Small island states "can develop sustainably"

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Nukunonu Atoll seaside, one of the regions of the world, vulnerable to the impact of the climate change. UN/Ariane Rummery

The world's smallest island states can develop sustainably if all sectors of society come together to work on solutions.

That's the opinion of Wu Hongbo, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

Small island developing states, known by the acronym SIDS are meeting in New York this week ahead of an international conference being held in September In Samoa.

That conference will go a long way to defining what role the SIDS, which number around 50, can play in the post-2015 development agenda.

Derrick Mbatha has been speaking to Wu Hongbo. He began by asking the Under-Secretary-General what the conference will focus on.

Duration: 4'28"

 

 

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