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Mauritius Strategy +5 Review

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

Highlights for Saturday, 25 September 2010

UN Member States convened at UN Headquarters on Friday, 25 September, for the second and final 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 (MSI+5).

During the morning delegates attended a roundtable under the theme: enhancing international support for the SIDS. In the afternoon delegates participated in an interactive dialogue on cross-regional perspectives, chaired by Peter David, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Grenada.

In the closing plenary, MSI+5 delegates adopted the resolution of the meeting (A/65/L.2), which includes a political declaration.

A summary and analysis of the meeting will be available on this site on Tuesday, 28 September 2010.
SIDS Policy & Practice
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
Friday, 24 September 2010 - Saturday, 25 September 2010

Multistakeholder Roundtable on Enhancing International Support for Small Island Developing States
The dais during the roundtable. L-R: Cheick Sidi Diarra, Under Secretary-General, Special Adviser on Africa and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS); Co-Chair Mohamed Waheed, Vice-President of the Republic of Maldives; Co-Chair João Gomes Cravinho, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Portugual; and Vivian Pliner, UN-DESA Secretariat
Cheick Sidi Diarra, Under Secretary-General, UN-OHRLLS
Co-Chair Mohamed Waheed, Vice-President, Maldives
Co-Chair João Gomes Cravinho, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Portugual
Mohamed Elorabi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Egypt
Robin Davies, Australian Agency for International Development
Shri S.M. Krishna, Minister of External Affairs, India
Taïeb Fassi-Fihri, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Morocco
George Hiele, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Solomon Islands
Minute Alapati Taupo, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Tuvalu
Shigeki Sum, Japan
Sylvie Lucas, Luxemburg
Peter Schwaiger, EU
Nasir Khattak, Climate Institute
Denis Grandport, Mauritius Council of Social Services
Gerald Miles, The Nature Conservancy
L-R: Ian Fry, Tuvalu, and Mark Schulman, ENB Writer
L-R: Peter Kenilorea, UN-OHRLLS; Lakshmi Puri, UN Conference on Trade and Development; Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN-OHRLLS; and Sylvie Lucas, Luxemburg
Co-Chair João Gomes Cravinho, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Portugual, during discussions with participants.
L-R: Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum; Melanie Ashton, ENB Team Leader; and Mark Schulman, ENB Writer

Interactive Dialogue on Cross-Regional Perspectives
Arvin Boolell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mauritius, proposed structured inter-regional collaboration through an annual meeting of AOSIS members.
Peter David, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Grenada
Arvin Boolell, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mauritius
Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum
Len Ishmael, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Davidson Hepburn, President of the General Conference, UNESCO
Somduth Soborun, Mauritius
Eisenhower Douglas, Ministry of Employment, Trade, Inudstry, and Diaspora Affairs, Dominica
Vilma McNish, Jamaica

Around the meeting
Art around the UN Headquarters.
Your ENB team at the UN Headquarters. L-R: Mark Schulman, Writer, United States of America; Melanie Ashton, Writer/Team Leader, Australia; and Diego Noguera, Digital Editor, Colombia.
Art around the UN Headquarters.

Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
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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