A two day Private Sector Partnerships Forum at the 2014 Third International Conference on SIDS in Apia, Samoa will provide a platform upon which genuine and durable partnerships, that support the sustainable development of SIDS, can be announced and existing partnerships showcased or scaled up. The Forum, covering six thematic areas, will facilitate interaction, knowledge sharing and networking between senior business and government leaders to enhance private sector partnerships for SIDS. Read more about SIDS

The Co-Chairs’ Summary of the Private Sector Partnerships Forum outlines the key messages, outcomes and partnerships announcements made during the Forum.

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USG Gyan Chandra Acharya

Samoa Ambassador

Ambassador Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia

 “Ten years ago, the Mauritius International Meeting on SIDS emphasized the importance of the private sector  in SIDS. Today, a fresh sense of urgency has been injected by the international community in the Rio+20 conference, which underscored that sustainable development can only be achieved with a broad alliance of people, governments, civil society and private sector, working together to secure the future”. USG Gyan Chandra Acharya, UN-OHRLLS

“SIDS are a diverse group of countries with uniquely different challenges, opportunities and priorities. But whatever their national goals and aspirations are, the common enabler to achieving them is through the power of genuine and durable partnerships. My own country is passionate about partnerships because it speaks to our history as an island nation and our journey in these uncharted waters of globalization”. –  Ambassador Aliioaiga Feturi Elisaia, Samoa Permanent Representative to the United Nations

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The Forum will be jointly convened by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), the host Government of the Independent State of Samoa and the Samoa Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Mr. Damien Sass: sass@un.org