The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • provide a forum for the SIDS of the Pacific 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 and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific / EPOC, in collaboration with the Government of Vanuatu and PIFS.

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.

Pacific Regional Report for the 5-Year Review of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for Sustainable Development of SIDS (MSI+5)