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Steven Goldfinch | 24 Apr 2013
Strengthening Partnerships Towards Disaster Risk Reduction For Small Island Developing States Small island developing States (SIDS) are highly prone to hazards both natural and man-made. The experiences of SIDS often serve as a precursor to what other countries may face in the future. The vulnerability of SIDS to the damaging impacts of disasters severely impacts their development. While SIDS have made strides in implementing disaster reduction measures, increased efforts are needed by both...
Bill | 05 Nov 2012
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world face unique challenges in the context of sustainable development, including vulnerabilities to climate change such as a rise in sea-levels. “If we don’t address climate change, islands may not exist,” said the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, in an exclusive interview with DESA’s Division for Sustainable Development. Discussing different challenges that SIDS face to implement...
Bill | 05 Nov 2012
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) around the world face unique challenges in the context of sustainable development, including vulnerabilities to climate change such as a rise in sea-levels. “If we don’t address climate change, islands may not exist,” said the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, in an exclusive interview with DESA’s Division for Sustainable Development. Discussing different challenges that SIDS face to implement...
Bill | 27 Sep 2012
Please find below links to Statement Summary and Video Dominican Republic (The): H.E. Mr. Danilo Medina Sánchez, President Statement Summary and video 25 September 2012 Marshall Islands (The): H.E. Mr. Christopher Jorebon Loeak, President Statement Summary and video 25 September 2012   Nauru: H.E. Mr.  Sprent Arumogo Dabwido, President Statement Summary and video 25 September 2012   Timor- Leste: H.E. Mr.  Kay Rala Xanana Gusmã...
Bill | 27 Aug 2012
PREPARED BY OHRLLS   SUMMARY The 2012 Third World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), saw 36 representatives and heads of state from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) take to the floor during the Plenary Session to deliver statements on a range of issues of importance and relevance to them. Of the 36 SIDS representatives, 10 were Heads of State while 10 were Heads of Government making up 26% of the 77 Heads of State and Heads of Government who addressed the Plenary...