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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 Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Jamaica Regional PrepCom for SIDS
Jamaica Regional PrepCom for SIDS
The room was reconfigured for Wednesday to allow greater dialogue
The Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States continued in Kingston on Wednesday.

The first panel of the day focused on regional, international and UN system organizations in the implementation and support to the Caribbean SIDS sustainable development agenda. The panel featured presentations from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Development Programme, the UN Office for Least Developed Countries, Land-Locked Developing Countries and SIDS (OHRLLS), the UN Population Fund, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the Caribbean Community. Delegates discussed South-South cooperation, national councils on sustainable development, reporting mechanisms, monitoring and evaluation, and broadening cooperation and information sharing on sustainable development.

The second session examined the positioning of SIDS within the emerging new UN institutional framework (post Rio+20 outcomes and the post-2015 development agenda). Presentations and discussion focused on the new universal UN Environment Assembly of UNEP, the 10-year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNEP’s medium-term strategy, the report of the High Level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda, and the new UN high-level political forum that is replacing the UN Commission on Sustainable Development.

In the afternoon, delegates heard from Major Groups on their contribution to the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action and the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation. Discussion focused on how to create a Caribbean Major Group forum to enable Major Groups to share their concerns and best practices. At the end of the day, government delegates met in a closed session to discuss the outcome document, which had been put together by a drafting group that met late Tuesday and most of the day on Wednesday.
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Carlisle Richardson, UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs
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Ricky Wilson, UNDP Barbados
Mark Griffith, UNEP
Travis Sinckler, Barbados
Lloyd Gardner, US Virgin Islands
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The FAO hosted a side event on “Addressing major threats for improved livelihoods and sustainable development in the Caribbean SIDS.”
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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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