Tag Archives: 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States

Nine steps to cut poverty and inequality in Pacific Island Countries

A new United Nations report offers concrete recommendations to reverse a rising trend of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion in Pacific Island countries. The report, launched ahead of next week’s International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa, presents specific policy options on how to foster more inclusive and sustainable human development during a time of profound change in the Pacific region. Continue reading

Final Preparatory Committee meeting for the third UN Conference on SIDS

On Monday 23 June, the final preparations for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (1-4 September, Samoa) will take place at UN Headquarters in New York with the start of the PrepCom (23-27 June) and other related events.  Continue reading

Garden Weeds: A new source of renewable energy in Samoa

In Samoa, an innovative project idea is turning an environmental challenge into an energy asset. Samoa will turn the invasive Merremia vine, other invasive weeds and green agricultural waste into renewable energy in the form of clean biogas.  Continue reading

Launch of Samoan Youth Chapter of Global Network for the Future of Small Islands

On Monday 24 February, Samoan Youth launched the Local Chapter of the Global Network for the Future of Small Islands at Robert Louis Stevenson Secondary School in Apia. During the event, students as well as young farmers from across the country, teachers, representatives from the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development and from UN agencies came together to highlight the importance of young people in the future of Samoa and its sustainable development. Continue reading

Launch of International Year of Small Island Developing States

The United Nations launched the International Year of Small Islands Developing States on the 24th of February, celebrating the economic, social and cultural contributions that this group of countries has made to the world, as well as raise awareness of the challenges they face such as climate change and rising sea levels. Continue reading

UNEP: Green Economy Transition Promises Multiple Benefits for SIDS

Creating the enabling conditions for a Green Economy transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from improved public investment to reliable market instruments and better governance will help the estimated 50 million SIDS residents build climate resilience, achieve economic growth and enjoy better standards of living. Continue reading

Secretary-General encourages SIDS to highlight the issues they face using both new and traditional media

Secetary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a high-level breakfast on raising visibility towards the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States. 25 September 2013 United Nations, New York Photo # 562755Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged small island developing nations to make the best use of both traditional channels of communication and new media to highlight the issues they face as well as to raise the profile of a conference next year aimed at addressing them. The conference – to be held from 1 to 4 September in Apia, Samoa – will focus global attention Continue reading