|Update on Country Activities, Presented at the First Meeting of the Contact Group (UNAIDS, 2000, 61 p.)|
Roles of countries and the UN in accelerating access to care and support
· Countries drive the process and are responsible for the implementation of their decisions
· The UN will assist countries, when they request so, with
First I would like toreturn to a theme developed in the speech of Daniel Tarantola: the roles of countries and the UN.
Countries and governments are in the driver's seat of any activity to be developed or implemented as part of the Accelerating Access initiative. This is a fundamental principle that underpins our approach.
The UN will act as a facilitator.
A facilitator for situation analysis.
A facilitator helping to identify possible options as part of country strategies to increase access to care and support, and
A facilitator supporting countries in the implemenation of their chosen options.