|HIV/AIDS and Human Rights International Guidelines Joint publication UNAIDS and United Nations (UNAIDS, 1998, 62 p.)|
|Chapitre 2. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DISSEMINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GUIDELINES ON HIV/AIDS AND HUMAN RIGHTS|
60. The United Nations Secretary-General should submit the Guidelines to the Commission on Human Rights as part of the report on the Second International Consultation on HIV/AIDS and Human Rights.
61. The Secretary-General should transmit the Guidelines to heads of State:
(a) Recommending that the document be distributed nationally through the appropriate channels;
(b) Offering, within the mandates of UNAIDS and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, technical cooperation in facilitating the implementation of the Guidelines;
(c) Requesting that compliance with the Guidelines be included in national reports to existing human rights treaty bodies;
(d) Reminding Governments of the responsibility to uphold international human rights standards in promoting compliance with the Guidelines.
62. The Secretary-General should transmit the Guidelines to the heads of all relevant United Nations bodies and agencies, requesting that they be widely disseminated throughout the relevant programmes and activities of the bodies and agencies. The Secretary-General should request that all relevant United Nations bodies and agencies consider their activities and programmes on HIV/AIDS in the light of the provisions of the Guidelines and support the implementation of the Guidelines at national level.
63. The Commission on Human Rights and the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, as well as all human rights treaty bodies, should consider and discuss the Guidelines with a view to incorporating relevant aspects of the Guidelines into their respective mandates. Human rights treaty bodies, in particular, should integrate the Guidelines, as relevant, in their respective reporting guidelines, questions to States and when developing recommendations and general comments on related subjects.
64. The Commission on Human Rights should appoint a special rapporteur on human rights and HIV/AIDS with the mandate, inter alia, to encourage and monitor implementation of the Guidelines by States, as well as their promotion by the United Nations system, including human rights bodies, where applicable.
65. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights should ensure that the Guidelines are disseminated throughout that Office and incorporated into its activities and programmes, particularly those involving support for the United Nations human rights bodies, technical assistance and monitoring. This should be coordinated by a staff member with exclusive responsibility for the Guidelines. Similarly, the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women should ensure the full integration of the Guidelines into the work of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
66. UNAIDS should transmit the Guidelines throughout the system-to co-sponsors of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, United Nations Theme Groups on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS staff, including country programme advisers and focal points-and should ensure that the Guidelines become a framework for action for the work of the United Nations Theme Groups on HIV/AIDS and UNAIDS staff; Theme Groups should use the Guidelines to assess the HIV-related human rights, legal and ethical situation at country level and to elaborate the best means for supporting implementation of the Guidelines at that level.
67. Regional bodies (such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Organization of American States, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, the Organization of African Unity, the European Commission on Human Rights, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the Association of South-East Asian Nations, etc.) should receive the Guidelines and make them available to the largest possible number of members and relevant divisions with a view to assessing how their activities might be made consistent with the Guidelines and promote their implementation.
68. Specialized agencies and other concerned bodies (such as the International Labour Organization, the International Organization for Migration, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and the World Trade Organization) should receive the Guidelines and transmit them widely among members and throughout their programmes with a view to assessing how their activities can be made consistent with the Guidelines and promote their implementation.