Tag Archives: International Year of Small Island Developing States

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

Ban Ki-Moon: What We Can All Learn From Small Islands

You may know the world’s Small Island Developing States as prized destinations, places of outstanding natural beauty, vibrant culture and music appreciated around the globe. 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

Small Island States are leading by example on Disaster Risk Reduction

Margareta Wahlström, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction has said in a statement on the launch of the International Year of Small Island Developing States that SIDS face some of the most extreme negative impacts of disaster and climate risk. But too often, the narrative fails to also capture the other side of the story: their strong will, leadership and ingenuity in tackling risk.

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