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Title: International Year of SIDS 2014 and The Third International Conference on SIDS


1
International Year of SIDS 2014and The Third
International Conference on SIDS
2
The Future We Want
  • Rio 20 Outcome document reaffirms that
  • small island developing states remain a
    remain a special case for sustainable development
    in view of their unique and particular
    vulnerabilities
  • The Future We Want also called for, inter alia,
    the convening of The Third International
    Conference on Small Island Developing States in
    2014

3
Road to The Third International Conference on
SIDS
  • Preparatory Meetings
  • Inter-regional Meetings August 2013
  • 1st PrepCom at UNHQ - Feb. 2014
  • Zero draft to be circulated by co-chairs by
    March 2014
  • Inter-sessional meeting at UNHQ April 2014
  • Final PrepCom at UNHQ June 2014
  • SIDS International Conference Sept. 1-4, 2014
  • GA 69 Adoption of Conference Outcome 2nd half
    of 2014

4
Theme of The Third International Conference on
SIDS
  • The sustainable development of SIDS through
  • genuine and durable partnerships.
  • (Outcome document of the Inter-regional
    preparatory meeting for The Third
  • International Conference on SIDS)

5
UN Designation of 2014 as IYOS
  • UN General Assembly Resolution 67/206 in December
    2012
  • Encourages all Member States, the United
    Nations system and all other stakeholders to take
    advantage of the Year to promote actions at all
    levels, including through international, regional
    and sub-regional cooperation, as appropriate,
    aimed at the achievement of sustainable
    development of small island developing States

6
The Global Launch of IYOS 2014
  • The Year was officially launched by the UN
    Secretary General on February 24, 2014 prior to
    the first prepcom for the Third International
    Conference on SIDS which was held at the UN
    Headquarters in Feb. 2014.
  • "The International Year is an opportunity to
    appreciate the extraordinary resiliency and rich
    cultural heritage of the people of small island
    developing States". UN Secretary General Ban
    Ki-Moon

7
Logo and Tagline for IYOS 2014
  • A logo and tagline for IYOS was also developed -
  • International Year of Small Island Developing
    States 2014 A Global Celebration

8
Significance of IYOS 2014
  • The IYOS 2014 is an important opportunity for a
    group of
  • countries to, inter alia, -
  • Celebrate the accomplishments, culture, food,
    innovation and potential of SIDS
  •  
  • Call attention to the fact that SIDS are
    important, viable partners for investment
  •  
  • Remind the international community that they
    need support to advance their sustainable
    development.
  • (Ref. Expert Group Meeting on the International
    Year of SIDS Dec. 2013)

9
Caribbean SIDS approach
  • How can we get LAC region to share in the
    celebration? A South-South Cooperation
    initiative?
  • What do we want of the UN system re support? Role
    for the Forums ITC?
  • What will be our global legacy of the IYOS 2014?

10
Caribbean SIDS Approach
  • UNEP Regional Director Message to all LAC
  • Heads on the International Year?
  • Regional Environment and Youth Leaders
  • Forum on the SIDS We Want?
  • UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors for SIDS for 2014?
  • Assistance with identification and resource
    mobilization to facilitate the sustainable
    development of SIDS?
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