This page provides links to information about Small Island Developing States and the impact that COVID-19 had on them.
The COVID-19 pandemic turned Small Island Developing States (SIDS) economies and livelihoods on end. The UNDP implemented a plan to assist them, as this piece by Riad Meddeb describes.
A perfect storm swept across the world’s Small Island Developing States (SIDS), comprised of COVID-19, external debt, climate change, collapse of tourism and climate disasters threatening lives and abilities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The financial crisis created by the impact of COVID-19 was forecast to contract global gross domestic product by 4.5% year-on-year. For many SIDS, the economic impact still remains...
The COVID-19 pandemic threatened the food security, nutrition and climate resilience of SIDS, which share many traits, including a reliance on international trade and imported foods; vulnerability to climate change and malnutrition.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on international travel brought São Tomé and Príncipe’s thriving tourism industry to a standstill. The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, proposed a number of climate-related actions to shape countries’ recovery from the pandemic and to help them to address climate change.
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