Int'l Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (Mauritius Dec.)

The 1992 Earth Summit called for the United Nations to convene a Global Conference on Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in order to promote the well being of people living in island countries that produced a Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (BPOA) in 1994. In pursuance of the 2002 Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, the UN General Assembly called on the international community to undertake a full and comprehensive review of the implementation of the BPOA during an International Meeting. The Mauritius International Meeting (MIM) was held from 10 to 14 January 2005 and adopted the Mauritius Declaration and Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS.

Objectives and approach

The MIM was an international meeting to review the implementation of the programme of action for sustainable development of small Island developing states. It supports the efforts of small island developing states to achieve sustainable development and the effective implantation of the Barbados programme of action through the achievement of international agreed development goals.

Work areas

The meeting further:

  • encouraged reaching millennium development goals;
  • acknowledged efforts at regional level which address sustainable development of small island developing states;
  • pledged support to enhance sub-regional, regional and interregional cooperation; and
  • re-affirmed commitment to support sustainable development strategies of small Island development states through technical and financial cooperation.