Partnerships and Actions for Small Island Developing States
Register your action for SIDS - Now available
All Stakeholders are encouraged to register their partnerships, voluntary commitments and other actions for sustainable development in Small Island Developing States.
How to register?
- Sign in to Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
- Click Voluntary initiatives->Register initiative
- Select Action Network: Small Island Developing States, SIDS 2014
Once registered, the initiative will be available in the SIDS in Action registry
Leaders of Small Island Developing States have stated clearly the aim to make partnerships a cornerstone of the 2014 SIDS Conference, calling for the “strengthening of collaborative partnerships between SIDS and the international community
” as one of the important ways and means to address new and emerging challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
According to the Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa, hosting of the Conference would be an opportunity for the country to share with the rest of the international community a story that can also be replicated elsewhere - it is about the primacy and importance of successful partnerships, which supported Samoa’s development progress. Samoa wishes to demonstrate that being a SIDS and an LDC should not discourage poor and vulnerable nations from advancing to achieve economic, social and political progress.
- excerpt from his Statement made at Rio+20 on 22 June 2012
In recent years, small islands developing states have identified areas where they can take leadership, work together, and bring other partners on board for concrete actions on sustainable development. Examples of such partnerships and voluntary commitments include: Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)
, SIDS DOCK
, Initiative on Renewable Energy SIDS
, Productive Use of Clean Energy for SIDS
, and Ocean Watch
, as well as voluntary commitments by individual SIDS.
The Secretariat of the Conference is pleased to introduce the “SIDS in Action” registry, and invites all stakeholders to register their current or proposed partnerships and voluntary commitments for the advancement of Small Island Developing States and the 2014 Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.
SIDS in Action registry