Conferences and Meetings

Date

2013

High Level Breakfast; on Raising Visibility towards the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States on margins of commencement of UNGA 68th Session, New York

25 September

SIDS Private Sector Partnerships Side Event; Barbados Inter-regional Meeting, Bridgetown Barbados which effectively launched the focus of the office on the private sector

27 August

Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States. Bridgetown, Barbados

26-28 August

Regional Preparatory Meeting of small island developing States of the Atlantic Indian ocean, Mediterranean and South China Seas (AIMS), Mahe, Seychelles

17-19 July

Pacific SIDS Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, Nadi, Fiji

10-12 July

Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, Kingston, Jamaica

2-4 July

‘Strengthening Partnerships Towards Disaster Risk Reduction for SIDS’; at the 4th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva.  OHRLLS in partnership with UNISDR

21  May

Featured Event on Fostering Partnerships towards Disaster Risk Reduction for SIDS at the 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland

19 – 23 May

Expert Group Meeting on the Significance of Marine Science and Technology for SIDS and the Importance of Transfer of Marine Technology to SIDS to Support Sustainable Development; New York.  OHRLLS in partnership with UNESCO-IOC and UNDOALOS

14-17 May

Milstein Science Symposium – Understanding Ecological and Social Resilience in Island Systems.  OHRLLS in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biological Diversity; New York

9-11 April

2012

AOSIS High Level Meeting on the margins of the 67th UN General Assembly

27 September

Third World Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

20-22 June

Barbados Declaration on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Small Island Developing States

7-8 May

2010

Pacific Regional Review Meeting in Vanuatu

8-10 February

Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and south china seas (AIMS) Regional Review Meeting in Maldives

9-10 March

Caribbean Regional Review Meeting in Grenada

16 &18 March

A collaborative perspective on the integrated and sustainable management of Coastal and Marine resources – Working Luncheon

25 March

Inter-regional Meeting in New York

08 May

CSD-18 and SIDS Day: Preparatory Committee for Mauritius+5 High-level Review in New York

10 May

Mauritius+5 High-level Mid-Term Review in New York

24-25 September

16th Conference of the Parties (COP16)/UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico

29 November – 10 December

2009

CSD-17

23-27 February  and 4-15 May

Seminar on Countering Climate Change Vulnerabilities: Obligations and Opportunities in implementing a post 2012 agreement in New York

10 September

Alliance of Small Islands States (AOSIS) Summit in New York

21 September

UN Secretary General Climate Change Summit in New York

22 September

UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark

7-18 December

2008

CSD-16

5-16 May

2007

Caribbean Catastophe Risk Insurance Facility Donor Pledging Conference in Washington DC

26 February

Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting with interactive discussions on the themes of Energy for Sustainable Development, Industrial Development, Air pollution/ Atmosphere and Climate Change

26 February-2 March

CSD-15

 30 April-11 May

UN-OHRLL/UNFCCC Special Event for SIDS

02 May

Side Event: NGO event on technologies for SIDS (UN-OHRLLS is co-sponsor)

07 May

 UN-OHRLLS/UNISDR Secretariat Special Event for SIDS

09 May

2006

Third Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands- UNESCO, Paris

23-28 January

Post-Disaster Assessment & Monitoring of Coastal Ecosystems

20-24 February

Phuket, Thailand  
Ocean Sciences Meeting- Honolulu, Hawaii  
Banking and Finance for Small States

17- 28 April

CSD-14

1-12 May

SIDS Day of CSD 14

08 May

Sustainable Tourism with Special Reference to Islands and Small States, Malta

25 May

Special Event organized by UN-OHRLLS and UNWTO

23 October

Maximizing economic benefits and strengthening resilience in SIDS through sustainable tourism – Implementing the Mauritius Strategy  
Special Event organized by UN-OHRLLS and OCHA/CERF Secretariat:  Special Briefing on “How SIDS can benefit from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF): Meeting the Objectives of the Mauritius Strategy”

27 October

2005

International Meeting for the ten-year review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of the Small Island Developing States, Mauritius. For Further Information [SIDS Mauritius 2005]

10- 14 January

2nd World Conference on Disaster Reduction, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

18-22 January

Resumed 59th session of the UN General Assembly
(proposed by SGIM to endorse Mauritius Declaration and Strategy. However, iniative for draft resolution has been taken up by AOSIS and was not ready for the February 2005 resumed session of the General Assembly)

February

23rd UNEP Governing Council

21-25 February

13th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development

11-22 April

UNDP Executive Board Annual Session

13-24 June

South Summit, Doha, Qatar

12-16 June

High-Level Plenary Meeting of the 60th session of UNGA on the Millennium Summit, New York

14-16 September

FAO special conference to review the Mauritius Strategy during FAO Governing Council, Rome

19-26 November

The Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference, Hong Kong, China

13 – 18 December

2004

Preparatory Committee for the International Meeting for the ten-year review of the Barbados Programme of Action, at the 12th session of the Commission on Sustainable Developement, New York [Information on CSD-12]

14 – 16 April

ESCAP Special Body on Pacific Island Developing Countries, Eighth Session, Shanghai, China [High Representative’s Statement]

20 – 21 April

Informal informals on the strategy paper organized by H.E. Ambassador Don MacKay, Permanent Representative of New Zealand, U.N. headquarters in New York [G-77 Strategy Paper]

17 – 19 May

Informal informals on the strategy paper organized by H.E. Ambassador Don MacKay, Permanent Representative of New Zealand, U.N. headquarters in New York [G-77 Strategy Paper]

7, 8 & 11 October

2003

Pacific Regional Meeting for the Review of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS. Apia, Samoa [Final Report]

4 – 8 August

AIMS Regional Preparatory Meeting to Review Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS. Praia, Cape Verde [Final Report]

1 -5 September

The Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting to review the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago [Final Report]

6 – 10 October

United Nations General Assembly (58th session)
Report of the Secretary-General on further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States

16 October