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Join the e-consultation on the Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
10 Feb 2017 - Deadline until 12 April 2017
New SIDS Times newsletter highlights Small Island Developing States issues
14 Apr 2016 -
Partnerships of SDGs online platform - synthesis of consultation
22 Dec 2015 - The Partnerships for SDGs online platform was launched as a beta/draft version in the lead-up to the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.
Establishment of the SIDS Partnership Framework
10 Dec 2015 - On 4 December 2015, the General Assembly's Second Committee adopted a draft resolution that decides to establish the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Partnership Framework in line with the priorities of Small Island developing States.
Enhancing food security, health and well-being in Small Island Developing States
14 Oct 2015 - Milan, Italy
We Care Solar is awarded US$1 million United Nations Energy Grant to expand the use of life-saving Solar Suitcase
14 Sep 2015 -
Small Island Developing States Face ‘Unique’ Sustainability Challenges Requiring ‘Special’ Attention to Meet Post-2015 Agenda Goals, High-level Forum Hears
1 Jul 2015 - Press release
Secretary-General Says Small Island Developing States Should Amplify Their Voice to Give Moral Weight to Call for Global Action on Climate Change
29 Jun 2015 -
Member States Review Progress on SIDS Partnerships
25 Jun 2015 -
Draft Recommendations for a Small Island Developing States Partnership Framework
5 May 2015 - 300 partnerships support small island developing states
A million US dollar grant promotes energy for sustainable development
20 Mar 2015 - A million US dollar grant has been launched by the UN to promote leadership and innovative practices in energy for sustainable development.
UN DESA- OECS Science and Policy Interface Meeting in SIDS
16 Mar 2015 -
Capacity Development Workshop on Mainstreaming the SDG on Energy
1 Mar 2015 - DSD, UN Statistics Division, UN-Energy, Sustainable Energy for All, the World Bank and the IEA organized a workshop on capacity development.
Genuine and durable partnerships for Small Island Developing States
1 Feb 2015 - The UN Conference on SIDS taking place in Apia, Samoa in September, and the International Year of SIDS on 24 February will draw the attention to these states.
New $US 1 million UN Grant for leadership and innovation in sustainable energy is now accepting applications
1 Feb 2015 - A new programme that will offer $US 1 million to institutions or individuals.
International Year of Small Island Developing States comes to a close
1 Jan 2015 - Closing ceremony of the International Year of SIDS will take place on Monday, 26 January 2015, in the Trusteeship Council in New York.
General Assembly’s Second Committee discusses Sustainable Development
1 Oct 2014 - Second Committee meeting on 15 and 16 October 2014
Actions for SAMOA Pathway already underway
1 Oct 2014 - Outcome of Third International Conference on SIDS
General Assembly’s Second Committee discusses Sustainable Development
1 Oct 2014 - Second Committee meeting on 15 and 16 October 2014
Mr. Wu’s Blog on Successful Conclusion of the SIDS Conference
8 Sep 2014 - After 4 days of plenary discussions and parallel multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues, the SIDS Conference came to a conclusion.
$1.9 billion pledged in sustainable development partnerships
5 Sep 2014 - Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
SIDS Pre-Conference Activities complemented discussions in Samoa
5 Sep 2014 - 28 to 30 August 2014
Mr. Wu’s Blog on Water and Sanitation
1 Sep 2014 - One of the growing challenges facing SIDS is securing water and sanitation for all island populations.
Mr. Wu’s Blog on Genuine and Durable Partnerships
1 Sep 2014 - As preparations advance for the SIDS Conference in Samoa, there is growing interest in partnership initiatives.
Mr. Wu’s Blog on Sustainable Tourism
28 Aug 2014 - UNWTO finds that the number of international tourists visiting SIDS reached 41 million in 2011.
Mr. Wu’s Blog on Sustainable Energy
21 Aug 2014 - UN Secretary-General convened the Sustainable Energy for All Forum.
Mr. Wu’s Blog on Economic Vulnerabilities
14 Aug 2014 - Much of the attention to SIDS has been directed to ecological vulnerabilities of SIDS.
Mr. Wu’s Blog on Oceans & Seas
7 Aug 2014 - A key priority for SIDS is oceans and seas, along with coastal areas.
Mr. Wu’s Blog on Climate Change
1 Aug 2014 - Climate change is threatening the prospects of sustainable development of SIDS on multiple fronts.
Empowering youth for sustainable islands
1 Aug 2014 - Youth representatives from small island nations for a Google+ Hangout on 24 July 2014
Major Groups and other Stakeholders Forum on partnerships for SIDS
1 Aug 2014 - 28 and 29 August 2014
Mr. Wu’s Blog on Small Island Developing States
24 Jul 2014 - This September in Apia, Samoa, the United Nations will convene the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.
Submit your images for the #islands2014 photo call!
1 Jun 2014 -
Final PrepCom for the third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
1 Jun 2014 - 23 to 27 June 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York
Partnership of the month: Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility
1 Jun 2014 -
DESA News - Feature articles
1 May 2014 - Renewing focus on sustainable islands; Good governance – recognizing indigenous peoples for who they are; Cities for a sustainable future
New Blog outlines rationale for a third Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
1 May 2014 - UN DESA’s Under-Secretary- General and the Conference Secretary-General Mr. Wu Hongbo
Promo-video explores some fundamental questions on the SIDS Conference
1 May 2014 -
Partnership of the Month: Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)
1 May 2014 -
Global Preparations for UN Conference on Small Island Developing States kick off
1 May 2014 - Signing of the host country agreement
SIDS 2014 registration for Major Groups and other Stakeholders now open
1 Apr 2014 - Deadline is 1 August, 2014
New tool to assess vulnerability and resilience of SIDS piloted successfully
1 Apr 2014 -
Zero draft for SIDS Conference released for comments
1 Apr 2014 - Released on 14 March 2014
Partnership of the Month: UN REDD
1 Apr 2014 -
Special SIDS issue of the journal Natural Resources Forum
1 Mar 2014 -
UN celebrates the International Year of SIDS
1 Feb 2014 - Global launch of the Year on 24 February at UN headquarters in NY
Genuine and durable partnerships for Small Island Developing States
1 Feb 2014 - Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa
Commitments to improve energy access for rural areas announced at Global Conference
1 Jan 2014 - "A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication"
Small Island Matters
1 Dec 2013 -
World leaders put spotlight on Small Island Developing States Conference
1 Oct 2013 - High-level breakfast meeting
SIDS Conference website visually upgraded
1 Sep 2013 -
Caribbean, Pacific and AIMS regions prepare for major conference in 2014
1 Aug 2013 - Three regional preparatory meetings for the Third International Conference on SIDS
Website for Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
1 Mar 2013 -