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  • Photo of With Austrian funding, UNIDO to help establish Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

    With Austrian funding, UNIDO to help establish Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

    (UNIDO, Vienna) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, today signed a 1.3 million Euro funding agreement for the establishment of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE). The signing ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable…

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  • Debt forcing some SIDS to restructure their finances

    In the Caribbean in 2014, average public debt levels amounted to 80 per cent of GDP – compared with 34 per cent for developing countries as a whole. According to Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), debt problems have forced many Small Island Developing Countries (SIDS) to restructure their finances. “Research conducted by UNDP found no…

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  • Statement by HIs Excellency Charles A. Savarin, Preseident of the Commonwealth of Dominica at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

    Salutation: The President of the General Assembly, Mr. Secretary General, Heads and Members of Delegations, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen: I begin by congratulating H.E. Sam Kutesa, former Foreign Minister of Uganda on his election as President of the 69th Session of this General Assembly. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank H.E. Dr. John Ashe for his…

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  • Statement by HIs Excellency Charles A. Savarin, Preseident of the Commonwealth of Dominica at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

    Salutation: The President of the General Assembly, Mr. Secretary General, Heads and Members of Delegations, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen: I begin by congratulating H.E. Sam Kutesa, former Foreign Minister of Uganda on his election as President of the 69th Session of this General Assembly. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank H.E. Dr. John Ashe for his…

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  • CARICOM SG calls for innovative alternatives to finance SIDS’ development

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Even as the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) examined the issue of financing sustainable development for SIDS in Apia, Samoa, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has posited the need for new and innovative alternatives. Moderating a side event titled “Financing for Sustainable Development in SIDS,” during the four-day international conference on Small Island Developing…

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  • CARICOM makes case for sustainable development of SIDS at UN conference

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials at the Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) made the case for the peculiar vulnerabilities of SIDS to be considered when the international community formulates economic policies for those countries. The critical importance of debt management, concessionary financing, partnerships, financing for climate change adaptation and mitigation,…

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  • Reaffirming Commitment to Small Island Developing States, Global Leaders Adopt Historic Text in Samoa Pledging Action on Sustainable Development

    Samoa Pathway’ Document Calls for Building Resilience, Increased Partnerships Renewing commitment to the sustainable development of small island developing States (SIDS), world leaders today agreed on a landmark action plan at the conclusion of the United Nations Third International Conference on those nations held in Apia, Samoa.   Unanimously adopting the wide-ranging outcome document, titled “Small Island Developing States Accelerated…

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  • Photo of Call to scale up climate partnership for small islands

    Call to scale up climate partnership for small islands

    Caribbean news. 01 September 2014 – The heads of three regional organisations, together with the Commonwealth, have called for the strengthening of a global partnership to support climate change planning and finance in small island developing states. The Climate Resilient Islands Partnership was formed in 2011 and launched at the Rio+20 summit to support island nations, many of whom face…

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  • UN Major Group of Children and Youth Selects SIDS Youth Focal Points

    At the end of March, the UN Major Group of Children and Youth announced a list of young people who were selected to serve as Focal Points for Small Island Developing States for the period of 2014 – 2016. The UN Major Group for Children and Youth is the space within international negotiations on Sustainable Development for Children and Youth.…

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  • SIDS leaders should attend conference, says PM

    PRIME Minister Freundel Stuart says it is important that leaders of Small Island Developing States attend the upcoming Third International UN SIDS Conference in Samoa. Speaking ahead of his departure for the September 1 to 4 meeting, Stuart stated: “We need to be a part of the conversation in Samoa. We cannot stay at home. We must go and articulate…

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