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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

SIDS Partnership Dialogue - Summary & Progress report

Publication Year: 2015 Publisher: UNDESA


As a follow-up to the SAMOA Conference, an informal SIDS Partnership Dialogue was organized by Maldives and UN-DESA on 25 June 2015, UNHQ, New York. The meeting provided an opportunity for all partners to inform stakeholders on the progress of their ongoing partnerships in Small Island Developing States.

The Chair of AOSIS, Maldives Ambassador Ahmed Sareer presided over the meeting. In his opening remarks, he expressed the importance of “genuine and durable partnerships” to be based on respect and trust reflecting the changing environment. The Ambassador also highlighted the close linkage between post-2015 and the SAMOA Pathway.

The meeting was moderated by Nikhil Chandavarkar, Chief, Outreach and Communications Branch, Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA).