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Island nations need partnerships not "grand-standing" to develop

Listen / SIDS 2014 conference gets under way
Sue Rasmussen/UN Photo

Partnerships are needed and not moralistic "grand-standing" in order to help island nations develop, according to the Prime Minister of Samoa. Over 100 countries are currently meeting at a United Nations conference in the Samoan capital, Apia to discuss the issues faced by small island developing states or SIDS. It's expected that the discussions will [...]

31 Aug 2014 | Posted in Small Island Developing States, Today's Features | Read More »

International community must support small islands in the forefront of change

Listen / The UN Secretary General addresses the 3rd SIDS conference in Apia, Samoa

The international community has an important role to play in ensuring that small island developing states or SIDS are supported in their efforts to promote action against climate change and sustainable development. That's according to the UN Secretary-General, The more than fifty nations and territories which are classified as SIDS are characterised by their small [...]

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UN Secretary-General becomes Samoan chief

Listen / SG-Samoa-Chief

An honourary title held by high chiefs of Samoan villages has been bestowed on the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. He received the title of "Tupua" or chief of Saleapaga, a village in south-east Samoa which was destroyed by the tsunami of 2009. The title of Tupua is rarely given to dignitaries outside Samoa. Wearing [...]

31 Aug 2014 | Posted in Small Island Developing States, Today's News | Read More »

Trinidad and Tobago's unique small island situation

Listen / UN Photo/Martine Perret

Trinidad and Tobago faces a unique situation as one of the world's more than 50 small island developing states or SIDS according to a senior economist in the country. Although the island nation faces many of the same development challenges of other SIDS, it does have considerable natural resources, namely oil and gas. It is [...]

31 Aug 2014 | Posted in Caribbean News, Small Island Developing States, Today's Features | Read More »

Samoan villagers shelter from tsunamis on higher ground

Listen / Warriors from Saleapaga village, Samoa
Daniel Dickinson/UN Radio

Villagers on the Pacific island of Samoa, whose homes were destroyed by the tsunami of 2009, are adapting to a new life away from the sea shore. After Saleapaga village on the south coast of the island was devastated by the tidal wave, the community decided to rebuild the village, but on higher ground and [...]

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