SIDS Newsletter Reviews Preparations for MSI+5

May 2010: The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Unit of the Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) has published the sixth issue of SIDS Newsletter. This issue contains updates on preparations for the high-level meeting, to be convened on 24-25 September 2010, to carry out a five-year review of progress in addressing the vulnerabilities of SIDS through the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation (MSI+5).

In an update on informal consultations on the draft political declaration, the newsletter indicates that the President of the General Assembly has announced the appointment of the Permanent Representatives of Singapore and Luxemburg as co-facilitators to lead the informal consultations of a draft political declaration on MSI+5, to be adopted at the General Assembly high-level meeting. Consultations are expected to begin by the end of June, and the co-facilitators are expected to request inputs from all interested member States including the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and the Group of 77. Procedural aspects for the MSI+5 high-level meeting will be worked out in parallel by the General Assembly President in consultation with concerned parties. [May 2010 SIDS Newsletter] [January 2010 Newsletter] [December 2009 Newsletter] [October 2009 Newsletter] [September 2009 Newsletter]