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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

2016 Call for Global Action - Partnerships for Small Island Developing States

Publication Year: 2016 Publisher: UNDESA


The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS Conference) was held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. Around 300 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) partnerships were announced towards and during the Conference.

As a direct follow up to SIDS Conference, the 70th session of General Assembly decided to
formally establish, through resolution A/70/202, the SIDS Partnership Framework, to monitor and ensure the full implementation of pledges and commitments through partnerships for Small Island developing States, as well as to encourage new partnerships new, genuine and durable partnerships for the sustainable development of SIDS.