Zero draft for SIDS Conference released for comments
1 Apr 2014
- The Co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States released the zero draft for the Conference outcome on 14 March 2014.
In a letter to UN Member States the Co-Chairs, Karen Tan of Singapore and Phillip Taula of New Zealand, recalled UN General Assembly resolution 68/238, which calls for the Conference to result in a “concise, focused, forward-looking and action-oriented political document”.
Member States have been invited to submit written comments on the zero draft, which will be discussed at the inter-sessional meeting of the Preparatory Committee taking place from 21 to 25 April 2014 in New York. The Conference itself will take place in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September 2014.