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Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (Samoa Pathway)
1. We, the Heads of State and Government and high-level representatives, having met in Apia from 1 to 4 September 2014 at the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, with the full participation of civil society and relevant stakeholders, reaffirm our commitment to the sustainable development of small island developing States. This can be achieved only with a broad alliance of people, governments, civil society and the private sector all working together to achieve the future we want for present and future generations.
2. We reaffirm the commitments we made at United Nations conferences and summits on sustainable development: the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development,1 Agenda 21,2 the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21,3 the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg Plan of Implementation),4 including chapter VII, on the sustainable development of small island developing States, and the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development,5 the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (Barbados Programme of Action)6 and the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (Mauritius Strategy),7 and the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, entitled “The future we want”.8 We further underscore that these processes are still being implemented and that there is a need for a more integrated approach to the sustainable development of small island developing States, with the support of the international community and all stakeholders.
3. We recall as well our commitments in the outcomes of all the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and environmental fields, including the United Nations Millennium Declaration,9 the 2005 World Summit Outcome,10 the Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing for Development,11 the Doha Declaration on Financing for Development: outcome document of the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus,12 the outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals,13 the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development,14 the key actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development15 and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.