[2020] Small Island Developing States Learning Workshop

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 10:00pm to Saturday, 21 March 2020 - 6:00am


In an effort to strengthen capacities of SIDS to advance the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway and SDGs in SIDS, a global SIDS Learning Workshop will be organized in Bangkok, Thailand from 18 to 20 March 2020. The workshop is held the week preceding the 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Forum Sustainable Development, the regional preparatory meeting the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, thus building synergies and enhancing effectiveness of resources.

The workshop - implemented through UN DESA's UN Office for Sustainable Development, its Division for Sustainable Development Goals and its Project Office on governance (UNPOG) of the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government - will provide an opportunity to, inter alia:

  1. Enhancing peer-to-peer learning among SIDS and the sharing of lessons learned from SDG and SAMOA Pathway implementation on of SIDS, including, inter alia, accessing sustainable development finance for SIDS, improving data collection and statistical analysis for SDIS, policy coherence, with on identifying concrete measures for advancing implementation;
  2. Strengthening governments in SIDS to build institutions at the national and local levels to support SDG and SAMOA Pathway implementations and to promote innovation for inclusive service delivery; and
  3. Building strong understanding of multi-stakeholders partnerships for SIDS, including learning of effective approaches and of introduction of tools to implement and develop effective partnerships and partnership platforms.

The workshop aims to contribute to and inform the discussions of the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, scheduled for 7-16 July 2020 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.



Concept Note (Updated as of 4 February 2020)


Day 1 (18 March 2020)



Day 2 (19 March 2020)



Day 3 (20 March 2020)