There will be several different types of activities during the Conference. This section aims to provide a simple outline of the programme. Note that there will also be a number of pre-conference activities held in the week prior to the Conference. These include: Youth Forum, Major Groups and Stakeholders' Forum, Renewable Energy Forum and Private Sector Forum.  

SPREP relevant events during SIDS 
  • Thur 28-29 Aug

  • Fri 29 Aug

  • Sat 30 Aug

  • Mon 1 Sep

  • Tue 2 Sep

  • Wed 3 Sep

Event Name Organizer/Partner Venue
Ocean Acidification workshop
Technical expert discussions and presentations

US/NZ/SPREP Pacific Jewel (ship)
Event Name Organizer/Partner Venue
The Benefits of Marine Reserves
5pm - 7:30pm
Waitt Foundation, National Geographic, SPREP et al TEC and Fale
Event Name Organizer/Partner Venue
Climate Resilient Partnerships 5Cs/IOC/SPREP
Launch / Parallel Event
3pm - 5pm
IOC, 5Cs and SPREP TEC and Fale
Event Name Organizer/Partner Venue
Building Resilience in Small Island Developing States through Foresight
Side Event
11am - 12:30pm
Govt. of Tonga Main Venue
Global Oceans Commission 
Panel discussion
1pm - 2:45pm
SPREP and partners TEC
Small Islands: High Stakes and increased opportunities 
for promoting sustainable consumption and production
Side Event
1pm - 2:30pm
Mauritius, UNEP Main Venue

Building Pacific Resilience – The Integrated Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific (SRDP) #144
Side Event
1pm - 2:30pm
 Govt. of Tonga Main Venue 
Our Sea of Islands, Our Livelihoods, Our Oceania: Launch of the 
Pacific Ocean Alliance #91

Side Event – Panel and presentations
1pm - 2:30pm
PIFS Main Venue
Increasing the resilience of local Communities through Climate Information: Lessons learned from the Pacific Region Launch/showcase of Global Framework for Climate Services in the Pacific initiatives. 
3pm - 4:30pm
Prevent, Prepare, and Respond: Displacement in the context of disasters and the effects of climate change #68
Side Event - Panel
3pm - 4:30pm
Govt. of Norway Main Venue
Choiseul  Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICCHAP) EBA #27
Side Event
3pm - 4:30pm
Govt. of Solomon Islands Main Venue
Panel discussion with NMS Directors
4:30pm - 5:30pm
BBC, WMO, SPREP Conference Room
Coping with and adapting to ocean threats for resilient SIDS communities #61
Side Event
5pm - 6:30pm
IOC / UNESCO Main Venue
UN Signing of the Statute Establishing the SIDSDOCK
Side Event
5pm - 6:30pm
5Cs, SPREP Main Venue
Event Name Organizer/Partner Venue
ABS Forum on Marine Bioprospecting
Panel discussion
12:30pm - 2:30pm
International cooperation on climate change data and information management. ICLIM & Pacific CC #41
Side Event
11am - 12:30pm
Govt of Vanuatu, Griffith University, 
Main Venue
SIDS Pathway to Green Economy #107
Side Event
1pm - 2:30pm
Sharks Campaign
3pm - 4:30pm
The Last Straw – Preventing our Oceans from becoming Dumps #108
Side Event
3pm - 4:30pm
UNEP Main Venue
SIDS-DOCK – UNIDO partnership and donor trust fund (5Cs and SPREP) #130
Side Event
5pm - 6:30pm
5Cs and SPREP Main Venue
Launch of the UNEP Pacific sub-office 
(followed by reception)
5:30pm - 7pm
Weather and Climate Services in SIDS #38
Panel Discussion
7pm - 8:30pm
WMO Main Venue

Plenary Sessions 
Plenary sessions will be held from 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm every day from 1 - 5 September.  Plenary sessions are where the General Debate and discussions occur. 

Multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogues
These will take place daily from 3pm to 6pm and are designed to build and strengthen lasting partnerships in addressing SIDS related priorities. For more information on each of the six partnership clusters, please go here.
If you are interested in presenting a partnership during the dialogues, you need to register for consideration by 11 July.  

Side Events 
Side events will be held daily. Separate schedules will be made available once side events are finalised. 
Please also refer to the Criteria and Guidelines for side events. Note that the deadline for registration of side events is now closed. 

Parallel Events
Parallel event options are available at venues outside the UN Conference site. Deadline for registration of a parallel event is 30 June 2014. For more details and to register, click here.  

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