The High-level Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS concludes with the adoption of a political declaration that stresses the need to take urgent action to address climate change.
26 September 2010: The High-level Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States SIDS (MSI+5), convened from 24-25 September 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, as part of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).
During the two-day event, delegates focused on reducing vulnerabilities and strengthening resilience of SIDS, and enhancing international support for SIDS. A key outcome of the meeting was the adoption of a political declaration that calls upon States to take urgent global action to address climate change in accordance with the principles identified in the UNFCCC, including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.
Discussion on reducing vulnerabilities of SIDS reflected on SIDS’ national efforts at mainstreaming sustainable development into national development plans, with participants underlining that a post-Kyoto agreement is necessary to mitigate the existential threat posed by sea level rise and extreme weather events. [UN Press Release] [IISD RS Coverage] [Meeting Website]