SIDS & Oceans Experts Group Meeting Report now available

Report contains seven (7) recommendations for further action

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UN-DESA), through its Division for Sustainable Development (DSD), organized an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) at the UN Headquarters in New York on 2-3 September 2015.It brought together highly knowledgeable and experienced experts from the three Small Island Developing States (SIDS) regions, member states, and several UN agencies and regional entities. The main objective of the EGM was to examine strategies for integrated approaches to addressing the nexus of climate change-SIDS and Oceans, where the interrelated issues of climate change impacts, oceans-related problems and adaptation and resilience actions in SIDS were discussed. Holistic solutions were identified for the sustainable development of SIDS,as well as the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway and the 2030 Agenda, including through strengthening the means of implementation.

The highlights of discussions and recommendations made can be read in the full summary of the EGM 2-3 Sept. 2015.