Paragraph 25 of Samoa Pathway
We affirm that there are different approaches, visions, models and tools available to each country, in accordance with its national circumstances and priorities, for achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions, which is our overarching goal. In this regard, we consider the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication as one of the important tools available for achieving sustainable development. We call upon the United Nations system, in collaboration with other stakeholders, to strengthen its coordination and support of small island developing States that want to pursue green economy policies.
Responsibilities by UN system
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) (lead)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (lead)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Trade Centre (ITC)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Implementing Partnerships
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

Time frame/Deliverables
Green Economy Training Programme (delivered 2014)

UNCTAD: promotes trade-related activities based on the wealth of opportunities offered by the ocean economy (publication, global event in 2015).

IOM: Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) (Completion: December 2016)

OESC/DESA: The 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment HLPF discussion on SIDS (Jun-Jul 2015)
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