22-26 January 2024 New York City, US
First Session of the SIDS4 Preparatory Committee

The first session of the Preparatory Committee for the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) will begin substantive preparations for the Conference, including consideration of the outcome of the Conference. The session is the first of two sessions that will convene in the first half of 2024.

The Committee held an organizational session on 30 May 2023, agreeing additional modalities and format of the Conference and its provisional rules of procedure. SIDS4 will convene in Antigua and Barbuda in 2024, under the theme ‘Charting the Course Towards Resilient Prosperity’.

The Preparatory Committee is conducting the organizational, procedural, and substantive preparations for the Conference. Its elected Co-Chairs are Thilmeeza Hussain, Permanent Representative of Maldives, and Carolyn Schwalger, Permanent Representative of New Zealand. Other members of the Bureau of the Preparatory Committee are Barbados, Cabo Verde, the Dominican Republic, Fiji, Italy, Latvia (Rapporteur), Romania, and Seychelles. Samoa (Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)) and SIDS4 host country Antigua and Barbuda are ex officio Bureau members.

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), and SIDS (OHRLLS) will coordinate the inter-agency preparations and contribution of the UN system to the Conference.

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dates: 22-26 January 2024
location: New York City, US
www: https://sdgs.un.org/sites/default/files/2023-12/Invitation%20Letter%20to%20Preparatory%20%20Committee%20Meeting%20_final_19%20Dec%202023_.pdf

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