Transforming the way food is produced on the Indian Ocean archipelago of Mauritius could help to fight climate change as well as accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the UN’s most senior representative in the country.
The devastating oil spill off the east coast of Mauritius has highlighted the need for global adoption of international legislation that govern the seas and protect small island states and their vulnerable marine ecosystems against ship pollution, UN trade body UNCTAD has stated.
The UK Government is “under an obligation” to end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago “as rapidly as possible” the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial body of the UN, stated in an Advisory Opinion released on Monday. The Opinion calls the continued administration of the archipelago “unlawful,” and “a wrongful act.”
A diversified economy is the key to future of small island developing states, according to Ambassador of Mauritius to the UN.
At the time of independence in 1968, the economy of Mauritius was almost wholly dependent on sugar.
But that’s changed and now Mauritius has a wide range of economic activities.
Island nation off the east coast of Africa is attending the third International conference on SIDS which is being held in Samoa in the first week of September