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Devex Examines Selection Process, Candidates For Next UNAIDS Leader

Devex: Meet the UNAIDS leadership contenders
“HIV/AIDS advocates have mixed views on the five candidates shortlisted to lead the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, but agree there is much at stake as the agency fights for its existence. … The names of five shortlisted candidates emerged in June, including four from Africa and one woman. A final decision was expected earlier this month, but insiders say the process has been delayed. Last month, NGO delegates on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board — a collection of stakeholders that guides the agency’s work — said they want the next executive director to be from the global south…” (Edwards/Ravelo, 7/10).