On the way to expanding the network within the country, a new state wide UNGASS-AIDS Forum will gather on 23 July 2009, in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba. The Forum has invited fifty organizations to participate in the meeting. It is coordinated by the Paraiba AIDS Articulation with the objective of broadening knowledge on UNGASS and to stimulate monitoring and advocacy initiatives in the state level.
The Forum will be a capacity-building workshop that will introduce the issue of monitoring through using the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on AIDS as the basic instrument. Essentialy, the health care supply chain is municipal. Advocacy needs to go to the city level to cause practical and visible impacts.