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
SIDS Partnership Framework
The below note, prepared by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs,
Division for Sustainable Development (UN-DESA/DSD), as follow-up to paragraph 101 of the Samoa Pathway, offers a synthesis of the input received to
a survey sent to Member States as part of its consultation process, and a set of preliminary
recommendations for a SIDS Partnership Framework to spur further consultations with and
among Member States.
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.