Partnering with islands for a sustainable world

On 1-4 September 2014, the global community will gather in Apia, Samoa, for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS). This is an event that will offer a once in a decade opportunity for the world’s leaders to focus attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities. What happens with these small islands has global effects. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6B4kBsbp0A “As we are at the final stage of designing a global development agenda beyond 2015, this conference will further provide Small Islands the opportunity to be more involved in this process. It will give them a global stage, to let their voices be heard. It will also provide an opportunity for real actions, and more effective partnerships,” says Conference Secretary-General and UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo. Small Island Developing States: http://www.sids2014.org/

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