4. NEWS
24 Aug 2005

Over 300 organizations in 67 countries have signed the International Appeal for Full Funding of the Global Fund. This Appeal was launched two weeks ago by the three NGO board members of the Global Fund, backed by a coalition of NGOs in Europe, North America and Japan. The board members explained that donor governments, at their Replenishment Meeting to be held on September 5-6 in London, are likely to pledge far less money to the Global Fund than the Fund says it requires. The Appeal that the 300 organizations signed calls upon donor governments to contribute their fair share to meet the Global Fund's needs, and specifies exactly how much each donor should contribute.

 

The Appeal has also been signed by eleven CCM Chairs, and a number of prominent persons, including Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town; Stephen Lewis, Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa of the UN Secretary-General; Zachie Achmat, Chair of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in South Africa; and Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

 

The period for accepting signatures has been extended to 3 September. Full details about the Appeal and who has signed are available at www.aidspan.org/globalfund/appeal. Organizations can sign by emailing GlobalFundAppeal@aidspan.org.

 

A selection of the 311 organizations that have signed the Appeal as of today is as follows:

 

Action against AIDS Germany / Aktionsbündnis gegen AIDS

Germany

ActionAid International

UK

Africa Action

USA

Africa Japan Forum

Japan

AfriCASO

Senegal

AIDES

France

AIDS Foundation East-West (AFEW)

Russia

Aidspan

USA

Asociación para la Salud Integral y Ciudadania en America Latina (ASICAL)

Ecuador

Association des Frères et Soeurs Unis du Cameroun

Cameroon

Association Marocaine de Lutte Contre le SIDA (ALCS)

Morocco

Blue Diamond Society

Nepal

Bread for the World

Germany

CARE International

Belgium

CARE USA

USA

Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB)

USA

Centre for Youth and Population Development

Ghana

Christian Aid

UK

Church World Service

USA

Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ)

Zambia

DATA

USA

Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance

Switzerland

Global AIDS Alliance

USA

Global Health Council

USA

Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+)

Netherlands

Health GAP (Global Access Project)

USA

HIV-Service Coalition

Ukraine

Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)

Canada

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

USA

International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS

UK

International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO)

Canada

International HIV/AIDS Alliance

UK

Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO)

Kenya

Latin American Network of PLWHA (RedLa+)

Colombia

Lutheran World Federation

Switzerland

Open Society Institute (London)

UK

Oxfam International

UK

Positive Women Network

India

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

USA

Réseau des Acteurs Intervenants dans la Lutte contre les IST/VIH/SIDA

Niger

RESULTS

USA

Russian Harm Reduction Network

Russia

Rwanda HIV/AIDS NGO Forum

Rwanda

South African Council of Churches

South Africa

STOP AIDS NOW!

Netherlands

Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)

South Africa

World AIDS Campaign

Netherlands

World Council of Churches

Switzerland

World Vision International

USA

World YWCA

Switzerland

Zambia National AIDS Network

Zambia

Plus 260 more

 

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