As we count down the days to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference on 10 October, in Lyon, France, the rate of donors announcing pledges or intentions has increased. In this edition of the GFO and the next, we will publish a short news roundup summarizing the latest developments.
Global Fund and Replenishment-related activity at the UN’s 74th General Assembly
The Global Fund has published its new funding request materials for the 2020-2022 funding allocation cycle longer in advance of the first application deadline than previously, with Window 1 applications due by 23 March 2020.
Global Fund launches "promise to all 7-year-olds" call to action, to end epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030
“We want to make a promise to you. Not a promise we can keep today, but a promise you can count on when you turn 18.”
Thus begins the ‘open letter’ from the Global Fund – signed by a large number of high-profile artists and athletes – to 7-year-olds everywhere, who will be 18 in 2030, the target date of the Sustainable Development Goals.
UK pledges £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) to Global Fund for 2020-2022
Sir Elton John joins President Emmanuel Macron in calling for a $14-billion Global Fund Replenishment
United States’ House Appropriations Committee approves increased funding for Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment
On May 16, the day the Global Fund’s 41st Board Meeting concluded, the United States’ House Appropriations Committee passed its fiscal year 2020 funding bill for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) including funding for the Global Fund to $1.56 billion, a $210-million increase.
The Global Fund’s Director of External Relations, Francoise Vanni, presented to the Board an update on the Global Fund’s resource mobilization efforts at the Board’s 41st meeting, held in Geneva on 15-16 May.
The amount of funding set aside for catalytic investments for 2020-2022, the next allocation period; which catalytic priorities will be funded; and to what extent they will be funded, will all depend on how much money is available for allocation following the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment pledging conference in October 2019.
Global Fund publishes new donor profiles; Japan makes $393-million contribution towards its pledge for the Fifth Replenishment
As it gears up for the Sixth Replenishment, the Global Fund has published a new series of government donor profiles, highlighting each country’s pledges and contributions to the Fund since the start of their respective donor relationships.
The Global Fund launched its Replenishment Partner Update on 2 April 2019, a monthly digest of new communications resources to support the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment. The update includes access to the Global Fund’s photo and video library, selected news highlights, and a calendar of upcoming events and resources.
Resources in this update are