The Board

The Global Fund is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of twenty voting members and four nonvoting members. The functions, appointment processes, and operational arrangements for the Board are set out in the Global Fund By-Laws.

The Global Fund's international Board includes representatives of donor and recipient governments, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector (including businesses and foundations), and affected communities.

Key international development partners also participate in the Global Fund Board, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the World Bank. The latter also serves as the Global Fund's trustee.

The Board meets at least twice annually and is responsible for overall governance of the organization, including approval of grants.

The Board Committee Rules and Procedures provides detail of the operating arrangements for the four Board committees.