The purpose of the meeting is to:
- provide a forum for the SIDS of the AIMS region to evaluate continuing national and regional challenges in implementing the Mauritius Strategy as outlined in the respective national assessment reports,
- to assess ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities,
- to discuss common priorities for action,
- and to prepare a regional synthesis report for consideration by CSD-18 acting as the preparatory committee for the high-level review of the Mauritius Strategy in September 2010.
The meeting is organized by the SIDS Unit in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of the
Inputs into the Regional Meeting
Small Island Developing States in the region have prepared National Assessment Reports according to guidelines sent out by the SIDS Unit.
UN Agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-SIDS countries and major groups were also asked to submit inputs to the review process.