Member States will undertake a 5-year review of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island States in September 2010, during the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly, pursuant to resolutions A/RES/63/213: [ English | French ] and A/RES/64/199.
In preparation for this high-level event, SIDS Member States have been requested to submit national assessment reports based on specific guidelines. These reports, complemented by inputs received from UN agencies, regional organizations and NGOs, and Donor States will form the basis for three regional review meetings that will be held in the Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS regions in early 2010.
1. Pacific Regional Meeting
8-9 February, 2010
2. AIMS Regional Meeting
9-10 March, 2010
3. Caribbean Regional Meeting
16 and 18 March, 2010
These meetings will address progress made and continuing challenges encountered in the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy, with special focus on the vulnerabilities of small island developing States. The regional meetings will provide an opportunity for both national and regional assessment of actions taken in support of the Mauritius Strategy.
The national and regional assessments will then be consolidated at an inter-regional meeting, followed by the SIDS Day of the eighteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18) acting as the Prep-Com for the high-level review.
4. Inter-regional Meeting
8 May, 2010 (During CSD-18)
5. Preparatory Committee Meeting
10 March, 2010 (During CSD-18)