Thomas Brennan (

Vice Chair
Beatrice Krauss (

The Committee addresses the policy discussions related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the UN system by advocating for global action related to the epidemic; by strengthening and supporting an expanded response for the prevention of transmission of HIV, the provision of care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS including societal stigma associated with the disease; and alleviating the impact of the epidemic. The Committee facilitates an integrated approach to the work of non-governmental organizations and supplements the activities of other NGO Committees at the UN working cooperatively with them, and augments the role of NGOs in policy formulation relating to combating HIV/AIDS. The CoNGO committee on HIV/AIDs is working with Government representatives in Least Developed Countries to provide low cost antiretroviral medicine, working with representatives from UNAIDs and civil society.