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[CONFERENCE] UN Conference of Small Island Developing States

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01 Sep 2014
1 - 4 September 2014


The 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, along with related activities to the conference that will be held from 28 to 30 August 2014. The conference aims to focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.

The theme of the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States is "the sustainable development of small island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships". The Conference will include six multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues, held in parallel with the plenary meetings.

The Conference will seek to achieve the following objectives:

  • assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation;
  • seek a renewed political commitment by focusing on practical and pragmatic actions for further implementation;
  • identify new and emerging challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development of SIDS and means of addressing them; and
  • identify priorities for the sustainable development of SIDS to be considered in the elaboration of the post-2015 UN development agenda.


Date: 1 to 4 of September 2014

Organisers: United Nations

For more information you can visit the conference's website.

Venue: Apia, Samoa