2014 - International Year of Small Island Developing States

Consultation meeting on UNESCO’s action in favour of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

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In the context of the recently launched International Year of SIDS 2014 and the upcoming Third International Conference on SIDS, also referred to as Barbados Programme of Action+20 (BPOA+20), which will take place in Apia (Samoa) from 1 to 4 September 2014, a consultation meeting will be held with the Permanent Delegations to UNESCO on 1 April 2014.
This meeting, chaired by the Director General, will focus on identifying the emerging and enduring priorities for the sustainable development of SIDS that should be reflected in the outcomes of the Samoa Conference. Subsequently, an action plan to guide UNESCO’s response will be developed, in line with the Resolution adopted by the 37th session of the General Conference on, ‘Reinforcing UNESCO’s strategy on SIDS’ (part V (paragraph 1.e)).


Type of Event Consultative Meeting
Start 01.04.2014 16:30 local time
End 01.04.2014 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Nakashima, Douglas
Contact Khalissa Ikhlef (k.ikhlef@unesco.org)
Country France
City Paris
Room Room X
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website UNESCO page on the International Year of SIDS
Link 1 UNESCO Website on SIDS
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