UN Conference on Small Island Developing States
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are some of the countries on the frontline in the global fight against human-induced climate change. They represent the ‘canary in the coalmine’ for our collective efforts to mitigate and adapt to the effects of greenhouse gas emissions in the future. For SIDS, coping with the effects of climate change is an already tangible reality. For some, rising sea levels are becoming a threat to their very existence.
The Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is taking place from September 1-4 in Apia, Samoa. This gathering of UN agencies, governments, civil society and NGOs marks a crucial opportunity for the international community to find lasting solutions to the complex and often unique issues faced by SIDS.
The stories presented here offer some insight into those problems, as well as the work being undertaken by UNDP through several partnerships to assist SIDS in achieving sustainable development solutions for their citizens.