Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 12 October 2018
The meeting made the following recommendations:
a. That the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway Interregional Meeting should serve as an important juncture in the SIDS agenda to address urgent and critical issues for SIDS and should take into consideration the special sustainable development challenges and priorities for each country and region.
b. That there is urgency for being highly focused on Caribbean SIDS sustainable development priorities.
c. That the SAMOA Pathway implementation modalities should be country owned, driven, relevant, current and involve the active engagement of all partners in development. That implementation of this agreement should take into consideration common and differentiated responsibilities at national and regional levels.
d. That Caribbean SIDS should develop a five-year plan with pragmatic priorities for advancing the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
e. That the priorities in implementation of the SAMOA Pathway and the work of the AOSIS should be balanced in addressing all sections of the SAMOA Pathway. This can be exemplified by the current emphasis on Climate Change and not on the other priorities (for example Noncommunicable diseases, chemical management, youth violence etc.) as listed in the SAMOA Pathway...
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