How We Work

UN Plus was established by UN staff living with HIV in March 2005. Since then, it has been growing as an advocacy group within the United Nations system to respond to numerous challenges faced by UN staff living with HIV.

UN Plus is coordinated by the Global Coordinator who is based in UNAIDS HQ in Geneva, Switzerland. Within UNAIDS, UN Plus is housed under the Department of Community Support, Social Justice and Inclusion of the Programme Branch.

UN Plus is governed by the Global Advisory Group, which consists of eminent UN Plus members from different regions. The Advisory Group members give policy directions to the Global Coordinator. In some countries, UN Plus is locally organised as either a Country Chapter by UN Plus members or a Friends of UN Plus by non-UN Plus members. Both Country Chapters and Friends of UN Plus provide support services and essential information to UN staff living with HIV.

UN Plus has partnerships with Medical Services, Human Resources and other departments/units of UN organizations that are relevant to work environment and career development of staff living with HIV. Using such extensive network of partners, UN Plus advocates for policies and practices that support staff living with HIV.

For more information about how to become a member as well as UN Plus advocacy and support activities, please send an e-mail to or Contact Us page. All communication will be treated confidentially.