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UN CHRONICLE E-ALERT: Oceans, Coasts and Islands HA-20-1-06                                                                           
The Third Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands is being held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 23 to 28 January 2006. Organized by the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and
Islands, among the meeting's major goals is to raise awareness on these subjects, including Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and to mobilize resources to address these issues.
Below are UN Chronicle articles on oceans, coasts, small islands and the tsunami, as well as links to related UN websites on these issues.           

OCEANS, COASTS AND ISLANDS                                                  
Tales of Loss and Hope for the Future (Issue 2, 2005)                      
By Mikel Flamm                                                                        
Observing Post-Tsunami (Issue 2, 2005)                                     
By Antje Beyen                                                                        

The Mauritius Strategy (Issue 1, 2005)                                              
‘Development Is Not an Overnight Affair’ (Issue 3, 2004)                                
Untreated Sewage Threatens Seas, Coastal Population  (Issue 1, 2003)                   
UN Atlas of the Oceans: 'A new tool for decision-making' (Issue 1, 2003)                    
Making Good on Commitments Already Made: The Special Needs of Island States (Issue 4, 2002)                                                                
By Chithambaranathan Mahendran                                                        
Reversing the Loss of Environmental Resources: The Ocean's Wealth Is Not Inexhaustible (Issue 4, 2002)                                                  
By Jose Luis Jesus                                                                    
Barbados +5 (Issue 3, 1999)                                                
By Yvonne Acosta                                                                                                                                                       


Third Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands                                         
Oceans and Seas - UN DESA                                                  
Small Island Developing States - UN DESA                                              
Oceans and Law of the Sea - UN                                                              
UN Atlas of the Oceans                                                                                 
In the Wake of the Tsunami (centrespread - UN Chronicle Issue 1, 2005)            
Small Island Nations - UN Works                                                    
Small Islands Big Stakes - UN                                                                 
These stories and more can be found at UN Chronicle Online at  The UN Chronicle print edition is published by the United Nations Department of Public Information in English and French, and co-published in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. It is not an official record; the views expressed in individual articles do not necessarily imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.                                                                

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