Conference on the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development, 17-18 February 2015, Malta

02/17/2015 to 02/18/2015


On February 17 and 18, 2015, the Maltese Government kindly hosted at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana, the Conference on the Review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development that gathered about 100 participants.  
The aim of this conference was to discuss the draft reviewed Strategy document “MSSD 2.0” with stakeholders before it is submitted for the endorsement of the 16th Meeting of the Mediterranean Commission on Sustainable Development, which will take place in Morocco at mid-June 2015, and approval by the Conference of the Parties to the Barcelona Convention in December 2015.

In their 18th Ordinary Meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey (December, 2013), the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention requested UNEP/MAP Secretariat to launch the process of the review of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD) with a view to submitting a revised MSSD for consideration and adoption by the Contracting Parties in their 19th Meeting (COP19) that will be held in December 2015 in Greece.

More information

Press release (also available in French and Arabic)
Useful links

MSSD Review process 
Malta Tourism Authority website


Stakeholder Newsbrief n°2, February 2015 
Stakeholder Newsbrief n°1, July 2014

Gaetano Leone, UNEP/MAP coordinator

Ira Losco, goodwill ambassador for sustainable development 2015, Gaetano Leone, MAP coordinator, Leo Brincat, Maltese Minister for Sustainable development, Environment and Climate Change, Marguerite Camilleri, Chairperson of MCSD Steering Committee, Habib El-Habr, Deputy MAP coordinator



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