Title: Canada's In-Country Monitoring and Evaluation Report on the Implementation of the UNGASS Declaration of Commitment A project of the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO)

Client: AIDS Calgary Awareness Association

Date of Completion: December 2005

The Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS was made by governments from 189 countries, including Canada, at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) in June 2001. San Patten was contracted to evaluate, through an independent in-country monitoring process, the extent to which the Canadian government and civil society have implemented the Declaration. More specifically, this project analyzed how civil society has been involved in implementing the commitments and whether the government's monitoring mechanisms have been inclusive of civil society inputs. Fifteen countries were chosen to be part of this project: Guatemala, Peru, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Morocco, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Canada and Ireland. San Patten was commissioned to conduct Canada's in country monitoring study which was appended as a civil society "shadow report" to the Government of Canada's report submitted to the UN in early 2006.

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