The United Nations' global initiative to fight HIV/AIDS is preparing to release an RFP for PR support with the intention to hire two or three firms for assignments.

unaidsThe Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, known as UNAIDS, wants to hear from agencies that would participate in an RFP process by July 14.

The organization, based in Geneva and operating an on a nearly $500M budget, wants to provide around-the-clock communications in English, so it wants at least one firm outside of its European time zone.  Press releases, media relations, story pitches, and communications reports are expected assignments under the future contract.

Response to the July 1 call for expressions of interest (EOI) from PR firms does not guarantee nor eliminate participation in the upcoming RFP.

Ogilvy PR has worked with the organization in recent years.

The USAIDS board wrapped its annual meeting last week, broadening its commitment to end new HIV infections to include areas like inequality, gender, governance and education, among other topics.

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