Tag Archives: SIDS

3 November 2014

Annual UNGA Debate: Representatives call on the international community to collectively address adverse effects of climate change

On the last day of the annual General Assembly debate on 30 September 2014, representatives of small island developing nations urged the international community for increased collective action to combat the adverse effects of climate change. The focus of this year’s discussion was “Delivering on and implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda”. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | On final day of UN Assembly, small island nations discuss climate change, economics

29 September 2014

Samoan Prime Minister: ‘International community’s actions to address climate change are grossly inadequate’

Leaders of small island developing nations urged the UN General Assembly to prioritise climate change and assist in their front line battle against its mounting impact. (more…)

Source: UN News Centre | Specter of climate change looms large, say small island nations at UN

22 August 2014

Samoa small island conference draft outcome document calls on implementing shared responsibilities under RFMOs for its benefit

The UN expects over 300 initiatives to be announced at the Third UN Conference on Small Island Developing States aimed at fostering partnerships with small island developing states, which will take place from 1 to 4 September 2014. The Conference’s Secretary-General, Wu Hongbo, said that with much of the political work already agreed on, participants can focus on how to take these decisions forward and on generating sustainable partnerships. (more…)

Source: SAMOA Parthway | A/CONF.223/3 | Draft outcome document of the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States | 17 July 2014
Source: UN News Centre | UN expects upcoming Samoa small island conference to generate vital partnerships