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UN GA High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS 2021 – Call for Civil Society Speaker Application

Civil Society and other stakeholders are invited to apply for the opportunity to speak during the UN GA High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS 2021.

Application Deadline: 25th April 2021

About the Award: On 8-10 June 2021, the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations will convene a High-Level Meeting (HLM) to undertake a comprehensive review of the progress on the commitments made in the 2016 Political Declaration towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, in the General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 75/260 (https://www.un.org/pga/75/calendar/pga-events/). The proceedings of the high-level meeting will be webcast live and on demand on United Nations Web TV.

Type: Conference

Eligibility:

  • Opening segment: In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/260* that sets out the organizational arrangements for this meeting, one person who is openly living with HIV will be invited to speak at the opening plenary segment of the High-Level Meeting. (The other opening plenary speakers will be the President of the UN General Assembly, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and an eminent person actively engaged in the response to HIV/AIDS.) *GA resolution 75/260: https://indico.un.org/event/35848/material/0/0.pdf
  • Plenary meeting: Representatives of non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, civil society organizations and the private sector – one from each grouping- to be selected during the interactive multi-stakeholder hearing, may also be included in the list of speakers for the plenary meetings of the high-level meeting, in consultation with the President of the General Assembly.
  • *Please note that in order to be considered for a speaker for the plenary meetings, your organization also needs to participate at the Interactive multi-stakeholder hearing to be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., via interprefy platform, on Friday, 23 April 2021. It will be webcast live and on demand on United Nations Web TV. More information on the multi-stakeholder hearing is available at the website of the President of the General Assembly (https://www.un.org/pga/75/2021/04/09/hiv-aids-high-level-meeting-and-interactive-multi-stakeholder-hearing/).
  • Thematic panel discussions: During the High-Level Meeting, up to five thematic panel discussions will be held on specific themes (to be decided), consecutively with the general debate. Stakeholders will be invited to speak at each panel along with representatives of Governments and other participants. More information on the panels and opportunities for the submission of questions will be shared in due course.

To be Taken at (Country): TBD

Value of Award: Please note: the practical arrangements for participation, and the format of the special session will be decided by the President of the General Assembly in due course on the basis of an assessment of the COVID-19 related health conditions, and this information will be available on the website of the President of the General Assembly (https://www.un.org/pga/75/).

How to Apply: Apply below

*Please note that in order to be considered for a speaker for the plenary meetings, your organization also needs to participate at the Interactive multi-stakeholder hearing to be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., via interprefy platform, on Friday, 23 April 2021. It will be webcast live and on demand on United Nations Web TV. More information on the multi-stakeholder hearing is available at the website of the President of the General Assembly (here).

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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