GNP+ is the Global Network for and by People Living with HIV. GNP+ advocates to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV. As the only Global Network working with all PLHIV regardless of how they choose to network, GNP+ works with independent and autonomous regional and national networks of people living with HIV in all continents, as well as networks that include people living with HIV, including key populations and treatment access networks.
Under the central theme Reclaiming Our Lives!, GNP+ implements an evidence-informed advocacy programme focused on:
- Human Rights;
- Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention; and
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of people living with HIV.
The above platforms for action are the means to realise the Global Advocacy Agenda, agreed upon at the 9th International Conference of People Living with HIV/AIDS in 1999 in Warsaw, revalidated at the Nairobi Think Tank Meeting in November 2005, and reaffirmed at LIVING2008: The Positive Leadership Summit in August 2008, Mexico City.
The Global Advocacy Agenda focuses on: promoting access to HIV treatment, care, support and prevention; fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV; and, promoting the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA).
GNP+ is the only international network representing all people living with HIV. Elected representatives from the affiliated regional networks form the GNP+ Board.
Message form Christian Hui, GNP+NA Board Member – Secretary & Canada Ontario Representative
The Global Network of People Living with HIV North America (GNP+NA) currently has 3 Canadian seats open for interested members to assume the 2-year term. The new board positions will commence on May 15, 2014 and expire in the fall of 2015
Due to unforeseen circumstance, the board members for the Quebec/Nunavut Region and one of the Canadian At-Large positions had to step down from their roles due to health issues, while our board member for the Prairies/Northwest Territories region is stepping down due to the acceptance of an international work position.
The Canadian board members of GNP+NA would therefore like to request members and non-members alike who are interested in serving on the GNP+NA board to
- Register as a member of GNP+NA here (required before interest to run for Board position can be considered); and
- Forward their names along with a short biography and why they hope to join the board (200 words or less) for an upcoming membership voting for the vacant seats and serve for the remaining term until the 2015 board election in October, 2015.
For the Quebec/Nunavut seat, the person must reside in the Quebec province or Nunavut territory. For the Prairies/Northwest Territories region, the person must reside in the Prairies (Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan) or the Northwest territories. For the At-large seat, members from all Canada regions can apply.
GNP+NA is especially seeking those with experience in fundraising, communication, social media, marketing, and membership skills to apply to the board.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TILL APRIL 30, 2014 AT MIDNIGHT EST.
Please kindly send an email to
by midnight on Wednesday, April 30, with the following information:
- Your name, Address, Phone number
- Seat you are interested in running for (Quebec/Nunavut, Prairies/Northwest Territories, or At-Large)
- Whether you are currently a GNP+NA member or have completed the membership registration process
- A brief bio and the reason why you want to become a board member at GNP+NA (200 words or less)
An online election voting will take place between May 1 to May 15, 2014 (ballot closing at 5pm EST) and made available for GNP+NA members to cast their votes.
GNP+NA is committed to diversity and inclusion of key populations affected by HIV. We especially encourage women or trans persons living with HIV, francophones (with the ability to operate functionally in English), racialized or Aboriginal community members, youth, persons who use substances, and sex workers to run for the board.
Thank you for your time, interest and support in being part of the GNP+NA network and to empower people living with HIV in North America.
Christian Hui, GNP+NA Board Member – Secretary & Canada Ontario Representative