The side event will be co-chaired by the European Union Head of Delegation, H.E. Mr. Björn Olof Skoog and by the Chair of the SIDS regional grouping, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda, H.E. Mr. Walton Alfonso Webson. This event will be an opportunity to showcase the work done by the Joint SDG Fund in Small Island Developing States, and to present the early results of the Fund’s call for proposals “Building Resilience and Ending Vulnerability in Small Island Developing States”, launched in May 2021. The newly appointed High Representative for Least Developed, Landlocked Countries, Small Island Developing States, H.E. Mr. Courtenay Rattray, will also participate in the event to highlight the action of the Fund in the context of the broader UN strategy in SIDS.