The Global Significance of SIDS Biodiversity and the Importance of Community-Based Partnerships
22 November 2011
On 10 November, 2011, UN-OHRLLS convened a Special Event titled: The Global Significance of SIDS Biodiversity and the Importance of Community-based Partnerships; at UN Headquarters in New York. The event was chaired by the High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS, Mr. Chieck Sidi Diarra, and featured presentations by Dr. Eleanor J. Sterling, the Excutive Director of the Centre for Biodiversity Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Dr. Christopher Filardi, the Pacific Director, at the Centre at the AMNH.
The chair of the AOSIS, H.E Ambassador Dessima Williams Permanent Representative of the Mission of Grenada, delivered some remarks at the opening of the event on behalf of the group. Following these statements and presentation there was an exchange of views by participants which included statements, comments and questions.
The objective of the Special was two fold: 1. to contribute to the ongoing discussions in the Second Committee on Sustainable Development of SIDS and; 2. contribute to the ongoing dialogue in the lead-up preparations to Rio+20.
2) Statement by USG and High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS - Mr. Cheick Sidi Diarra
3) Presentation by Dr. Christopher Filardi, Pacific Director at the centre at the AMNH
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