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  • ‘SAMOA Pathway’ – Outcomes from the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

    Port-of-Spain (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomes the outcomes of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) held in Apia, Samoa on 1-4 September 2014, and the adoption of the ‘Samoa Pathway’ – Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action, for the implementation of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Guided by the purposes…

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  • Photo of PM Gonsalves, former US President Clinton launch ‘Blue Guardians’

    PM Gonsalves, former US President Clinton launch ‘Blue Guardians’

    COLORADO,(CMC) – St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been disappointed at the broken promises given to them by the international community regarding development assistance. Gonsalves Monday joined President James Michel of the Seychelles and former U.S. President Bill Clinton in launching the ‘Blue Guardians’ in the United States. Blue Guardians…

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  • SIDS need support of international community

    Any decision on the creation of a new regional programmatic framework for sustainable development must have at its core the means of implementation. This was made clear today by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Senator Jepter Ince, as he addressed the opening ceremony of a national consultation on the United Nations Caribbean Multi-Country Sustainable Development…

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  • Photo of Alternative ways of measuring development must be found

    Alternative ways of measuring development must be found

    The United Nations (UN) is upbeat about advancing the process to reshape policies governing access to international public finance. Developing countries have been lobbying for a revision of current development financing policies to encompass a multi-dimensional approach as distinct from the current primary criterion of GDP per capita income. Assistant Administrator and Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional…

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  • Photo of The Bahamas calls for reform of UN Security Council

    The Bahamas calls for reform of UN Security Council

    UNITED NATIONS, CMC – The Bahamas government has called for a reform of the Security Council of the United Nations saying it was necessary to deal with the changing global environment. Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said that the reform of the Council “is long overdue” and called for a change “that would see a rotating seat for the small…

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  • Photo of PM heads to NY to give perspective on security threats facing Ja, C’bean

    PM heads to NY to give perspective on security threats facing Ja, C’bean

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller will on Thursday address a special United Nations (UN) Open Debate on Peace and Security Challenges Facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the UN Headquarters in New York. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said the prime minister was invited to give the Jamaican and Caribbean perspective…

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  • At Ethiopia Conference, SG focuses on concessionary financing, debt

    The Community recognises that the challenges of development are deep-seated. Significant resources and appropriate and mutually reinforcing policies at national, regional and international levels are required to address the difficulties facing developing countries. CARICOM Member States, therefore, continue to maintain their commitment to regional integration as the platform for securing inclusive sustainable growth.   In this regard, the Caribbean Community…

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  • Photo of Caribbean billed as next hotbed for renewable development

    Caribbean billed as next hotbed for renewable development

    FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, CMC – A senior official of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said Wednesday that the agency is convinced of the potential that renewables present for sustainable development for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) including those in the Caribbean.   Director of the IRENA Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, Henning Wuester said renewable energy is abundant, scalable and replicable and…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts and Nevis spearheads SIDS Action Plan at UNESCO Executive Board session

    St. Kitts and Nevis spearheads SIDS Action Plan at UNESCO Executive Board session

    St. Kitts and Nevis and other Caribbean Member States were in a pivotal position during the 196th session of the UNESCO Executive Board held in Paris recently.  They were instrumental in securing a consensus and tabling a Draft Resolution calling for a robust UNESCO Action Plan for future activities in small island developing states (SIDS). As one of the Executive Board…

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  • Photo of CARICOM seeks international support for socio-economic growth

    CARICOM seeks international support for socio-economic growth

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are still grappling with the effects of global economic crisis as well as the impact climate change, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie has said.   Addressing the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, Christie, who is the CARICOM chairman, said that regional countries are acutely aware of the…

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