Overview of the Review Process

Member States undertook a 5-year review of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States on 24-25 September 2010, during the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly, pursuant to resolutions A/RES/63/213: [Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish] andA/RES/64/199.

In preparation for this high-level event, SIDS Member States were requested to submit national assessment reports based onspecific guidelines. 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.

Regional Meetings:

1. Pacific Regional Meeting
    8-9 February, 2010
2. AIMS Regional Meeting
    9-10 March, 2010
3. Caribbean Regional Meeting
    16 and 18 March, 2010

These meetings addressed progress made and continuing challenges encountered in the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy, with special focus on the vulnerabilities of small island developing States. The regional meetings provided an opportunity for both national and regional assessment of actions taken in support of the Mauritius Strategy.

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

The Prep-Com received the outcomes of the regional review meetings, and determined the structure and conduct of the High-Level Review to be held in the following session of the General Assembly.

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