On Monday 23 June, the final preparations for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (1-4 September, Samoa) will take place at UN Headquarters in New York with the start of the PrepCom (23-27 June) and other related events.
Third International Conference on SIDS will 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 overarching theme is “The sustainable development of small island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships”.
The preparations for this important Conference are currently underway, starting with a robust, SIDS-directed, multi-stakeholder national preparatory process. The national preparations feed into regional meetings in July of 2013, followed by an inter-regional preparatory meeting.