|About Pacific SIDS
The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation from the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD),
as well as the Mauritius Strategy for the
Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable
Development of Small Island Developing States, called upon countries to
formulate and begin implementation of NSDS by 2005.
In response to the inter-governmental decisions and in order to assist
countries in achieving their NSDS goals and priorities, UNDESA in 2005
formulated a project “National Support to the Formulation of National
Sustainable Development Strategies in the Pacific: a regional approach”,
funded by the Government of Italy.
The Pacific SIDS invited to participate in the project include:
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea,
The project is being implemented in two phases. Phase One focuses on
the preparation of national assessment reports and the convening of an
international workshop, to share experiences and agree on a common
approach to the development and implementation of National Sustainable
Development Strategies in Pacific SIDS.
Phase Two will focus on selected interventions in Pacific SIDS to further
the development and implementation of NSDS.