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The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, to be preceded by activities related to the conference from 28 to 30 August 2014, also in Apia, Samoa.

Read about the various activities that will take place at and around the Conference in Apia, Samoa.

Side events sponsored by Governments, UN system and other Inter-governmental Organizations, and Major Groups, will be organized in the official Conference Venue in Apia, Samoa.

Please click here for the preliminary programme of side events
Partnership Dialogues
The SIDS Conference will include six multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues, which are expected to provide an opportunity for a) Recognizing successful partnerships, b) Launching innovative and concrete partnerships, and c) Interactive and focused discussions on key priorities related to SIDS.

Register Partnerships before 30 July 2014 for consideration for the Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogues
International Year of SIDS
2014 is the International Year of Small Island Developing States, which will celebrate the contributions that Small Island Developing States has made to the world.

The Year will help raise awareness of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States.

Major Groups
The participation of stakeholders from civil society and other non-state actors is organized according to the major groups structure articulated in Agenda 21. Representatives from major groups interested in participating as observers in the SIDS Conference and its preparatory process are required to be accredited to the United Nations and register accordingly.

Not accredited? Apply by 12 May 2014 (closed)
Accredited? Pre-register by 1 August 2014
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