SIDS Conferences and Meetings 

2016

DateEventLocation
7-9 November 2016Diversification and resilience: a blue, digital and green future for small islands and micro-states. In partnership with Wilton ParkBritish Virgin Islands
7-18 November 2016COP22Marrakech, Morocco
18 October 2016High Level side event on Urban Resilience and Sustainable Urban Development in Small Island Developing States. Co-organised by Maldives (Chair of AOSIS), UN-OHRLLS, UN-DESA and UN-HABITATQuito, Ecuador
22 September 2016SIDS X Parley Leaders Luncheon on Oceans New York
7-11 September 201647th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders' MeetingPohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
12 July 2016Training session on Accelerating the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals through implementation of Sendai Framework, SAMOA Pathway and Paris Climate Change Agreement co-organised with UNISDR and DESANew York, NY
13 - 14 May, 2016Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Urbanization in Small Island Developing StatesNew York, NY
22-24 March 2016P3a Conference – Public Private Partnership For Small IslandsOranjestad, Aruba
26 January 2016Technical Briefing on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, SIDS special session. Co-organised with UNISDR and DESANew York, NY

2015

DateEventLocation
24 January 2015International Year of SIDS – Closing CeremonyNew York, NY
February 2015SIDS Biodiversity – American Museum of Natural HistoryNew York, NY
14-18 March 2015OHRLLS Side Event on Building Effective Partnerships Towards Resilient Small Island Developing States in the Post-2015 World at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk ReductionSendai, Japan
25-26 March 2015Commonwealth Conference on “Financing for Development in Small States”Bridgetown, Barbados
April 2015SIDS Ocean Leaders Meeting, Waitt Foundation/Clinton FoundationBonston, USA
May 2015UNESCAP Commission SessionBangkok, Thailand
May 2015UNECA Commission SessionAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
May 2015UNECLAC Commission SessionSantiago, Chile
26 June – 8 July 2015High Level Political Forum at ECOSOC – Theme: Strengthening Integration, Implementation and Review – the HLPF after 2015New York, NY
July 2015Biennial UN-CARICOM MeetingNew York, NY
August 2015Pacific Islands Forum Leaders MeetingPapua New Guinea
September 28-30 2015UN Summit for Adoption of Post-2015 Development AgendaNew York, NY
20-21 November 2015Expert Group Meeting on Enhancing the Coherence of SIDS issues in UN processes post SAMOA Pathway and in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development AgendaNew York, NY
30 November -11 December 2015UNFCCC COP 21Paris, France

2014

DateEventLocation
18 – 25 January 2014Abu Dhabi Sustainability WeekAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
21 January 2014High Level Event on the Blue EconomyAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
24 February 2014Launch of the United Nations International Year of Small Island Developing States,New York, NY
24 – 26 February 2014First Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing StatesNew York, NY
26th February 2014OHRLLS Side Event on Partnerships In Support of SIDS Sustainable Development Aspirations, margins of 1st PrepCom for SIDS ConferenceNew York, NY
31 March – 4 April 2014Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers MeetingNadi, Fiji
2 – 4 April 2014Trade PasifikaSuva, Fiji
21 – 25 April 2014Inter-sessional Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing StatesNew York, NY
15 – 17 May 2014IFPRI 2020 Conference on “Building resilience for food and nutrition security”New York, NY
15 May 2014CTA’s High Level Panel on “Enhancing resilience for food and nutrition security in small-islands economies”Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
13 June 2014Joint UN-OHRLLS, UN-DESA and World Bank High Level Dialogue on Advancing Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States. World Bank Headquarters, Washington D.C.
23 – 27 June 2014Second and final Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing StatesNew York, NY
28 August 2014Pre-Conference Events Third International Conference on Small Island Developing StatesApia, Samoa
TBDYouth ForumNew York, NY
30 – 31 August 2014Private Sector Partnerships ForumNew York, NY
TBDRenewable Energy ForumNew York, NY
1 – 4 September 2014Third International Conference on Small Island Developing StatesApia, Samoa
23 September 2014Secretary-General’s Climate SummitNew York, NY
20 – 21 October 2014Global Green Growth Forum (3GF)Copenhagen, Denmark
10 November 2014Expert Group Meeting on Partnerships and Collaborative Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction in SIDS MunicipalitiesSingapore
10 – 12 November 2014Capacity-building Seminar on Collaborative Approaches and Solutions to Disasters Management Challenges for SIDS Municipalities in the Context of Sustainable Development in partnership with UN-DESA and the Singapore Cooperation ProgrammeSingapore

2013

DateEventLocation
25 September 2013High Level Breakfast; on Raising Visibility towards the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States on margins of commencement of UNGA 68th SessionNew York, NY
27 August 2013SIDS Private Sector Partnerships Side Event; Barbados Inter-regional Meeting, Bridgetown Barbados which effectively launched the focus of the office on the private sectorBridgetown, Barbados
26-28 August 2013Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing StatesBridgetown, Barbados
17-19 July 2013Regional Preparatory Meeting of small island developing States of the Atlantic Indian ocean, Mediterranean and South China Seas (AIMS)Mahe, Seychelles
10-12 July 2013Pacific SIDS Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing StatesNadi, Fiji
2-4 July 2013Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing StatesKingston, Jamaica
21 May 2013‘Strengthening Partnerships Towards Disaster Risk Reduction for SIDS’; at the 4th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk ReductionGeneva, Switzerland
19 – 23 May 2013Featured Event on Fostering Partnerships towards Disaster Risk Reduction for SIDS at the 4th Global Platform for Disaster Risk ReductionGeneva, Switzerland
14-17 May 2013Expert 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; OHRLLS in partnership with UNESCO-IOC and UNDOALOSNew York, NY
9-11 April 2013Milstein Science Symposium – Understanding Ecological and Social Resilience in Island Systems. OHRLLS in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biological DiversityNew York, NY


2012

DateEventLocation
20 June 2012United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 20-22 Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
7-8 May 2012Barbados Declaration On Achieving Sustainable Energy For All In Small Island Developing StatesBridgetown, Barbados
27 September 2012AOSIS High Level Meeting on the margins of the 67th UN General AssemblyNew York, NY


2011


2010

DateEventLocation
29 Nov -10 Dec 201016th Conference of the Parties (COP 16)/ UN Climate Change ConferenceCancun, Mexico
24-25 September 2010MSI+5 High-level review New York, NY
10 May 2010Preparatory Committee Meeting/SIDS DayNew York, NY
25 March 2010Working luncheon-A collaborative perspective on the integrated and sustainable management of Coastal and Marine resourcesNew York, NY
8 May 201025 March 2010New York, NY
16-18 March 2010Caribbean Regional MeetingGrenada
9-10 March 2010AIMS Regional MeetingMaldives
8-9 February 2010Pacific Regional MeetingVanuatu


2009

DateEventLocation
23-27 February and 4-15 MayCSD-17New York, NY
10 September 2009Seminar on Countering Climate Change Vulnerabilities: Obligations and Opportunities in implementing a post 2012 agreementNew York, NY
21 September 2009Alliance Of Small Islands States (AOSIS) Climate Change SummitNew York, NY
22 September 2009UN Secretary General Climate Change SummitNew York, NY
7-18 December 2009UN Climate Change ConferenceCopenhagen, Denmark


2008

DateEventLocation
5-16 May 2008CSD-16New York, NY


2007

DateEventLocation
26 February 2007Caribbean Catastophe Risk Insurance Facility Donor Pledging Conference Washington DC
26 February-2 March 2007Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting with interactive discussions on the themes of Energy for Sustainable Development, Industrial Development, Air pollution/ Atmosphere and Climate ChangeNew York, NY
30 April-11 May 2007CSD-15New York, NY
2 May 2007UN-OHRLL/UNFCCC Special Event for SIDSNew York, NY
7 May 2007Side Event: NGO event on technologies for SIDS (UN-OHRLLS is co-sponsor)New York, NY
9 May 2007

UN-OHRLLS/UNISDR Secretariat Special Event for SIDSNew York, NY


2006

DateEventLocation
23-28 January 2006hird Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and IslandsUNESCO, Paris
20-24 February 2006Post-Disaster Assessment & Monitoring of Coastal EcosystemsNew York, NY
TBDOcean Sciences MeetingHonolulu, Hawaii
17- 28 April 2006Banking and Finance for Small StatesNew York, NY
1-12 May 2006CSD-14New York, NY
8 May 2006SIDS Day of CSD 14New York, NY
25 May 2006Sustainable Tourism with Special Reference to Islands and Small StatesMalta
23 October 2006Special Event organized by UN-OHRLLS and UNWTONew York, NY
TBDMaximizing economic benefits and strengthening resilience in SIDS through sustainable tourism – Implementing the Mauritius StrategyNew York, NY
27 October 2006Special 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”New York, NY


2005

DateEventLocation
10- 14 January 2005International Meeting for the ten-year review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of the Small Island Developing StatesMauritius
18-22 January 20052nd World Conference on Disaster ReductionKobe, Hyogo, Japan
February 2005Resumed 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)New York, NY
21-25 February 200523rd UNEP Governing CouncilNew York, NY
11-22 April 200513th session of the Commission on Sustainable DevelopmentNew York, NY
13-24 June 2005UNDP Executive Board Annual SessionNew York, NY
12-16 June 2005South SummitDoha, Qatar
14-16 September 2005High-Level Plenary Meeting of the 60th session of UNGA on the Millennium SummitNew York, NY
19-26 November 2005AO special conference to review the Mauritius Strategy during FAO Governing CouncilRome, Italy
13 – 18 December 2005The Sixth WTO Ministerial ConferenceHong Kong, China


2004

DateEventLocation
14 – 16 April 2004Preparatory 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 DevelopementNew York, NY
20 – 21 April 2004ESCAP Special Body on Pacific Island Developing Countries, Eighth SessionShanghai, China
17 – 19 May 2004Informal informals on the strategy paper organized by H.E. Ambassador Don MacKay, Permanent Representative of New ZealandNew York, NY
7, 8 & 11 October 2004Informal informals on the strategy paper organized by H.E. Ambassador Don MacKay, Permanent Representative of New ZealandNew York, NY


2003

DateEventLocation
4 – 8 August 2003Pacific Regional Meeting for the Review of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDSApia, Samoa
1 -5 September 2003AIMS Regional Preparatory Meeting to Review Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDSPraia, Cape Verde
6 – 10 October 2003The Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting to review the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDSPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
16 October 2003United 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 StatesNew York, NY