Board Decisions


Approved by the Board on: 06 May 2009

Allocation of Non-Voting Board Seats

  1. The Board decides to create one additional non-voting seat on the Board to represent the constituency of key partners (Partners Constituency) whose mission is directly related to the Global Fund and who are not currently represented on the Board.

  2. The Board decides to invite the Stop TB Partnership, Roll Back Malaria and UNITAID to be the founding members of the Partners Constituency. Any key partner that wishes to be represented on the Global Fund Board through the Partners Constituency should make a formal request to the Board who will determine the appropriateness of their inclusion in the Partners constituency.

  3. Accordingly, the Board approves the following amendments to the By-laws:

    Article 7. Foundation Board

    7.1. Composition

    The Foundation Board shall consist of twenty voting members and five six nonvoting members. Each voting member shall have one vote.


    The fivesix ex-officio nonvoting members of the Foundation Board shall consist of:

    • One representative from the WHO;
    • One representative from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS ("UNAIDS");
    • One representative from the Partners constituency;
    • One representative from the trustee; and
    • One Swiss citizen with his or her domicile in Switzerland authorized to act on behalf of the Foundation to the extent required by Swiss law.; and
    • The Executive Director of the Foundation.

  • The Board requests the PSC to review the purpose, allocation and composition of all non-voting Board seats and report to the Board at its Twenty-Third Meeting.