As part of the preparations for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to be held in Samoa, a series of four Pre-Conference Forums are being organised in the period 28-30 August 2014. These Forums will cover a number of themes including a Youth Forum, a Major Groups and other Stakeholders Forum, a Renewable Energy Forum and a Private Sector Forum. Because these Forums are outside of the UN purview, it is not required to have UN accreditation to attend, thus providing a more inclusive venue for deliberation. The outcome of the Forums will help inform the Conference plenary discussions and Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogues.
For more information on the topics of discussion and to register for the Forums, please follow the links below: