Are you interested in learning about the challenges that SIDS face, and ideas and opportunities to help SIDS build forwards better?
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Ingenuity and innovation is going into Sustainability and Resilience efforts for SIDS around the world...
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The Blue Economy is vital to SIDS. Yet many challenges exist. Ensuring a successful relationship with the sea is key.
SIDS are in the front line of disaster risk, feeling the affects in an immediate and significant way.
COVID-19 had a major impact on SIDS. Infection rates varied and the economic hit was huge.
We are passionate about sustainability, resilience and disaster risk for the SIDS network around the world. In this section you can access our SIDS Newsletters, which were produced to shine a light on how SIDS are evolving and tackling crucial matters for their future.
Our first SIDS Suredis Newsletter is an introduction about SIDS. It includes interviews with Arno Boersma of Island Impact and Cathryn MacCullum of Sazani Associates, and information about the Sustainability and Resilience of SIDS, and the wide-ranging impact of COVID-19.
Our second SIDS Suredis Newsletter focuses on Disaster Risk and SIDS, in recognition of the sixth anniversary of The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (which was launched on 18 March 2015). The contents of this edition have a common theme: "What more can, and should be done to ensure SIDS can implement resilient and sustainable Disaster Risk practices?"
Our third SIDS Suredis Newsletter focuses on SIDS and the tourism sector. We really appreciated the time of all our contributors towards this Newsletter.
Readers will note many linkages between Newsletter #2 (Disaster Risk focus) and this edition focusing on tourism.
Our fourth SIDS Suredis Newsletter focuses on SIDS and the five Planet SDGs. A core theme of this edition is "interconnectedness" - because efforts to achieve the five Planet SDGs (and indeed the other 12 SDGs) are all interlinked, and cooperation across SIDS helps them collectively achieve more than they can do as individual states. As always, we greatly value the time of all our contributors to help us create this Newsletter.
The fifth SIDS Suredis Newsletter focuses on SIDS and the Blue Economy. The islands that make up the network of SIDS (whilst remembering that the group also includes states that are joined to land masses) are, by their very nature, surrounded by water, and how they work and live with the seas and oceans that surround them is a crucial part of their identities and their economies. Climate change is having a major impact, and SIDS need action and can teach us valuable lessons about how to move forward to address climate change. We would like to thank our contributors in helping us create this Newsletter edition.
For this “Look back at 2021 and Look ahead to 2022 edition” we have synthesised the information we have published into ten aspects, or themes, in an effort to provide a “pulse of what’s going on" and ideas to improve the resilience and sustainability of SIDS. These ten themes are not exhaustive in what they cover – we hope they outline some practical ideas for progress and change.
Since 1990, AOSIS has represented the interests of small island and low-lying coastal developing states in international climate change, sustainable development negotiations and processes.
With a suite of tools and features, SparkBlue is a space for development practitioners to think out loud, learn from each other, connect, collaborate and co-create. There is a dedicated section for SIDS.
A regular Newsletter curated by the UNDP's Riad Meddeb.
A social enterprise focused on a positive impact on islands, overseen by Arno Boersma.
UN OHRLLS provides country profiles for all SIDS in the UN members and non-UN members.
The UNESCO SIDS Programme develops World Heritage activities, providing support for new nominations to the World Heritage List, and sustainable conservation and management practices for sites that are already inscribed.
The Centre of Excellence (COE) for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is an initiative of the Government of Aruba, the Kingdom of The Netherlands, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The SIDS Global Business Network, administered by UN-OHRLLS, exists to foster greater awareness about sustainable development amongst the SIDS.
The World Bank has a Small States Forum to address their needs (including SIDS).
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