The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is an innovative partnership of 11 United Nations (UN) Cosponsors and the UNAIDS Secretariat. Its strength derives from the diverse expertise, experience and mandate of its Cosponsors and the added value of the Secretariat in leadership, advocacy, coordination and accountability. UNAIDS draws on and effectively leverages the experience and strengths of the Cosponsors in developing coherent strategies and policies, providing assistance to build country and community capacity and mobilizing political and social support for action to prevent and respond to AIDS, while involving a broad range of sectors and institutions at the national level.

The UNAIDS Division of Labour outlines the roles and responsibilities among Cosponsors and the UNAIDS Secretariat so as to enable the Joint Programme to collectively deliver integrated and impactful contributions at the country, regional and global levels. It is in line with the United Nations Secretary-General’s vision for a repositioned United Nations development system and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, leveraging comparative advantage to bring the added value, capacity and skill sets required to address country needs

The Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) is UNAIDS instrument to operationalize the UNAIDS Strategy and achieve the vision of ending AIDS. The UBRAF brings together the efforts of the Cosponsors and Secretariat into one framework and thus reflects calls under the SDGs for issue-based coalitions, joint programming, joint teams, and attribution to collective results.

The Performance monitoring of the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) allows for an understanding of the achievements of the Joint Programme as a whole and the accomplishments of its individual cosponsoring members.


Learn more about the work, the resources and the results of each organization by clicking on the list on the left hand side.