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SIDS PrepCom Releases Info Note, Sets Six Areas for Partnerships

SIDS Conference logo21 March 2014: The information note for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has been released, which provides information on: conference venue; programme; and participation and registration.

According to the note, the conference will include plenary meetings, six multistakeholder partnerships dialogues, side events, parallel events, exhibitions, and pre-conference activities beginning on 28 August, such as a Private Sector Forum and NGO and Youth Forums. 

In addition, the Conference Preparatory Committee adopted a draft decision A/CONF.223/PC/L.1 on 'Arrangements for accreditation and participation of relevant non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other major groups in the preparatory process and in the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States' during a special meeting on 21 March 2014.

The special meeting also resulted in agreement on six areas for developing and strengthening partnerships. The six areas are: climate change and disaster risk management; oceans and seas biodiversity; water and sanitation, food security and waste management; sustainable economic development; sustainable energy; and social development, and health and non-communicable diseases, youth and women.

The Third International Conference on SIDS will take place in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September 2014. [Publication: Information on the Third International Conference on SIDS] [Conference Website] [UN Journal, 22 March] [SIDS Partnerships Platform] [Conference Press Release]