Abstract – Davis

Human Rights and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

In recent years, multilateral and bilateral donors have begun engaging more actively in assessment and management of human rights risks that can either impact, or unintentionally result from, aid investments. In 2012, the Global Fund committed to a four-year strategy which includes protecting and promoting human rights as one of its strategic objectives. This ambitious commitment placed the Global Fund at the forefront of multilateral health donors engaging on human rights concerns.  In 2013, the Global Fund began to operationalize this commitment in partnership with internal and external stakeholders and civil society, opening up a new field of debate around the obligations of multilateral health donors in the context of country ownership.