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Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

17-19 July 2013 | Baie Lazare, Seychelles

Highlights for Thursday, 18 July 2013
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Morning panel discussion. L-R: Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Director of Energy and Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates; Phosun Kallee, Department of Environment, Ministry of Environment and National Development, Mauritius; Samba Harouna Thiam, UNEP; Amb. Antonio Pedro Monteiro Lima, Cape Verde; Aubrey Harris, FAO; and Amb. Ronald Jumeau, Seychelles.
The AIMS (Atlantic, Indian, Mediterranean and South China Sea) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) continued on Thursday, 18 July, in Baie Lazare, Seychelles. A drafting group convened in the morning, chaired by Jean-Paul Adam, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Seychelles. This session included representatives from the five AIMS SIDS present in the meeting, along with a youth delegate and representatives from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Earth Negotiations Bulletin. Delegates discussed progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) and the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation (MSI) in the morning and regional priorities for sustainable development of SIDS in the afternoon.

In a parallel high-level session, the morning dialogue session focused on “Emerging Opportunities in the Region,” with presentations by Seychelles, Mauritius, Cape Verde, the United Arab Emirates, FAO and UNEP. This was followed by a second session including presentations on oceans governance and the blue economy. After lunch, there were a number of presentations and discussion on building partnerships, including on the Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge, debt-for-adaptation swaps, SIDS DOCK Sustainable Energy Initiative, the Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA), threats to livelihoods, the University Consortium for SIDS, and the Indian Ocean Commission’s Islands Project, among others.
Priya Thaunoo-Chadee, Mauritius
L-R: Chuan Hock Teddy Low and Joseph Teo, Singapore
Amb. Ronald Jumeau, Seychelles
L-R: Peggy Oti-Boateng, UNESCO, and Janice da Graça, youth delegate from Cape Verde, during the afternoon coconut break.
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Meeting resources

bulletGeneral Assembly resolution

bulletConference website

bulletSIDSnet

bulletSymposium on Understanding Ecological and Social Resilience in Island Systems, 9-11 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

bulletExpert Group Meeting (EGM) on Oceans, Seas and Sustainablr Development: Implementation and follow-up to Rio+20, 18-19 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

bulletEGM on SIDS and Post-2015 Development Agenda, 23-24 April 2013, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

bulletEGM on Marine Science and Technology for SIDS, 14-15 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

bulletEGM on Foresight and SIDS: Identifying emerging sustainable development issues from the perspective of SIDS, 14-16 May 2013, Cambridge, Enlgand

bulletGlobal Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - Strengthening Partnerships Towards Disaster Risk Reduction for SIDS, 21 May 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

bulletBarbados Programme of Action

bulletMauritius Strategy of Implementation


IISD RS resources

bulletIISD RS summary report of the Barbados Conference on the Sustinable Development of SIDS, 25 April - 6 May 1994, Bridgetown, Barbados (PDF: PDF - HTML)

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Twenty-second Special Session of the General Assembly for the Review and Appraisal of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA+5), 27-28 September 1999, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting for the 10-year Review of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS, 26-30 January 2004, Nassau, Bahamas

bulletIISD RS coverage of the SIDS Preparatory Meeting for the 10-Year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action, 14-16 April 2004, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

bulletIISD RS coverage of the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS, 10-14 January 2005, Port Louis, Mauritius

bulletIISD RS coverage of the High-level Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (MSI+5), 24-25 September 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

bulletSIDS-L - A mailing list for news on SIDS policy

bulletSIDS Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing SIDS

bulletLinkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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