Private sector encouraged to play leading role in small island developing states

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A view of the solar volatic panels for a renewable energy project in Tokelau
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The private sector is being encouraged to play a leading role in promoting the development of small island developing states.

The so-called SIDS are characterised by their size, remoteness, lack of resources and susceptibility to climate change and natural disasters.

Countries from around the world are gathering in Samoa for the third global conference of SIDS in the first week of September.

The private sector is meeting ahead of the conference to discuss ways it can contribute to sustainable development.

Daniel Dickinson asked Gyan Chandra Acharya the UN Under-Secretary-General for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States about the importance of private sector partnerships.

Duration: 2'40"

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