Craig McClure is the former Global AIDS Coordinator for UNICEF (2011-2016) and Executive Director of the International AIDS Society (2004-2009), the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals. He has also worked at the World Health Organization leading the global HIV treatment programme and played a central role in the development of WHO’s “3 by 5” strategy – the global initiative to expand access to antiretroviral treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in resource-limited settings.
Craig has a background in political science, international relations, education and counselling. In the field of HIV/AIDS and global health, Craig has worked for over 25 years as a community-based advocate and organizer, a consultant for not-for-profit organizations, industry, and local, provincial and national governments and for 15 years at the international level.
Craig has published and presented widely on his HIV work at international, regional and national conferences. He is committed to ending the epidemic through efforts that balance investment in further research with equitable implementation of existing tools and the promotion of human rights and dignity for people living with HIV and key affected populations, including gay and bisexual men, transgender women, people who inject drugs, and sex workers.
In 2017 Craig was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.