On November 18, 2022 at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) global centre in Geneva, the Netherlands announced additional resources for UNAIDS.
In addition to pledging an extra €3 million (US$3 million), the Netherlands committed to increasing funding for the organization by 15% and signed a multi-year agreement to secure UNAIDS funding for 2023-2025. The US, UNAIDS’ largest donor, announced a total increase of US$55 million to the organization in 2022.
In July 2022, UNAIDS released a report that found that the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have disrupted AIDS response initiatives. Dutch Vice Minister for Development Cooperation Kitty van der Heijden said funding for UNAIDS is paramount to shoring up efforts to fight AIDS worldwide.