Accreditation Opens for High-Level Review of SAMOA Pathway

7 June, 2019

NEW YORK – On 27 September 2019, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a one-day high level review of the progress made on the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway; the dedicated programme of action for small island developing States (SIDS). The outcome of the high level review will be “a concise action oriented and inter-governmentally agreed political declaration.” 

In 2018, a series of regional preparatory meetings as well as an interregional meeting for SIDS were held to review the progress and implementation of the SAMOA Pathway at the national and regional levels. A series of partnership dialogues also took place on the margins of the preparatory meetings to support the work of the SIDS Partnership Framework and the preparatory process related to the SAMOA Pathway mid-term review.

For organisations, including the private sector, wishing to take part in the Midterm Review, the application for special-accreditation is now open at:  https://reg.unog.ch/event/30154/ 

For the accreditation process, it is important to note the following:

  1.  Accreditation is mandatory to enable registration for the High-Level Mid-Term Review Meeting.
  2. Accreditation requests must be made ONLY on behalf of organizations or institutions and NOT as individuals. 
  3. Applying for accreditation requires important information on organizations such as annual report, by-laws and motivation letter.  
  4. Registration will open once accrediation has been finalized and will be announced on this UN website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sids/samoareview

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held from 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. The Conference adopted the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action – or SAMOA Pathway and the announcement of 300 multistakeholder partnerships in support of SIDS. It also established a unique intergovernmental SIDS Partnership Framework, designed to monitor progress of existing, and stimulate the launch of new, genuine and durable partnerships for the sustainable development of SIDS

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