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Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS regions prepare for major conference in 2014
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  • By UN-DESA/DSD on 1 Aug 2013
1 Aug 2013 - Three regional preparatory meetings for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) took place in the Caribbean, Pacific, and AIMS (Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea) regions in July.

The meetings provided an opportunity for SIDS from each region to gather and discuss regional priorities and concerns identified in the course of the national consultations. Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo, Secretary-General for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, attended the meetings. The outcome documents of the meetings will be available on the SIDS Conference website shortly.

SIDS delegates from all three regions will come together in Bridgetown, Barbados, from 26-28 August for an inter-regional preparatory meeting. The inter-regional meeting provides the opportunity for delegates to crystallize a unified SIDS position and agenda that they will take into the global preparations for the Conference.

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa.