Approved by the Board on: 13 November 2015

Decision on the Secretariat’s Recommendation on Policy Exceptions for Processing HIV and TB Funding Applications from Certain Countries in the Middle East Region

1. Acknowledges the current political context and challenging implementation environment in Iraq, Palestine, Syria and Yemen due to ongoing conflicts; and

2. Accordingly, approves the following policy exceptions for processing HIV and TB funding applications from these countries to access relevant 2014-2016 funding allocations:

• Waiver of the CCM eligibility requirements;
• Waiver of the counterpart financing requirement; and
• Waiver of the "willingness-to-pay" requirement

This decision does not have material budgetary implications for the 2015 Operating Expenses Budget.