SIDS Preparatory Meeting for the 10-Year Review of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA)
United Nations Headquarters, New York | 14-16 April 2004 



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In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly called for a comprehensive review of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA) which was adopted in 1994. The BPoA sets forth specific actions and measures at the national, regional, and international levels in support of the sustainable development of the small island developing States (SIDS).

In 2004, the International community will convene in Mauritius to discuss recommendations for further and successful implementation of the BPoA. Regional preparatory meetings for the International Meeting highlighted actions taken and the challenges faced in the implementation of BPoA. The Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting was held in Nassau, The Bahamas from 26-30 January, 2004. The meeting adopted both Nassau Declaration and AOSIS Strategy Paper in preparation for the Mauritius Meeting on Small Island States.

The 12th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-12) will undertake the final preparations for the International Meeting, including its agenda. The 3-day Preparatory Meeting will be held from 14 to 16 April 2004 in New York. The meeting will also consider Secretary-General's synthesis report that will be based on recommendations from SIDS, and reports from the expert thematic workshop, regional and inter-regional preparatory meetings. The high-level International Meeting in Mauritius will be held from 30 August to 3 September 2004. For further information on the BPoA +10 preparations, kindly visit SIDSnet or send your inquiries to:

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Relevant Links

The Barbados Plan of Action

BPoA+5 review

The 2002 GA resolution calling for the 10-year review

Pacific Regional Meeting, Samoa, 4-8 August 2003

Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and the South China Sea (AIMS) Regional Meeting, Cape Verde, 1-5 September, 2003

Caribbean Regional Meeting, Trinidad, 6-10 October 2003

Expert meetings

Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 10 Year Review of the BPoA

Nassau Declaration

AOSIS Strategy Paper for the Further Implementation of the BPoA

List of SIDS


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