1 Nov 2013
New York, UNHQ
Special Event on Strengthening the Resilience of Small Island Developing States within the context of Sustainable Development
The discussion of resilience of Small Island Developing States has occurred since the consideration of the sustainable development challenges of SIDS first began. In recent years however, the sentiment is that more is needed in order for resilience strengthening to take place.
The objective of the Second Committee’s proposed side event on “Strengthening resilience of SIDS within the Context of Sustainable Development” is to discuss potential initiatives that could help with the strengthening of the SIDS abilities to address their vulnerability and structural challenges and respond to external shocks. . To this end, the panel will engage a range of distinguished experts, government officials and development actors to present their perspectives and concrete suggestions.