Board Decisions


Approved by the Board on: 11 November 2009

Youth Leadership

The Board emphasizes the urgency of providing more room for youth leadership and involvement in the response to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Board recognizes the diversity and special needs of young people and stresses the importance of protecting young people's health and human rights, especially for the 5.4 million young people who are living with HIV and the millions who are at risk, in particular young women and girls; but also those who are marginalized, including but not limited to young sex workers and people who use drugs; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth; and young migrants. 

The Board asks constituencies and the Secretariat to consider how they can better include young people, facilitate youth-led action at global and national level and ensure that their ideas and perspectives are better reflected in the work of the Global Fund and the Board and report back to the Board within 2 years.