With its modest resource base of US $ 120 million for the
1996-97 biennium, UNAIDS is not a funding agency. It is a small programme that
aims to increase its impact and outreach through strategic alliances with its
cosponsors and other partners. UNAIDS cosponsors fund their own HIV/AIDS
country-level programmes and activities. A further US $ 20 million is being
raised for joint UNAIDS/cosponsor activities at the global and regional levels.
Funds are received from traditional donor countries, but also from developing
countries (e.g. China and Thailand) and the private sector. UNAIDS aims to
increase the resources available to national AIDS programmes by supporting
fund-raising activities at the national level and providing training in resource
mobilization to its national partners.
For more information, please contact Anne
Winter, UNAIDS, (+41 22) 791 4577, Dominique De Santis, UNAIDS, (+41
22) 791 4765, Geneva, or Internet