Informal communiqué

Following the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Symposium, held on 21-23 February 2017 in Nassau, The Bahamas on “Equipping public institutions and mobilizing partnerships”, the host country and DESA would like to thank all of you for the great discussion and engagement during the meeting. An informal communiqué emanating from the dialogues and discussions at the Symposium is now available for public comments. The informal communiqué will inform the meetings of the UN oceans conference, high-level political forum on sustainable development, UN General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration

All participants are invited to share their comments and additional suggestions on the draft communiqué in the next two weeks, by 21 March 2017. Your points will help the host country as it finalises the informal communiqué. Please send your comments/suggestions to, and indicate your full name, functional title and organisation. Inputs will also be shared online. In view of the wide scope of the subjects discussed at the Symposium, kindly note that it will not be possible to include all comments/suggestions in the informal communiqué. A more detailed report of the symposium is being prepared. It will allow to reflect the comments in greater detail.

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