UN Preparatory meeting for the UN Conference on SDG 14

PIDF was represented by its Team Leader Member Capacity, Ms. Arpana Pratap at a two-day preparatory meeting held from the 15-16 February, 2017, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

It was chaired by the Permanent Representative of Portugal to the UN and the Permanent Representative of Singapore to the UN, with a view to consider the themes for the partnership dialogues and elements for a “Call for Action”.

In the context of the Pacific Islands, building resilience and sustainable management of resources and economic activities are crucial to achieve the targets of SDG 14.

The steps ahead that are critical for Pacific Islands require high ambition action and a larger focus on sustainable management of ocean resources.

A concise draft “Call for Action” will be prepared by March 2017, taking into account the deliberations of the preparatory meeting and other inputs and the intergovernmental consultations on a “Call for Action” will be concluded by May 2017.