UNAIDS and its ten cosponsors work to provide technical support to countries to assist them in the implementation of their national AIDS plans. To ensure countries receive the best technical support in specialized areas, and to avoid duplication, a "division of labour" guides the technical support offered. In 2005, an interagency working group agreed on 17 broad areas of UNAIDS technical support and identified a "lead organization" and "main partners" in each of these areas. Each of the UNAIDS organizations leads in at least one technical area. UNICEF is the lead organization for the following Inter-Agency Task Teams (IATT):
- Procurement and Supply Management
- Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT)
- Care and support for children affected by AIDS
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Care and Support for Children affected by AIDS
The IATT on Children affected by AIDS, led by UNICEF, provide a forum for supporting a coordinated, accelerated and expanded evidence based response to protect and promote the rights of children affected by HIV and AIDS. Specific objectives of the IATT are to:
- Promote coordination and harmonization of policy guidance and programming,
- Advocacte, both internally and externally for accelerated implementation of evidence based interventions,
- Promote the development and sharing of technical and programming information,
- Support and broaden networking and collaboration.
Young People and HIV/AIDS
The IATT on HIV and Young People, convened by UNFPA, support accelerated, harmonized and expanded global, regional and country-level response to increase young people's utilization of HIV prevention, treatment and care services.
The IATT on Education, convened by UNESCO, support accelerated and improved education sector responses to HIV and AIDS by:
- Promoting and supporting good practices in the education sector related to HIV and AIDS,
- Encouraging alignment and harmonisation within and across agencies to support global and country level actions.