Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 23 March 2018
The meeting made the following recommendations:
- The Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM), should be maintained as an important mechanism in advocating for the advancement of the SIDS development agenda within the multilateral framework.
- The national focal point mechanism should be activated in order to fully operationalize the RCM.
- Additionally, it was agreed that National Focal Points, where identified should be institutions rather than individuals.
- While it is important to explore the synergies between the SAMOA Pathway and the SDGs, the particularities of SIDS should be identified and emphasized, especially where the SDGs did not treat specifically with SIDS specific issues.
- The proposal for revision of the RCM should be conveyed to the CDCC for endorsement.
- Given the additional reporting burdens and limited time to deliver on the first post-SAMOAreport as well as past, financial resources that were made available to assist countries with their reporting responsibilities, ECLAC should explore with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) what options are available, especially considering the kind of support given in other regions.
UN symbol: LC/CAR/2018/6