|Facts about UNAIDS: an overview (UNAIDS, 1997, 11 p.)|
UNAIDS has no management structure at the regional or intercountry level. However, to help countries respond to an epidemic with cross-border causes and consequences, UNAIDS has started to set up intercountry teams of staff. Such teams will be located in West and Central Africa (Abidjan), Southern and East Africa (Pretoria), South-East Asia (Bangkok), Europe, and the Americas. Their primary role is to provide and foster technical collaboration.
UNAIDS is also forging links with the regional and headquarters offices of its six cosponsoring organizations, and is working with them to develop new regional activities (e.g. working groups to develop policy on regional issues) or support ongoing ones. For example, UNAIDS staff are being posted in the regional offices of WHO in Manila, Washington, Copenhagen, and Brazzaville; UNAIDS staff will be posted with UNICEF and UNDP in New York; and cosponsor staff from UNICEF, UNDP and UNFPA have been seconded to the UNAIDS office in Geneva.