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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Publication Year: 2014 Publisher: FAO


The outcome document of Rio+20, “The Future We Want” (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, June 2012) acknowledged that SIDS remains a special case for sustainable development.

Building on the Barbados Programme of Action and the Mauritius Strategy, the document calls for the convening in 2014 of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States. This was later ratified by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution under the theme “The sustainable development of Small Island Developing States through Genuine and Durable Partnerships”.

The objective is to seek renewed political and financial commitments for further implementation, establish new or strengthen existing partnerships and agree on priorities for the sustainable development of SIDS to be considered in the preparation of the post-2015 development agenda.