The Annual Global Multi-Stakeholder Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnership Dialogue (the “Global Dialogue”), is an Event organized annually under the auspices of the SIDS Partnerships Framework and co-chaired by the Co-Chair of the UN Steering Committee on SIDS Partnerships. The 2020 Global Dialogue will be the 6th of such gathering since the establishment of the Framework in 2016. The Event will take place on 10 July 2020, 3:00pm to 6:00pm, via an online platform, in the margin of the 2020 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
The annual Global Multi-stakeholder Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnership Dialogue took place on 10 July 2019, on the margins of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The event focused on effective partnerships for addressing gaps and priority areas of the SAMOA Pathway.
The SIDS Partnership Dialogue is part of the SIDS Partnership Framework, launched in 2016, as a follow-up to the SAMOA Pathway. It is intended to launch new partnerships and follow-up on existing partnerships through sharing of best practices, challenges and successesRead more here
Co-chair Steering Committee on SIDS Partnerships.
Ambassador Webson had a long career with Perkins International, serving as its Director since 2011. Prior to that, he was the organization’s Director of Institutional Development and Coordinator of Education Programs for Africa and the Caribbean.
Before joining Perkins International in 1992, Mr. Webson was the Caribbean Regional Representative for Sight Savers International for two years, beginning in 1990. From 1981 to 1986, he was the Executive Director of the Caribbean Council for the Blind.
He has also been teaching Leadership and International Management at Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, since 2006. He has authored books on empowering persons with disabilities and academic papers on development, education and aspects of disability.
Mr. Webson holds a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, United States. He earned his Master of Science in management of non-profit organizations and his Bachelor of Science from the New School for Social Research, New York, United States.
Ambassador Webson is married with three children.
Co-chair of the Steering Committee on SIDS.
Ms. Frazier’s most recent previous appointment was in 2013, when she was named her country’s Ambassador to Italy, with concurrent accreditation to San Marino and to the Rome-based United Nations agencies.
She was previously Malta’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) until October 2013. Ms. Frazier’s first diplomatic appointment was as First Secretary in 1994, when she served as a Desk Officer for the United States and the Americas, as well as the Mediterranean Department.
Having begun her career as a student diplomat in 1992, Ms. Frazier was subsequently posted to Malta’s Embassies in Washington, D.C., Rome, Brussels and London.
Ms. Frazier holds a master’s degree in diplomatic studies from the University of Malta, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business management and French from Luther College in the United States.
She is married and has two children.