Addressing Connectivity for the Sustainable Development of SIDS

This project aims to achieve low cost, reliable, diverse satellite communications capacity for the socio-economic development of the Pacific Islands region utilizing un-used satellite capacity. To get the best return on investment, the same telecommunications/ICT infrastructure/resources will be use...[more]

Partners
INTELSAT SATELLITE LLC, INMARSAT, KACIFIC BROADBAND SATELLITES PTE LTD, AND INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION SATELLITE ORGANISATION
Priority areas
Alternative Indicators of Well-being for Melanesia

The partnership seeks to establish a culturally relevant and comprehensive set of indicators for use in tracking progress towards achieving sustainable development goals in Melanesia, as well as for use in appropriate policy development at national and sub-regional level.

Partners
Vanuatu National Statistics Office; Vanuatu Cultural Council; Malvatumauri National Council of Chiefs; Vanuatu Department of Strategic Policy, Planning and Aid Coordination; Solomon Islands Na...[more]
Priority areas
Atlantic and Indian Ocean SIDS - Integrated Water Resources and Wastewater Management

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has funded a full sized project to support 6 participating Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of which 2 are located in the Atlantic Ocean (Cape Verde and Sao Tome & Principe) and 4 are located in the Indian Ocean (Comoros, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles)...[more]

Partners
Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNEP, UNDP, UNOPS
Priority areas
Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development of SIDS

During the Green Aruba Conference in 2015, the government of Aruba, UNDP Trinidad and Tobago and the Kingdom of Netherlands agreed to create a Centre of Excellence COE for Sustainable Development of SIDS in Aruba.The Centre of Excellence (COE) for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developi...[more]

Partners
UNDP Government of Aruba University of Aruba TNO Caribbean Bureau Innovation IRENA and growing...
Priority areas
Heritage strengthening in the Pacific

Strengthening of human resources through strategic and innovative capacity building initiatives within and outside of the Pacific region in order to create a pool of experts, as well as well informed and engaged decision makers to improve capacities for the implementation of the World Heritage Conve...[more]

Partners
Pacific Heritage Hub, University of the South Pacific, SPREP, SPC, UNESCO, IUCN, ICOMOS, UNESCO WHITRAP (China), UNESCO CRIHAP (China), UNESCO ICHCAP (Korea), UNESCO SID's World Heritage Programe. UNE...[more]
Priority areas
HIV and STI Prevention in the Caribbean (UNAIDS and UNFPA)

UNFPA in collaboration with key stakeholders, strengthened national and regional capacities to develop, implement and monitor HIV responses that utilize a combination prevention approach to meet the needs of young people and key populations. Regional systems for the delivery of comprehensive sexuali...[more]

Partners
UNFPA, UNAIDS
Priority areas
ICT4SIDS Partnership

The primary objective of the ICT4SIDS Partnership is to fully utilize the latest digital innovations to rapidly improve the health, education, public safety (including disasters), public welfare (including economic development), and other vital services in SIDS..

Partners
1. Representatives from Islands - Timor-Leste (Mr Collin Yap, President of NITL Foundation) - Zanzibar,(Mr Omar Ali, President, Zanzibar Diaspora Group - Palau, Dr Caleb Otto, Ambassador of Pal...[more]
Priority areas
Islands and Oceans Net (IO Net)

The declaration was adopted at the Side Event "Towards a new dialogue for the better conservation and management of islands and their surrounding ocean areas" held from 11:00 - 12:30 Wednesday 3 September 2014. It is intended to declare - to reaffirm the importance of and our commitment to promoting...[more]

Partners
The Ocean Policy Research Foundation (OPRF) and the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) together with technical partners and other collaborators/stakeholders
Priority areas
Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM)

Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting is a summit-level meeting which has been held every three years since 1997. Leaders openly discuss various issues that Pacific Island Countries(PICs) are facing in order to build close cooperative relationships and forge a bond of friendship between Japan and PICs. T...[more]

Partners
Government of Japan in cooperation with Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa,...[more]
Priority areas
Parliamentarians Advancing Anti-Corruption through UNCAC

To strengthen the capacity, engagement, and mechanisms for parliamentary oversight of national Pacific countries' integrity and anti-corruption through the UN Convention Against Corruption and with integrity to attain national development priorities, with specific reference to the United Nations Glo...[more]

Partners
Global Organisation of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) Oceania UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) Project UNDP UNODC National Democratic Institute
Priority areas
SIDS civil society interregional policy and advocacy hub

The partnership which will create an interregional SIDS civil society policy and advocacy hub was further confirmed by the call from the Major Groups and other Stakeholder Forum which called for greater coordination and collaboration across SIDS.The partnership will seek to undertake three main obj...[more]

Partners
Pacific Islands Association for Non Governmental Organizations (PIANGO), Caribbean Policy Development Centre
Priority areas
SPREP, National Geographic Society, Waitt Foundation

Our vision is to restore the seas to full productivity for future generations. Funding partnerships and projects in conjunction with its grantees and two institutes, the Waitt Foundation supports a variety of national and international programs concentrating on ocean conservation initiatives and ma...[more]

Partners
SPREP, National Geographic Society, Waitt Foundation
Priority areas
UNEP Montreal Protocol OzonAction Programme

Under the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, countries worldwide are taking specific, time-targeted actions to reduce and eliminate the production and consumption of man-made chemicals that destroy the stratospheric ozone layer, Earth’s protective shield. The objective of ...[more]

Partners
Partners: Governments: UNEP-Montreal Protocol Compliance Programme works and supports all SIDS in sustaining Montreal Protocol Compliance. Australia | Multilateral Fund | Canada | Multilateral...[more]
Priority areas
Overview
To ensure the realization of a transformational strategy for the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Samoa Pathway calls upon the GA, ECOSOC, and other subsidiary bodies to monitor the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA), the Mauritius Strategy (MSI) and the SAMOA Pathway. It recalls that the General Assembly (GA), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and High-level Political Forums (HLPF) will devote adequate time to discuss SIDS issues, and requests the Secretary-General to report to both the GA and the ECOSOC on the progress achieved in implementing the priorities of the SIDS. It also requests DESA to maintain a partnership platform focused on SIDS and to regularly convene the inter-agency consultative group to discuss the implementation of the BPOA, MSI and the SAMOA Pathway.
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