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Addressing the Vulnerabilities of Small States and Islands
A discussion on the Barbados Program of Action (BPOA) of 1994 and the Mauritius Strategy of 2005.
# 153776 | 1,658 words | 11 sources | APA | 2011 | MT
Published on Dec 25, 2013 in International Relations (General)


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Description:

This paper deals with the main UN policy documents on the issues faced by small island developing states (SIDS) in view of their particular fragility and vulnerability. The author gives a general background on both the Barbados Program of Action (BPOA) of 1994 and the Mauritius Strategy of 2005, and also identifies the main differences between the two policy documents. The author concludes by highlighting that even though islands and small states governments have incorporated the BPOA's and Mauritius Strategy's recommendations into their own national policy agendas, much remains to be done, as islands and small states depend on a number of external factors which are outside their control.

Outline:
Introduction
The Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA)
The Mauritius 2005 International Meeting and the Mauritius Strategy
The Major Developments in 2005 as Compared with the Developments that Took Place in 1994
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The first Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of SIDS was organized in Barbados in 1994. 125 states and territories took part in the conference, 46 of which were small island developing states and territories. As a result of this Conference, the Barbados Programme of Action was adopted (BPOA). The BPOA is a 14-point programme which identifies priority areas and establishes specific actions and measures to be taken at the national, regional and international levels in support of the sustainable development of SIDS.
"The priority areas identified include: climate change and sea-level rise, natural and environmental disasters, management of wastes, coastal and marine resources, freshwater resources, land resources, energy resources, tourism resources, biodiversity resources, national institutions and administrative capacity, regional institutions and technical cooperation, transport and communication, science and technology, and human resource development.
"The BPOA also included certain important cross-sectoral issues that required attention, namely: capacity building; institutional development at the national, regional and international levels; cooperation in the transfer of environmentally sound technologies; trade and economic diversification; and finance. Lastly, the Conference had also adopted the Barbados Declaration whereby the participating states issued a statement of political will supporting the policies, actions and measures contained in the BPOA."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A/CONF.207/CRP.7, Draft Mauritius Strategy for the further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States. Available on http://www.un.org/smallislands2005/pdf/sids_strategy.pdf [accessed on 13th October 2011]
  • Glossary of Statistical Terms, Official Development Assistance. Available on http://stats.oecd.org/glossary/detail.asp?ID=6043 [accessed on 24th October 2011]
  • Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting of Small Island Developing States for the International Meeting to Review Implementation of the Programme of Action on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, Nassau, Bahamas, 26 to 30 January, 2004: AOSIS Strategy for the Further Implementation of the BPOA. Available on http://www.un.org/special-rep/ohrlls/sid/sid2004/AOSIS_strategy_final_version.pdf [Accessed on 28 October 2011]
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. A Brief Analysis of the Mauritius International Meeting. Available on http://www.sprep.org/legal/documents/MIM.pdf [Accessed on 20 October 2011]
  • Sibley, A. (October 2007) World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Johannesburg, South Africa. Encyclopedia of Earth. Available at: http://www.eoearth.org/article/World_Summit_on_Sustainable_Development_(WSSD),_Johannesburg,_South_Africa [accessed on 13th October 2011]

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