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Website for Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
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  • By UN-DESA/DSD on 1 Mar 2013
1 Mar 2013 - In support of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, to take place in Apia, Samoa, in 2014, a dedicated Conference website has been launched by the Conference Secretariat. .

Small island developing states (SIDS) have unique vulnerabilities and face severe and complex challenges in the pursuit of sustainable development. One of the key objectives of the conference will be to seek a renewed political commitment from the international community to address these special needs.

Call for Partnerships and Actions for Small Island Developing States

Leaders of Small Island Developing States have stated clearly the aim to make partnerships a cornerstone of the 2014 SIDS Conference, calling for the strengthening of collaborative partnerships between SIDS and the international community as one of the important ways and means to address new and emerging challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The Secretariat of the Conference is pleased to introduce the "SIDS in Action" registry, and invites all stakeholders to register their current or proposed partnerships and voluntary commitments for the advancement of Small Island Developing States and the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.