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Mauritius Strategy +5 Review

24-25 September 2010 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

Highlights for Friday, 24 September 2010

UN Member States convened at UN Headquarters on Friday, 24 September, for the first day of the High-Level Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the meeting, stressing the importance of the review process as a means of examining gaps in achieving the Mauritius Strategy's sustainable development goals. Participants then heard statements from heads of state and ministers. In the afternoon delegates convened for the first of two roundtables, which convened under the theme: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Strengthening Resilience of Small Island Developing States.
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Friday, 24 September 2010 - Saturday, 25 September 2010

Opening Plenary
Marcus Stephen, President of Nauru, on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
Joseph Deiss, Switzerland, President of the UN General Assembly
Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States
Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Edward Natapei, Prime Minister of Vanuatu, on behalf of the Pacific Islands Forum
Stefania Prestigiacomo, Minister for Environment, Land and Sea, Italy
Kenneth Baugh, Deputy Prime Minister of Jamaica

Multistakeholder Roundtable on Reducing Vulnerabilities and Strengthening Resilience of Small Island Developing States
L-R: Co-Chairs Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister, Australia; and Sha Zukang, Under Secretary-General, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Co-Chair Sha Zukang, Under Secretary-General, UN DESA
Co-Chair Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Co-Chair Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister, Australia
Samuel Žbogar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
Peter Shanel, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Solomon Islands
Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister, New Zealand
Allan Duncan, Minister of State for International Development, UK
Ngeri Benebo, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Nigeria
Rita Mishaan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Guatemala
Hakki Akil, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey
Mario Nobilo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Croatia
Participants during the roundtable.
L-R: Ian Fry, Tuvalu; Luis Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil; and Claudia Salerno Caldera, Venezuela
L-R: Mark Schulman, ENB Writer; Keneti Faulalo, UN DESA; and Melanie Ashton, ENB Team Leader
Melanie Ashton, ENB Team Leader, shaking hands with Co-Chair Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister, Australia
Art around the UN Headquarters.

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Friday, 24 September 2010 - Saturday, 25 September 2010

Related Links
Meeting resources
*Official Mauritius Strategy +5 Review web site
*UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs web site
*UN General Assembly web site
*Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States web site
*Secretary-General’s Report “Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States”
*Pacific Regional Synthesis Report
*Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Seas Synthesis Report
*Caribbean Regional Synthesis Report
*National Assessment Reports

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Eighteenth Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18), 3-14 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (Note: Coverage of the SIDS Day is available in English: HTML - PDF, Spanish: HTML - PDF, or French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the SIDS, 10-14 January 2005, Port Louis, Mauritius
*IISD RS listservers and other information services
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin American and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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