Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 10-Year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA)
Nassau, Bahamas | 26-30 January 2004 
 

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Highlights from Tuesday, 27 January

Photo: Sichan Siv addresses the Plenary, while sitting on the dais are Diane Quarless, Chief, SIDS Unit, UNDESA, Marcus Bethel, Chair of the Meeting, and Minister of Health and the Environment, Bahamas, Anwarul Chowdhury, Secretary-General of hte International Meeting, and Jagdish Koonjul, Chairman of AOSIS (Mauritius)

Click here to see the provisional agenda of the meeting
 

 


On Tuesday morning, 27 January, delegates convened in Plenary to hear statements by Ministers, Heads of Delegation, observer States and Heads of Organizations. In the afternoon, participants engaged in two panel discussions on enhancing competitiveness, and promoting cultural diversity, developing cultural industries and empowering youth. The drafting group met throughout the day to continue deliberations on the draft Strategy for the further implementation of the BPOA.


 



 



Statements by Ministers and Heads of Delegations

 

 


 



Listen to the following speeches:
Maria de Fatima Veija, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cape Verde
Elizabeth Thompson, Minister of Housing, Lands and Environment, Barbados
Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, Bahamas


 



Listen to the following speeches:
Fabio Fajardo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Cuba (in Spanish)
Sichan Siv, United States
Dean Peart, Minister of Lands and Environment, Jamaica


 



Listen to the following speeches:
Habib Ouane, UNCTAD
Ratsifandrihamanana Lila, Madagascar
Lennox O'Reiley Hinds, Canada

Listen to speeches from: UNESCO * FAO * UNFF * International Red Cross


 



Panel Discussion III: Enhancing competitiveness, trade, finance, entreneurship and partnerships

 


 



 


Panelists (left to right): Luis Fonseca, Cape Verde, Pierre Encontre, UNCTAD, Bishnodat Persaud, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery, Dr. Dennis Pantin (Moderator), University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, Hu'uaga Petelo, Deputy Director of Trade, Tonga, Jocelyn Dow, Guyana, and A. Bhuglah, Mauritius


 



 



Luis Fonseca, Cape Verde, A. Bhuglah, Mauritius, Pierre Encontre, UNCTAD, and Bishnodat Persaud, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery.


   



 
 



 



 



Luis Fonseca, Cape Verde, Pierre Encontre, UNCTAD, Bishnodat Persaud, Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery, Dr. Dennis Pantin (Moderator)

 



 



 



Hu'uaga Petelo, Deputy Director of Trade, Tonga, Jocelyn Dow, Guyana, and A. Bhuglah, Mauritius


 



Panel Discussion IV: Promoting cultural diversity, developing cultural industries and empowering youth



 
   



 



Michael Witter, University of West Indies (left), and Hilary Brown, CARIFORUM Cultural Support Fund

 
  




 



Chief Moelagi Jackson, Samoa (left), and Patricia Ramsey, University of Technology, Jamaica, and Verna Barnett, UNESCO (right)



Relevant Links

The Barbados Plan of Action

The SIDS+5 report

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin summary and analysis of the 1994 Barbados meeting

The ENB summary of the SIDS+5 meeting

The 2002 GA resolution calling for the 10-year review

 



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