UN Women sets out its vision for a world where gender equality, human rights and peace become a lived reality, and how to achieve it, including SIDS’ particular challenges and the role the SAMOA Pathway can play.
Natural Resources Defense Council’s Brendan Guy reports on a call for partnership and island leadership to inspire others to undertake significant actions in their own jurisdictions and organisations.
Amber Carvan provides quotes from the state leaders of Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Maldives and the Marshall Islands, who have formed a Coalition of low-lying Atoll Nations on Climate Change, known as CANCC.
Apisaloma Tawati, a young person from Kiribati and a member of the Pacific Calling Partnership, delivers a call to world leaders to defend atoll nations.
Islands Business Magazine’s Samisoni Pareti reports on how Christiana Figueres, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary, paid tribute to SIDS’ leadership in the push to adopt a legally-binding global climate change agreement next year.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) describe the challenges which migration issues pose to SIDS, and the ways in which they can positively influence SIDS’ sustainable development.
Dr Vanessa G.Gowreesunkar and Dr G.Raj Chintaram of ANPRAS present their organisation’s key work on sustainable tourism and climate change in Mauritius, including the ‘STORSA Initiative’, and call for SIDS collaboration.
WWF’s Ian Campbell sets out the motivation for, and objectives of, the Pacific Shark Heritage Programme, launched at the Third International SIDS Conference.
Nicholas Watts of the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC), reflects on the side event ‘A Commonwealth for the Blue Economy: Sustainable Oceans and Fisheries’.