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ICSS Executive Director appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau

June 2013 – ICSS Executive Director Peter van Rooijen was appointed an ‘Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau’ (Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau) at the annual HIV benefit gala AmsterdamDiner. It is bestowed for outstanding service to the community. The royal award was presented to van Rooijen by Lilliane Ploumen, Minister for International Trade and Development Cooperation, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel. Ploumen called van Rooijen a “pioneer” in the national and international fight against AIDS.

Peter was recognized as a long time advocate and leader in AIDS advocacy organizations. Since 1984, Peter has served on the boards of numerous local and international organizations in the global health field, directed several key organizations, been a key civil society voice since the foundation of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and helped establish and support numerous networks and organizations supporting AIDS advocacy among affected populations.

Investment Framework Civil Society Consultations 2012

International Civil Society Support (ICSS) convened consultations with civil society on the “Investment Framework” in Thailand and Tanzania in 2012, in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The Bangkok consultation was also supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organisations (APCASO) and the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+).

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Country Donor Report Cards: A civil society evaluation of past donor performance (2008-2010) and contributions asked from donors in the Global Fund Replenishment Process (2011-2013)

July 2010 – This report brings together civil society advocates’ evaluation of past performance of the governments in their respective countries (for 2008-2010) and the contributions asked from these governments for 2011-2013 in the context of the 3rd Replenishment Process of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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Civil Society Representatives: Meeting Documents

“Observations and recommendations from a strategic retreat for civil society representatives to international programs and initiatives: Laying the groundwork for more effective and coordinated civil society participation in health and HIV/AIDS responses”, September 2008

“Meeting Report of a Second Strategic Retreat for Civil Society Representatives to Global Health Programmes and Initiatives“, September 2009

“Achieving the health MDGs by 2015: What needs to be done from a civil society perspective”, May 2010

Developing an Accountability Framework for Civil Society Representatives working on global health issues, January 2010

Accountability of civil society representatives to the main bodies responsible for international health policy is a topic which has been under discussion for some time. The Salamander Trust was commissioned in October 2009 by ICSS and the Accountability Working Group, to further those discussions and to prepare a framework intended to increase accountability.

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