Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for Small Island Developing States
Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. It focused the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.

United Nations Member States formally adopted the outcome document of the Conference, the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action - or SAMOA Pathway - in which countries recognized the need to support and invest in these nations so they can achieve sustainable development.
Partnerships and Partnership Dialogues
The overarching theme of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was "The sustainable development of small island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships".

The Conference included six multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues, held in parallel with the plenary meetings:

  1. Sustainable Economic Development - Summary report | Partnership Brief
  2. Climate change & Disaster Risk management - Summary report (English) | Summary report (Spanish) | Partnership Brief
  3. Social development in SIDS, Health and NCDs, youth and women - Summary report | Partnership Brief
  4. Sustainable Energy - Summary report | Partnership Brief
  5. Oceans, Seas and Biodiversity - Summary report | Partnership Brief
  6. Water and sanitation, food security and waste management - Summary report | Partnership Brief

Nearly 300 partnerships were registered towards the Conference, addressing a the various priority areas. Browse partnerships for SIDS.
Follow-up
The SIDS Action Platform has been developed to support the follow up to the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS Conference), including through a partnerships platform, a partnerships framework, and a UN Implementation Matrix.

The members of ECESA Plus have developed a matrix for the follow up to SAMOA Pathway, focusing on mandates specifically directed at the United Nations system as well as on areas where the UN system is already engaged through its programmatic work. It spells out areas for actions by UN entities and identifies associated lead responsibility and links to existing and new partnerships.

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