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Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

2-4 July 2013 | Kingston, Jamaica

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Highlights for Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Jamaica Regional PrepCom for SIDS
Jamaica Regional PrepCom for SIDS
Opening plenary. L-R: Sharon Crooks, Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Jamaica; Amb. Marlene Moses (Nauru), Chair of AOSIS; Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Jamaica; and Arun Kashyup, UNDP Jamaica.
The Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States opened in Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday morning, 2 July 2013. Following the opening plenary —which featured statements from Arun Kashyup, UNDP Jamaica; Amb. Marlene Moses (Nauru), Chair of AOSIS; Nikhil Seth, Director, UN Division for Sustainable Development (via Skype); and Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Jamaica—delegates began to address the objectives of the meeting:

bulletAssess the progress to date and remaining gaps in implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action and the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation;
bulletSeek a renewed political commitment;
bulletIdentify new and emerging challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development of SIDS; and
bulletIdentify priorities for the sustainable development of SIDS to be considered in the elaboration of the post-2015 UN development agenda.

The first panel discussion and interactive discussion focused on the SIDS sustainable development agenda from a Caribbean perspective. In the afternoon, the focus was on regional issues on the SIDS sustainable development agenda with panels and discussions on: climate change and natural and manmade disasters; sustainable energy; macroeconomics and trade; social policy issues; and protection, conservation and sustainable use of the region’s natural resources.
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Jahisiah Benoit presented the Jamaica Youth Declaration from the SIDS Regional Youth Consultation
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Ann Philipps, Directorate of Foreign Relations, Curaçao
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Dillon Alleyne, ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean
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L-R: Melissa Boissiere and Peter Mitchell, Trinidad and Tobago
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Carlos Fuller, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
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Dr. Karen Sealey, Pan American Health Organization
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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 (HTML - PDF)

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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