The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • provide a forum for the SIDS of the three regions to evaluate continuing national and regional challenges in implementing the Mauritius Strategy,

  • to discuss common priorities for action,

  • and to finalize a global synthesis report for consideration by CSD-18 acting as the preparatory committee for the high-level review of the Mauritius Strategy in September 2010.

Major Groups Participation

Major groups are invited to nominate representatives to the Inter-regional Meeting.

Inputs to the Inter-regional Meeting

The review meetings held in the Pacific, AIMS and Caribbean regions produced three regional synthesis reports.

The regional reports are based on National Assessment Reports by SIDS, as well as inputs from UN Agencies, intergovernmental organizations, non-SIDS countries and major groups.

Statement by: 

The Under-Secretary-GeneralSpecial Adviser on Africa and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries,Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States