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Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting (IPM) for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

26-28 August 2013 | Bridgetown, Barbados

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Highlights for Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting (IPM) for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) met for the final day on Wednesday, 28 August, in Bridgetown, Barbados. In the morning, negotiations on the outcome document resumed, with delegates taking part in a closed plenary session before the drafting group resumed its work. Delegates also met to discuss the modalities of celebrating the first International Year of SIDS, which is to be held in 2014.

The drafting group continued its work into the afternoon. At 5:37 pm delegations received a copy of the Needhams Point Bridgetown Declaration. Plenary resumed at 7:00 pm. Following discussion, the Declaration was adopted at 8:10 pm.

Negotiations on the outcome document, which will be the basis of the zero draft text for the global intergovernmental preparatory process, continued until 11:21 pm. Upon agreement that negotiation of the outcome document would resume at a later date, the IPM was suspended at 11:44 pm.

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SIDS delegations during plenary
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Delegates conferring in the corridors
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Delegates reading a draft of the Needhams Point Bridgetown Declaration
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L-R: Steven Goldfinch, UNISDR; Libby DeLucia, Clinton Foundation; and David Payton, UNDP
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L-R: Rianna Gonzales, Caribbean Youth Environment Network; Elon McCurdy, Guyana; and Garfield Barnwell, Caribbean Community
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Meeting resources

bulletMeeting website

bulletGeneral Assembly resolution

bulletWebsite for the Third International Conference on SIDS

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 and analysis of the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea (AIMS) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on SIDS, 17-19 July 2013, Baie Lazare, Seychelles (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

bulletIISD RS summary and analysis of the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on SIDS, 10-12 July 2013, Nadi, Fiji (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

bulletIISD RS summary and analysis of the Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Third International Conference on SIDS, 2-4 July 2013, Kingston, Jamaica (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)

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

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

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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