Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation (MSI+5)

24 September 2010 - 25 September 2010

Mandate

On 24-25 September 2010, during the high-level segment of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly, Member States undertook a 5-year review of the Mauritius Strategy (MSI) for the Further Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (BPOA), pursuant to UN General Assembly Resolutions 63/213 and 64/199.

Preparations

In preparation for this high-level event, SIDS Member States were requested to submit National Assessment Reports. These reports, complemented by inputs received from UN agencies, regional organizations and NGOs, and Donor States formed the basis for three regional review meetings that were held in the Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS regions in early 2010.

1. Pacific Regional Meeting
    8-9 February, 2010
    Vanuatu

2. AIMS Regional Meeting
    9-10 March, 2010
    Maldives

3. Caribbean Regional Meeting

    16 and 18 March, 2010
    Grenada

The national and regional assessments were then consolidated at an inter-regional meeting, followed by the SIDS Day of the eighteenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18) acting as the Prep-Com for the high-level review.

4. Inter-regional Meeting
    8 May, 2010 (During CSD-18)
    New York

5. Preparatory Committee Meeting
    10 May, 2010 (During CSD-18)
    New York

Modalities

The high-level review was structured around an opening plenary meeting, followed by two multi-stakeholder round-table sessions, an interactive dialogue on cross-regional perspectives and a closing plenary meeting, as mandated by Resolution A/64/L.71, which outlines the modalities of the event.

Outcomes

The review concluded with the adoption of a political declaration, published as A/RES/65/2.

Key issues and priorities highlighted in the discussions during the two-day event include:

  • strengthening data management capacities of SIDS for monitoring and evaluation;
  • enhancing strategic partnerships, including strengthening South-South and SIDS-SIDS cooperation;
  • assessing effectiveness of UN system support to SIDS;
  • need for results-oriented approach and improved measures to effectively address SIDS’ vulnerabilities;
  • exploring the formal recognition of SIDS as a special category in the UN.
24 September 2010 - 25 September 2010

Relevant Resources

Title Resource File Description
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States A/65/115
Trends in Sustainable Development: Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Issued in support of the five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation for the sustainable development of SIDS, the report highlights the vulnerabilities of SIDS and recent trends in their sustainable development.

The key areas covered by the report are:

Follow - up to and implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States A/69/319