The coming years are crucial for the HIV response. The Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026 outlines the multisectoral approaches that are required to address the challenges ahead. As the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) celebrates its 25th anniversary, the new Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) provides an opportunity to draw on lessons learned, build on implementation and achievements made under the UBRAF 2016-2021 and further enhance the Joint Programme’s unique role and critical contribution to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, in line with the vision and context provided by the Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026 and in support of the 2021 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS.

The UBRAF is the central tool to guide and frame our Joint Programme’s action for results as part of the implementation of the Global AIDS Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Through the new UBRAF, UNAIDS will operationalize its work to catalyze the rapid implementation of the priority actions outlined in the Strategy. The new UBRAF will also show how the Joint Programme will align its footprint, capacity, ways of working and resource mobilization efforts with the new strategic priorities and result areas. UNAIDS will measure its performance, contributions and results against progress in country, regional and global HIV responses, with a specific focus on its contribution to support countries and communities to reduce inequalities that drive the AIDS epidemic and get the response on-track to ending AIDS by 2030.

The new UBRAF will include innovative and transformative shifts to strengthen its strategic focus for results and will be informed by a clearly articulated theory of change approach and a commitment to the optimization of human and financial resources as part of broader efforts to enhance the Joint Programme’s overall effectiveness, efficiency and accountability. With this and a fully funded UBRAF, we will deliver the very best of the Joint Programme.

Want to know more details? Consult the UBRAF 2022-2026 and the Workplan & Budget 2022-2023 submitted to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) Special Session in October 2021.

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