Bridgetown, Barbados, 9 May 2014 - Barbados, a Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight against climate change, will host this year's World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June 2014, according to a joint announcement made t
In a special event on ‘Strengthening the resilience of small island developing States (SIDS) within the context of sustainable development,' the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) discussed SIDS' unique and particular vulnerabilities, while also noting their di
Threatened by rising seas, some of the world’s small island developing states (SIDS) are demanding that the U.N.’s new set of Sustainable Development Goals place a high priority on the protection of oceans and marine resources.
Participants at the Blue Economy Summit adopted the Abu Dhabi Declaration, which describes the blue economy as a tool to promote, inter alia, sustainable development, poverty eradication and climate change mitigation in small island developing States (SIDS) and coastal
Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have made significant commitment to address the needs of the vulnerable, as reflected by their level of spending, and the numerous safety net programs, labour market interventions, and insurance schemes.