Small Island Developing States

UN commits to help Pacific island agriculture adapt and survive climate crisis

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region. 

Island nations on climate crisis frontline ‘not sitting idly by’

Small island nations are “not sitting idly by” but are emerging as “frontrunners” in the fight against climate change according to Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, the UN High Representative for Small Island Developing States.

UN General Assembly: Here are the 5 big summits to watch out for

It’s that time again, when the eyes of the world turn to New York, as world leaders fly into the city to take part in the General Debate that marks the opening of the latest session of the UN General Assembly, or UNGA.

Climate crisis could see ‘collapse’ of some economies without diversification, warns UN trade chief

Climate change poses an “existential threat to commodity-dependent developing countries”, the United Nation’s trade chief said on Wednesday, pointing to a newly released report highlighting the need to diversify economies and exports.

With Caribbean island life under threat, UN chief pushes to face ‘headwinds together’

To counter global challenges that are a particular threat to vulnerable island nations like those in the Caribbean, it’s vital to “face the headwinds together”, especially in the face of the destruction being wrought by climate change, the UN chief told the annual Caribbean Community (CARICOM) conference in Saint Lucia on Wednesday.

News in Brief 29 September 2017 (PM)

Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica

Humanitarians are appealing for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, the United Nations has announced.

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SIDS share “unique challenges” to food security and nutrition

The launch of a Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in the Small Island Developing States or SIDS has been welcomed by the UN.

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Caribbean taking action to protect ocean: sustainable tourism expert

The ocean is the “main player” in Caribbean tourism and this “fragile resource” must be protected.

That’s the opinion of the Director of Sustainable Tourism for the 33-member Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Julio Orozco.

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Financing SDGs a major concern for Caribbean Community

Ensuring financing so that they can meet the Sustainable Development Goals (

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Small island developing states detail peace and security woes

The big issues facing small island developing states (SIDS) were the focus of debate in the UN Security Council on Thursday.

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