Monitoring and ensuring the full implementation of pledges and commitments through partnerships for Small Island Developing States
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS Conference) was held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. Close to 300 partnerships were registered towards the Conference, addressing a range of priority areas, including Sustainable Economic Development, Climate Change & Disaster Risk management, Social Development in SIDS, Health and NCDs, Youth and Women, Sustainable Energy, Oceans, Seas and Biodiversity, Water and Sanitation, and Food Security and Waste Management.
In December 2015, as a direct follow up to the SIDS Conference, the General Assembly established, through resolution A/RES/70/202, the SIDS Partnership Framework for the purpose of monitoring and ensuring the full implementation of pledges and commitments through partnerships for Small Island developing States.
It’s now been almost two years since the international community came together at the SIDS Conference, pledging its support to the sustainable development of SIDS, and the announcement of a range of partnerships devoted to SIDS. What has been the progress of these partnerships since 2014?
On the occasion of the 2016 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, Maldives and Italy, in their capacity as co-chairs of the Steering Committee on Partnerships for SIDS – a crucial element of the SIDS Partnerships Framework - are organizing a stock taking event on SIDS Partnerships, in collaboration with the UN Secretariat. The event will provide an opportunity for reviewing progress made by existing partnerships, sharing of good practices, lessons learned and challenges and challenges faced in implementation.