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A/CONF.167/L.5/Add.1


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April 1994

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Agenda item 10 
 
ADOPTION OF THE REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE 
 
Draft report 
 
Rapporteur-General:  
 
Chapter II  
 
GENERAL DEBATE 
 
1.The general debate, which took place at the 2nd to th meeting,  
from 26 April to 2 May 1994, covered the topic of the  
"Consideration of proposals for a Barbados declaration", (agenda  
item 9 (a), including the consideration of plans and programmes to  
support the sustainable development of small island developing  
States (agenda item 9 (b)), which was more specifically the concern  
of the Main Committee. All speakers expressed their appreciation of  
the efforts made by the Host Government and by the Secretariat in  
preparing for the Conference. 
 
2.The Conference was addressed by representatives of States,  
observers, specialized agencies, United Nations bodies and  
programmes, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental  
organizations. 
 
3.At the 1st meeting, on 25 April 1994, Her Excellency Dame Nita  
Barrow, GCMG, DA, Governor-General of Barbados, presented to the  
Conference a statement by the Group of Eminent Persons on the  
Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States. 
 
4. Also at the same meeting, His Excellency Mr. George Vassiliou,  
former President of the Republic of Cyprus, made a presentation of  
a case study on the topic "Tourism and Sustainable Development". 
 
5.At the 2nd meeting, on 26 April, the Special Representative of  
the Secretary-General made a statement. 
 
6.At the same meeting, statements were made by the representatives  
of Algeria (on behalf of the Group of 77 and China), Greece (on  
behalf of the States members of the European Union), the Bahamas,  
China, Malaysia and Japan. 
 
7.At the same meeting, statements were made by the representatives  
of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations  
Environment Programme. 
 
8.Also at the same meeting, Dr. G.O.P. Obasi, Secretary-General,  
World Meteorological Organization, made a presentation of a case  
study on the topic "Natural disasters and sustainable development  
of small developing islands". 
 
9.At the 3rd meeting, on 26 April, statements were made by the  
representatives of Grenada, Iceland (also on behalf of Denmark,  
Finland, Norway and Sweden), the Marshall Islands, Venezuela,  
Trinidad and Tobago, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines and  
Mauritania. 
 
10.At the same meeting, the representative of the United Nations  
Development Fund for Women made a statement. The Secretary-General  
of the Caribbean Community and the representative of the  
International Oganization for Migration, intergovernmental  
organizations made statements. The representatives of the World  
Wide Fund for Nature and the Union regionale des associations du  
patrimoine et de l'environnement, non-governmental organizations,  
also made statements. 
 
11.At the 4th meeting, on 27 April, statements were made by the  
representatives of Cuba, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Maldives, the Lao  
People's Democratic Republic, Australia, India and Mauritius. The  
observer for New Caledonia also made a statement. 
 
12.At the same meeting, the representative of the World Bank made a  
statement. 
 
13.Also at the same meeting, Professor Bisnodat Persaud, Director,  
Centre for Environment and Development, University of the West  
Indies presented a case study on the topic "Alternative energy  
sources for small developing Islands". 
 
14.At the 5th meeting, on 27 April, statements were made by the  
representatives of Kiribati, Canada, Benin, Romania, Indonesia and  
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 
 
15.At the same meeting, representatives of the World Health  
Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, the United  
Nations Children's Fund and the United Nations International Drug  
Control Programme made statements. The representative of the  
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, an intergovernmental  
organization, made a statement. The representatives of Development  
Alternatives with Women for a New Era and the Trickle Up Program,  
non-governmental organizations, made statements. 
 
16.At the 6th meeting, on 28 April, statements were made by the  
representatives of Brazil, Singapore, Uganda, Jamaica and Samoa. 
 
17.At the same meeting, the representative of the Economic and  
Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, made a statement. The  
representatives of the Organization of American States and the  
Latin American Economic System, intergovernmental organizations,  
made statements. The representative of Greenpeace international, a  
non-governmental organization, also made a statement. 
 
18.Also at the same meeting, Dr. Vili A. Fuavao, Director, South  
Pacific Regional Environment Programme presented a case study on  
the topic "Coastal Management in Small Islands Developing States".  
 
19.At the 7th meeting, on 28 April, statements were made by the  
representatives of the Federated States of Micronesia, Solomon  
Islands, Egypt, Seychelles, Afghanistan, Mali, Nauru and Costa  
Rica. 
 
20.At the same meeting, the representatives of the United Nations  
Industrial Development Organization, the Economic Commission for  
Africa and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the  
Caribbean made statements. The representatives of the African  
Development Bank, Commission de l'ocean indien, South Pacific  
Regional Environment Programme and the Caribbean Development Bank,  
intergovernmental organizations, made statements. Statements were  
also made by the representatives of the Women's International  
League for Peace and Justice, International Social Service and Pan- 
African Movement. 
 
21.At the 8th meeting, on 29 April, statements were made by the  
representatives of Cambodia, Israel, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Malta,  
New Zealand, Chile, Holy See, Niger, the United States, and the  
observer for Montserrat. 
 
22.At the same meeting, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic  
Commission, an intergovernmental organization, made a statement.  
The representatives of the International Council for Adult  
Education and the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council, non- 
governmental organizations, made statements. 
  
 
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