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UN DESA- OECS Science and Policy Interface Meeting in SIDS
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16 Mar 2015 - SIDS policy makers, scientific and academic experts and representatives from regional and UN entities met in Saint Lucia from 16 to 18 March to share their perspectives on the science-policy interface in the context of SIDS. The expert group meeting also explored ways to strengthen this interface to promote evidence based decision-making to advance the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway, the SDGs and the sustainable development of SIDS in the context of the post-2015 development agenda. St. Lucia Minister for Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Dr. James Fletcher, made a keynote address at the opening to share his views on the importance of a stronger role for science to inform policy making in SIDS.