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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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Highlights from Friday, 16 April 2004

On Friday, 16 April, during informal consultations, delegates completed a first reading of the Strategy Document, discussing sections on trade, sustainable capacity development and education, sustainable production and consumption, national enabling environment, health, knowledge management for decision making, culture, implementation, access to financial resources, and monitoring and evaluation. Following this, delegates considered the way forward. Facilitator MacKay recommended, and delegates agreed, that informal consultations be held on 28 and 29 August in Mauritius prior to the International Meeting. He also proposed the convening of informal informals in New York, possibly in May, to move discussions forward, and reported that the Secretariat would produce a compilation text, which would be the basis for negotiations during the informal informals. This was then agreed to during the formal meeting of the Preparatory Meeting.

Photo: Anwarul Chowdhury, Secretary-General of the Mauritius International Meeting, and Facilitator Don MacKay

Listen to Facilitator Don MacKay's report back to the Preparatory Meeting

Informal Consultations






Members of the G-77/China during the informal consultations









The US delegation during the informal consultations




Diane Quarless and Kenza Kaoukib-Robinson, SIDS Unit (left) and  Espen Ronenberg, SIDS Unit (right)



Delegates from the EU during the informal consultations




The Canadian delegation consults on the Document (left) and Secretary-General Chowdhury, Jagdish Koonjul, Spokesperson for the G-77/China, and Facilitator MacKay (right)



Diane Quarless, SIDS Unit, with John Ashe, Antigua and Barbuda (left)



Members of the EU, US and the G-77/China consult on the agenda for the Mauritius International Meeting (left) and Sateeaved Seebaluck with members of the G-77/China







Sateeaved Seebaluck, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Mauritius, with Veerle Vandeweerd, Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities, UNEP (left)














Anwarul Chowdhury, Secretary-General of the Mauritius International Meeting, JoAnne DiSano, Division for Sustainable Development, CSD-12 Chair and Norway's Environment Minister Børge Brende, and Antonio DeBaros











Side Event: A Programme of Work on Island Biodiversity in Response to the World Summit on Sustainable Development--organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity






Miscellaneous Photos



. A table introduces delegates to Mauritius (left) and SIDSnet ( (right)


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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