|Facts about UNAIDS: in individual countries (UNAIDS, 1997, 13 p.)|
UNAIDS is calling for an expanded response to the epidemic at a time of shrinking resources for all development programmes. A major role of UNAIDS at country level is to help countries mobilize resources for the national response to the epidemic and optimize their use. To that end, the Theme Group undertakes the following activities:
· advocacy with the national government to encourage a greater allocation of the national budget to AIDS activities
· establishing links with donor agencies and funding organizations to encourage their greater involvement;
· establishing links between country-level and regional programmes and activities
· encouraging innovative approaches to resource mobilization, especially mobilization of resources from the private sector.
UNAIDS is exploring a range of approaches to enable the UN system in individual countries to handle funds entrusted to the Theme Group by bilateral, multilateral and donor organizations for HIV/AIDS programmes. UNAIDS is also developing a series of regional and country-level training workshops on resource mobilization.
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For more information on UNAIDS and its activities, see the documents UNAIDS an overview and UNAIDS international best practice and research in the series Facts about UNAIDS.