AIDS is Everybody’s Business - UNAIDS & Business: Working Together
AIDS is everybody’s business: the government bodies and nongovernmental organisations that have traditionally led the AIDS response understand more clearly than ever the absolute necessity of private sector engagement in successful responses to the epidemic. This document outlines UNAIDS’ committment to encouraging, supporting and maximising that vital contribution to the AIDS response.
UNAIDS welcomes the active involvement of the private sector in the AIDS response. This brochure outlines how HIV has become a workplace issue everywhere, how it affects the world of work and how the workplace is one of the most important and effective settings for responding to the epidemic, even in low prevalence countries.
Being involved in an effective response generates goodwill and demonstrates a company’s commitment to good corporate citizenship and to the well-being of its employees, customers and communities. There are many ways for businesses to contribute to the AIDS response. From the largest multinational corporations to the smallest enterprises, companies can choose the type and level of participation that suit their strengths.
While models for partnership are practically limitless, possible activities include workplace programmes, advocacy, cash and in-kind donations.
The UNAIDS Private Sector Partnerships Unit can provide communication support for partnerships, research support on and to private sector initiatives and liaise with other international partners.