QUADRENNIAL ECOSOC REPORT TO UNITED NATIONS
BASIC INTRODUCTION OF AAID
African Agency for Integrated Development (AAID) is an international NGO in Uganda Registered by the Ministry of Internal affairs under the NGO board, Uganda Government (Registration No. S.5914/3112). It has its headquarters in Kampala central region and operates internationally in Geneva Switzerland, New York USA and in Uganda, AAID is partnering with G4 Alliance and UN doing different Global Programmes
AIMS AND PURPOSE OF AAID
- Raise community awareness on primary health, STDs/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
- Improve Health systems within the service providers at National and International Level
- Promote poverty eradication strategies through water supply, sanitation, Modernization of Agriculture and skills Development.
- Promote social and economic welfare of the community i.e. promotion of tourism in Uganda.
- Enhance proper community management of natural resources with emphasis on increased women participation and sustainable Development.
- Advocate for human rights for the vulnerable with emphasis on children, disabled Men and women.
- Carry out activities of climate change.
- Effectively transformed living conditions of community through information dissemination and implemented long term sustainable programmes.
CHANGES WITH A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
AAID contributed on the concrete ideals and proposals for defining the steps required for the successful transition of the MDGs to the SDGs. This provided platinum for the wider development community to formulate policy massages and reconciliations for ECOSOC all this was done through electronic communication coordinated, organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), in collaboration with Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) .(www.Unteamworks.org).
AAID has contributed on the formation of Global Alliance For surgiary, obestric, trauma and Anesthesia care (G4Alliance) it is an advocacy organization dedicated to building political for surgical, obstetric, trauma and Anesthesia care as part of the Global Development agenda . G4Alliance provides a collective voice for member organizations united in their commitment to advocating for neglected surgical patients www.theg4alliance.org .
AAID as a member organization has participated at an initial WHO planning meeting focused on the implementation of the Historic WHA resolution on surgery and Anesthesia
CONTRIBUTIONS OF AAID TO THE WORK OF UN
AAID participated in the “2013 Global NGO aimed to compare survey” which aimed at trends and out look in the NGO sector over an extended period of time over 1000 NGOs joined the survey and their in put were captured. The survey was conducted online by Dr Denis Schwenger under NGO research in Geneva Switzerland. The survey was realized by the end of 2014. An evaluation of the study was available to the participants and published for scientific use.
AAID has been able to send reports on war crimes of the armed forces and security forces of Ukraine: The report was sent by Maxim Grigoryev Director of an NGO called the Foundation for the study of Democracy which was shared to various member organizations.
AAID was able to organize UN70 celebrations in Uganda which took place on 24th October 2015. The celebration was conducted during the conference meeting organized by AAID at its Western regional office in Fort portal Uganda. The conference was to inform participants about UN Global activities connected to peace and security, development, human rights and freedoms.
AAID has again joined online Global discussions like HIV AND HEALTH STRATEGY 2016-2021 organized by UNDP policy Dialogues in NEWYORK
AAID PARTICIPATION IN THE UN MEETINGS
AAID has not participated in any UN activities
AAID COOPERATION WITH WHO
AAID has encouraged G4Alliance to prepare official calls to action to engage Global surgery community in a number of campaigns including a special call from US HHS to support Non- state actor engagement with the WHO.
INNITIATIVE IN SUPPORT OF THE SDGs
AAID has written a request to help influence the inclusion of surgical and anesthesia care indicators as part of the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this process the panel asked with the development of SDGs indicators released a draft frame work of proposed indicators and invited members of civil society to submit their feedback.
AAID found out that the proposed list of SDGs does not reflect the need for surgical care and anesthesia indicators. Present WHA resolution 68.15, which received unanimous support from WHO member states.
Mr. Kisembo Asuman
African Agency for Integrated Development (AAID)
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