Mauritius 2005

'Islands, Reefs and Communities: Committing to the Future'was a side event held at the Mauritius International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States. It saw the President of the Seychelles and the Vice-President of Palau calling for a Global Island Partnership; in essence, this highly successful High Level Islands Event formed the foundation for GLISPA. Significant commitments, both financial and political, were made by both country delegates and NGO representatives.

Click on the links below to see some press releases surrounding the event.

Hon. Ronny Jumeau, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Seychelles
Hon. Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and Environment, Bahamas
Hon. Kaliopate Tavola, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fiji
Joy Grant, Vice President of The Nature Conservancy
Wilfried Bertile, Vice-President of The Council of Reunion
H.E. Elias Camsek Chin, Vice-President of Palau
H.E. James Michel, President of the Seychelles
Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations

Statements were also made by:

Hon. John Briceño, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources of Belize
Len Good, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Environment Facility

Click on the links below to see additional press releases surrounding the event:

TNC News Release - Kofi Annan Joins World Leaders and NGOs to Announce $20 Million for Protecting Coral Reefs and Island Resources

Collaborative partnership between TNC and Rare - The Nature Conservancy partners with Rare to build local support for conservation

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  • United Nations Environment Programme