Contribution to UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

Projet terminé

HIV/AIDS continues to be a global public health and development challenge. UNAIDS is well positioned to guide and coordinate the global HIV/AIDS response through the provision of strategic information, analyses and political advocacy and leadership. UNAIDS contributes to prevent and reduce new HIV infections, AIDS related deaths and related stigma and discrimination. As such, UNAIDS significantly contributes to the SDG target of ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Maladies sexuellement transmissibles (y compris VIH/sida)
Santé & droits reproductives
Renforcement des systèmes de santé
01.01.2016 - 31.12.2019
CHF  11’900’000

Tasks of the MO and its role in the aid architecture

UNAIDS is mandated to ensure an integrated and coherent approach to lead the HIV/AIDS response within and beyond the UN System. Unique in the UN System, UNAIDS is composed of 11 UN Agencies (cosponsors) which jointly implement the UNAIDS Strategy under the guidance of the UNAIDS Secretariat.


Coherence MO – Strategic priorities SDC/Switzerland

UNAIDS is among SDC’s priority multilateral organizations, as per the Message on Switzerland’s International Cooperation. UNAIDS’ strategic orientation is in line with the Swiss Health Foreign Policy and SDC’s health policies (SDC health policy and SDC’s strategic framework of the global programme health).

Effets à moyen terme

Management level 1 (MO): Synthesis of the outcomes of the planned partnership phase

As per the target 3.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda 2030, UNAIDS aims at ending the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. The progress that will be made in the years leading up to 2020 will determine the impact in the subsequent ten years through 2030. Based on the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-21 “On the Fast Track to end AIDS”, UNAIDS will intensify efforts in the three strategic areas: 1) Reduction of HIV infections; 2) Reduction of AIDS-related deaths; 3) Elimination of HIV/AIDS-related discrimination.

In reference to the SDGs and in order to underline the importance of a multisectoral approach to the HIV/AIDS response, the UNAIDS strategy 2016-21 has defined eight result areas which are related to five SDGs considered particularly relevant for ending the AIDS epidemic: Good health and well-being (SDG 3), Gender equality (SDG 5), Reduce inequalities (SDG 10), Peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16), Partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).

Management level 2 (SDC/Switzerland): Synthesis of the outcomes of the planned partnership phase with focus on outcomes and outputs covered by the Credit Proposal

  • All people, especially young people, reduce HIV-related risk behaviour and access HIV combination prevention services, including primary prevention and sexual and reproductive health services;
  • Quality comprehensive sexuality education accessed by all adolescent and young people;
  • People living with, at risk of and affected by HIV access integrated services, including for HIV, tuberculosis, sexual and reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health, hepatitis, drug dependence, food and nutrition support and non-communicable diseases, especially at the community level;
  • Comprehensive systems for health strengthened through integration of community service delivery with formal health systems.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

Management level 1 (MO): Key results from the previous partnership phase

  • Decline of new HIV infections: A 38% decline of new HIV infections between 2001-2013 (to 2 Mio in 2014), with an acceleration in decline in the last three years.
  • Increased access to testing and treatment: AIDS-related deaths have fallen by 35% since 2005 (to 1.2 million AIDS-related deaths in 2014). Of the estimated 36.9 million people living with HIV globally, around 15.8 million accessed HIV treatment as of June 2015. However, a considerable proportion of people living with HIV globally still do not know their HIV-positive status and thus don’t access Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART).
  • Steady but slow reduction in stigma, discrimination and inequalities: HIV prevention, treatment and care services are more widely available now than a decade ago. But stigma and discrimination continue to be important barriers to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.


Management level 2 (SDC/Switzerland): Key results from the previous partnership phase

  • Active contribution, as Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) vice-chair (2015) and as member state, to the successful adoption of the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-21;
  • Active contribution, as vice-chair and as member state, to the successful adoption of the ECOSOC Resolution on the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (April 2015);
  • Contribution to enhanced understanding and accelerated actions in different thematic areas through active participation in the preparations and conducting of thematic discussions at the PCB (e.g. on HIV/AIDS and young people, or on HIV/AIDS in emergency contexts);
  • Contribution to increased participation of young people in policy discussions on sexual and reproductive health and rights through support of the UNAIDS led ACT!2015 Initiative.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Programme commun des Nations Unies sur le VIH/SIDA

Autres partenaires

US, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, UK, Finland, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada, Ireland, Germany, France, Japan, New Zealand, Belgium, China.

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

In the PCB, UNADS’ governing body, Switzerland belongs to a constituency with Sweden, Austria and Iceland and leads the constituency for the period 2013-16. In 2016 Switzerland acts as PCB chair.

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    11’900’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    11’880’902
Phases du projet Phase 16 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021   (Completed) Phase 15 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)

Phase 14 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2019   (Completed)

Phase 13 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)