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UNESCO Implementing Mauritius Strategy

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UNESCO implementing Mauritius Strategy

In January 2005, a high-level United Nations (UN) meeting was convened in Mauritius to review the implementation of and refine the 1994 Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA) for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The principal negotiated outputs of the Mauritius International Meeting are a strategy document and a political declaration. The Mauritius Strategy builds on and reassesses the original BPoA areas. But it also highlights several new priorities and emerging issues now considered important dimensions of sustainable development in SIDS.

In March 2005, at UNESCO House in Paris, an Intersectoral Information Meeting for Permanent Delegates and Observers provided an occasion within UNESCO to exchange views on the Mauritius International Meeting and its immediate follow-up. One conclusion was that the Mauritius Strategy calls for action in many fields related to UNESCOís concerns, programmes and priorities.

Subsequently, on 14 July, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 59/311 on the follow-up to the International Meeting in Mauritius, including the role of the United Nations agencies in taking timely actions to ensure the effective implementation of the 2005 Programme of Action. Some initial indications of that role is given in a report of the Secretary General to the General Assembly.

In terms of UNESCO action, a two-pronged approach is being followed: firstly, mainstreaming the needs of SIDS in all the Organizationís activities; and secondly, continuing the holistic, integrated approach to sustainable island living and development, through intersectoral action with an intergenerational perspective at the interregional level, via the proven platform approach. Particular attention is being given to often marginalized dimensions such as culture, youth and outer islands, as well as to making links with work in small islands of other affiliations.

With this as background and context, this website is intended to provide a framework for those seeking information on UNESCOís contribution to the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy.

The intention is that this website will be revised iteratively by the UNESCO Secretariat, with a view to providing access to more detailed updated available on the websites of different units, programmes and field offices of the Organization.







 

 

 

FEATURES

Mauritius Declaration
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Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS
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UN Report of the Mauritius International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (A/CONF.207/11)
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UN Resolution adopted by the General Assembly at its Fifty-ninth session (5 August 2005)
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UN Secretary General's report on Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (October 2005)
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UNESCO Embarking on Mauritius Strategy implementation - Brochure (September 2005)
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UNESCO Information Meeting for Permanent Delegates (16 March 2005)
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