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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 Monday, 26 August 2013
The Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting (IPM) for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) convened on Monday, 26 August, in Bridgetown, Barbados. Denis Lowe, Minister of Environment and Drainage, Barbados, gave the opening remarks, after which delegates heard from John Ashe, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the UN and President-Elect of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly; Aaron Cook, Minister for Commerce, Industry and Environment, Nauru; Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and Secretary-General of the 2014 Third International Conference on SIDS; Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator; and Gayan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS). Following a solo dance performance by Jai Clarke, Freundel J. Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, welcomed delegates and encouraged SIDS to “speak with one voice to make themselves heard.”

Delegates then heard a presentation from Nikhil Seth, UNDESA, on the Inter-Regional Synthesis Report. Representatives from Fiji, Jamaica and Seychelles gave brief overviews of the outcomes from the respective Regional Preparatory Meetings. Delegates also took part in discussions on an integrated approach to addressing gaps and constraints; and practical actions needed for closing the gaps in implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action on the Sustainable Development of SIDS (MSI).

In the evening, delegates were invited to attend a cocktail reception hosted by Prime Minister Stuart.
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Freundel J. Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, providing the opening address.
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L-R: UN Amb. Ahmed Sareer, Maldives, and Mariyam Shakeela, Minister of Environment and Energy, Maldives
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L-R: Gordon Bispham, Barbados, and Rolph Payet, Minister for Environment and Energy, Seychelles
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L-R: Peter Eversley Mitchell, Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development, and Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development, Trinidad and Tobago
L-R: Palanitina Tupuimatagi Toelupe, Director General, Ministry of Health, Samoa, and Josephine Stowers, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Samoa
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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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