2020 UN Ocean Conference
[Postponed] The forthcoming Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held in Apia, Samoa, in 2014. 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.
MSI+5 (2010): Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
Member States undertook a 5-year review of the Mauritius Strategy for the Implementation of the Barbados Plan of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island States during the 65th Session of the General Assembly.
MSI (2005): Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
Mandated by UN GA Resolution (A/57/262), the high level Mauritius International Meeting held in Port Louis, Mauritius in January 2005 served as the culmination of a 10-year comprehensive review of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (BPOA).
World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Johannesburg Summit
Johannesburg Summit 2002 - the World Summit on Sustainable Development - brought together tens of thousands of participants, including heads of State and Government, national delegates and leaders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and other major groups...
BPoA+5 (1999) - Five-year review of the Barbados Programme of Action
On 27 - 28 September 1999, the 22nd Special Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGASS-22) undertook a comprehensive review and appraisal of the implementation of the BPOA. The Special Session adopted the “State of Progress and Initiatives for the Future Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS.
UNGASS-19 Special Session of the General Assembly to Review and Appraise the Implementation of Agenda 21
In 1992, more than 100 heads of state met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first international Earth Summit convened to address urgent problems of environmental protection and socio-economic development. The assembled leaders signed the Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity, endorsed the Rio Declaration and the Forest Principles, and adopted Agenda 21, a 300 page plan for achieving sustainable development in the 21st century.
World Commission on Environment and Development
The General Assembly, in its resolution 38/161 of 19 December 1983, inter alia, welcomed the establishment of a special commission that should make available a report on environment and the global problematique to the year 2000 and beyond, including proposed strategies for sustainable development.
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (also known as the Stockholm Conference) was an international conference convened under United Nations auspices held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5-16, 1972. It was the UN's first major conference on international environmental issues, and marked a turning point in the development of international environmental politics.