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GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES: : YEAR-END UPDATE

Even though the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States has come and gone, important work remains to be done in implementing the Programme of Action adopted by the Conference on 6 May 1994. In this regard, the 49th United Nations General Assembly reviewed the outcome of the Conference and adopted a resolution that addresses a number of issues, including the establishment of an office within the UN Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development to support the system-wide implementation of the Programme of Action. The General Assembly also gave initial consideration to the UNDP feasibility studies for SIDS/NET and SIDS/TAP.

This special year-end issue of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin will review relevant activities that have taken place since the Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, which took place from 25 April - 6 May 1994, summarize the results of the General Assembly"s consideration of the Conference, and highlight upcoming events. This issue of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin is published as part of a series of year-end issues intended to summarize the current state of play in the various sustainable development conferences and negotiations reported on by the Bulletin in 1994.