14 Jul 2010

A civil society website has been established to provide information about advocacy efforts to mobilise resources for the Global Fund in the run-up to the replenishment meeting which will take place on 4-5 October 2010 in New York. At that meeting, most donors are expected to announce their pledges for the period 2011-2013.

The website, which is organised by International Civil Society Support, suggests ways for people to get engaged and provides contact information for relevant actors, in an effort to facilitate coordination of advocacy efforts. The website is at https://sites.google.com/site/globalfundreplenishment.

The website contains information on upcoming global-level events that provide opportunities for advocacy. It also provides profiles of most of the major donor countries " European Union, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Netherlands, U.K., U.S. Each profile describes the country"s previous contributions, what is known about its planned contribution for 2011-2013, what civil society organisations (CSOs) are asking for, what the challenges and opportunities are, and what CSO activities are planned. When we went to press, not all of the profiles had been fully completed.

Questions about this initiative can be addressed to mb@icssupport.org.

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