||Regional Session: Sustainable Development and HIV - A Caribbean Agenda
||Session Room 5
||23.07.2012, 14:30 - 16:00
Suzette Moses-Burton, Saint Martin
|The Caribbean region is looking beyond the MDGs, to develop a new agenda for sustainable development and HIV, based on four pillars: unified gender and SHR, equity and human rights, participation of Caribbean women, girls and men, and partnerships. These pillars will look at identifying fiscal options for sustaining social and economic development, protecting Caribbean minorities and developing civil society capacity to secure social justice, facilitating participation of Caribbean women, girls and men with a focus on how to address domestic violence, reach poor women, and change men's perceptions. The last pillar proposes a new approach, by encouraging partnerships with bilateral, foundation, social media and cultural leaders. This approach will apply to partnerships within and outside of the region.
Webcast provided by The Kaiser Family Foundation
|Why GIPA is critical to sustainability of the AIDS response|
R. Charles, Grenada
|Youth as a force of sustainability|
J. Nelson, Jamaica
|A new sustainable development agenda for the Caribbean|
J. Bynoe-Sutherland, Guyana
E. Greene, Guyana
|The challenge of maintaining programmatic consistency in a parliamentary democracy|
S. Wescot-Williams, Saint Martin
|15:00||Jamaica's response to HIV|
F. Ferguson, Jamaica
|Overcoming social and cultural norms to address the HIV infection in Guyana|
L. Ramsammy, Guyana
|15:10||Questions and answers|
S. Martelly, Haiti
|Why GIPA is critical to sustainability of the AIDS response - Rachel Charles|
|A new sustainable development agenda for the Caribbean - Juliette Bynoe-Sutherland|
|Overcoming social and cultural norms to address the HIV infection in Guyana - Leslie Ramsammy|
LAPC report by Ms. Volderine Hackett
Quotes from Jaevion Nelson – Executive Director, Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network
Young people are appreciated as articulate testifiers. This is not enough, our energies must be mobilized to hold our leaders accountable.
Regional partners must do much more than use young people as an AIDS funding bingo.
The Caribbean region is developing its agenda beyond the 2015 MDGs. Key to this agenda is integrating the HIV and AIDS response into the broader health and development agendas for sustainability. For the Caribbean, this mainly rests on four pillars: equity and human rights; participatory decision making at all levels, efficiencies and greater impact through integration of HIV prevention services into existing sexual and reproductive health services and partnerships, both internal and external. The session which took the form of a panel discussion with a question and answer segment underscored -
- reinforcing the GIPA principle to sustain the gains made in HIV
- reducing young people’s vulnerability to HIV and AIDS through providing meaningful spaces to be key stakeholders and partners and not mere beneficiaries.
- bringing HIV out of isolation through partnerships. Partnerships promoting priorities characterize cooperation, coordination and consolidation as illustrated by the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP).
- ensuring that there is consistency in the parliamentary approaches to the HIV and AIDS response across the Caribbean
- continuing the bold political leadership that is critical to the process and has generated results as demonstrated by some countries of the Caribbean for example Jamaica, Guyana, Haiti and St. Maarten