SAMOA PATHWAY

High-Level Midterm Review 2019

27 September 2019, New York

UNGA to conduct a High-Level Review of the SAMOA Pathway in 2019

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held from 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. The Conference resulted in the adoption of the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action – or SAMOA Pathway and the announcement of 300 multi-stakeholder partnerships in support of SIDS. It also established a unique intergovernmental SIDS Partnership Framework, designed to monitor progress of existing, and stimulate the launch of new, genuine and durable partnerships for the sustainable development of SIDS

On 27 September 2019, the General Assembly will hold a one-day high level review of the progress made in addressing the priorities of small island developing States (SIDS) through the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway. The General Assembly has decided that the high level review will result in "a concise action oriented and inter-governmentally agreed political declaration" .

In 2018, a series of regional preparatory meetings as well as an interregional meeting for SIDS were held to review the progress and implementation of the Samoa Pathway at the national and regional levels. These meetings were facilitated and supported by UN-DESA through the SIDS Unit, OHRLLS and by relevant agencies of the UN system including regional Commissions. A series of partnership dialogues have also been organized in the margins of the preparatory meetings to support the work of the SIDS Partnership Framework and the preparatory process related to the SAMOA Pathway mid-term review.

SIDS Partnership Toolbox

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  • SIDS Action Platform
  • UN's online resource for supporting implementation and follow-up of partnerships devoted to the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States. Register your partnerships now in support of the SAMOA Pathway high-level review.

    Read more about SIDS Partnerships here: Genuine and durable partnerships for small island developing states https://sidspartnerships.un.org/

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    On 27 September 2019, the General Assembly will hold a one-day high level review of the progress made in addressing the priorities of small island developing States (SIDS) through the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway. The General Assembly has decided that the high level review will result in "a concise action oriented and inter-governmentally agreed political declaration" .

    Programme

    The high level review will be convened on Friday, 27 September 2019 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

    Please see:

    Documentation

    Outcome Document
    Resolutions and decisions
    Concept Notes
    Secretary-General Reports
    Programme
    Letters
    Other documents
    Press releases

    Registration

    Special accreditation for major groups organizations

    Special accreditation for the SAMOA Pathway High-Level Review is now closed.

    Registration

    Deadline: 16 August 2019

    In accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/307, interested relevant major groups organizations that currently accredited by ECOSOC and that have been accredited to participate in the UN Conferences below must register to attend the event:

    Please note that due to limited number of seats at the UN General Assembly, registration alone for the event will not guarantee approval for your participation.

    Media

    Media accreditation

    For media accreditation, journalists must follow the process established by the UN Media Accreditation & Liaison Unit. The deadline to apply for media accreditation to cover the high-level week, which includes the Samoa Pathway Midterm Review, is 2 September 2019. Details are available here: https://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/unga.shtml

    Press materials

    Press materials, including media advisory and press release, will be published on this page as they become available.

    Social media

    The hashtag for the event is #SamoaPathway. Please follow these accounts for updates on the event and small island developing states.

    Facebook: @SustDev, @JoinUNDESA, @OHRLLS

    Twitter: @SustDev, @UNDESA, @UNOHRLLS

    Connect

  • SIDS Action Platform
  • UN's online resource for supporting implementation and follow-up of partnerships devoted to the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States. Register your partnerships now in support of the SAMOA Pathway high-level review.

    Read more about SIDS Partnerships here: Genuine and durable partnerships for small island developing states https://sidspartnerships.un.org/