International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, 10-14 January 2005, Port Louis, Mauritius
The Mauritius Strategy
A year after the special economic and environmental vulnerabilities of small island developing states were highlighted by the effects of a series of devastating Caribbean hurricanes and a deadly tsunami in Asia, participants from around the world gathered in 2005, in Port Louis, Mauritius, to attend the International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the . Three year earlier, in 2002, the Johannesburg Summit had recommended the holding of an international meeting to review the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action and to reaffirm the political commitment of all countries to the small island developing States. The 2005 meeting was the result of that recommendation.
At the 2005 meeting in Port Louis, participants unanimously adopted the and the
The major outcome document of the conference, the , listed specific actions small island developing states should take, "with the necessary support of the international community", in each of the following areas:
a) Climate change adaptation and sea-level rise;
(c) Intellectual property rights and development;
(e) Culture and development;
(f) Natural and environmental disasters;
(g) Marine resources;
(h) Agriculture and rural development;
(i) HIV/AIDS. tuberculosis and malaria and other communicable and non-communicable diseases;
(j) Transport and security;
(k) Sustainable production and consumption;
In the , Member States said the vulnerability of small island developing States continues to be of major concern and that this vulnerability "will grow unless urgent steps are taken". They also stated that "small island developing States continue to be a special case for sustainable development".