United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. David Payton
Senior adviser
focal point for interagency relations on SIDS and environment/energy issues
UNDP Environment and Energy Group
FF building 305 E 45th Street, Room 986
+1 212 906 5079

Mr. Kenroy Roach
Regional Advisor
Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
New York
+1 212-609-5405

Mr. Derek Pieper
SIDS consultant
+1 212-906-5042

Mr. Sitara Syed
Chief, South East Asia & Pacific Division
Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
+1 212-906-5850

Mr. Simon Springett
Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative
UNDP Mauritius
Port Louis, Mauritius
+230 212 3726/7
UN entities
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We affirm that there are different approaches, visions, models and tools available to each country, in accordance with its national circumstances and priorities, for achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions, which is our overarching goal. In this regard, we consider the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication as one of the important tools available for achieving sustainable development. We call upon the United Nations system, in collaboration with other stakeholders, to strengthen its coordination and support of small island developing States that want to pursue green economy policies.
Green Economy Training Programme (delivered 2014)

UNCTAD: promotes trade-related activities based on the wealth of opportunities offered by the ocean economy (publication, global event in 2015).

IOM: Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy (MECLEP) (Completion: December 2016)

OESC/DESA: The 2015 ECOSOC Integration Segment – HLPF discussion on SIDS (Jun-Jul 2015)
27 (d)
Taking into full account their national development priorities and individual country circumstances and legislation, we call for support for the efforts of small island developing States to take the following actions:
Supporting national, regional and international initiatives that develop and increase the capacity and development impact of the financial services industry in small island developing States;
UN Women: working with UNDP on financial literacy through the Market for Change program
30 (e)
Recognizing that sustainable tourism represents an important driver of sustainable economic growth and decent job creation, we strongly support small island developing States in taking the following actions:
Leveraging the expertise of, inter alia, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, the Global Observatories on Sustainable Tourism of the World Tourism Organization, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism and other United Nations bodies, as well as the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns, to provide platforms for the exchange of best practices and direct and focused support to their national efforts;
UNEP: 10YFP to be further determined within the 10YFP sustainable tourism programme to be launched in November 2014. UNITAR: - World Heritage Sites Nomination Training programme (Delivered 2003 – 2014)
30 (f)
Recognizing that sustainable tourism represents an important driver of sustainable economic growth and decent job creation, we strongly support small island developing States in taking the following actions:
Establishing, upon request, an island, food and sustainable tourism support initiative based on community participation, which takes into consideration ethical values, livelihoods and human settlements, the landscape, the sea, local culture and local products, in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, regional development banks and regional and national agricultural, cultural, environmental and tourism authorities where they exist;
UNEP through 10YFP UNITAR: - World Heritage Sites Nomination Training programme Delivered 2003 – 2014)
We reaffirm the importance of engaging a broad range of stakeholders at the global, regional, subregional, national and local levels, including national, subnational and local governments and the scientific community,private businesses and civil society, and also including youth and persons with disabilities, and also reaffirm that gender equality and the effective participation of women and indigenous peoples are important for effective action on all aspects of climate change.
44 (a)
We call for support for the efforts of small island developing States:
To build resilience to the impacts of climate change and to improve their adaptive capacity through the design and implementation of climate change adaptation measures appropriate to their respective vulnerabilities and economic, environmental and social situations;
UNCTAD technical assistance strengthens SIDS capacity to build resilience of maritime ports and airports to climate change effects.

UNEP: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Pathways to climate change adaptation: the case of Small Island Developing States
44 (d)
We call for support for the efforts of small island developing States:
To address remaining gaps in capacity for gaining access to and managing climate finance.
Climate financing initative
We recognize the importance of scaling up support for activities to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the context of the REDD-plus mechanism in small island developing States, including t5he implementation of the Warsaw Framework for REDD-plus.
We urge the international community, including regional and international development banks, bilateral donors, the United Nations system, the International Renewable Energy Agency and other relevant stakeholders to continue to provide adequate support, including in the areas of capacity-building and technology transfer, on mutually agreed terms, for the development and implementation of national, regional and interregional energy policies, plans and strategies to address the special vulnerabilities of small island developing States. We welcome the Global Renewable Energy Islands Network of the International Renewable Energy Agency, which helps small island developing States by pooling knowledge and sharing best practices.
52 (a)
In consideration of the special case of small island developing States and their unique and particular vulnerabilities, we are committed to supporting their efforts:
To gain access to technical assistance and financing for early warning systems, disaster risk reduction and post-disaster response and recovery, risk assessment and data, land use and planning, observation equipment, disaster preparedness and recovery education programmes, including under the Global Framework for Climate Services, and disaster risk management;
UNEP: Technical assistance to SIDS on incorporating ecoDRR in the national disaster risk deduction framework.
We recognize that an integrated ecosystem approach to ocean-related activities is needed to optimize opportunities. It should be based on the best available science, give due regard to conservation efforts and precautionary approaches and ensure coherence and balance among the three dimensions of sustainable development.
SCBD: Achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Targets by 2015-2020

UNEP: Regional Seas Programme (by 2016)

SCBD facilitates partnerships and action by States in implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and relevant Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
106 (c)
In this regard, we reaffirm our commitment to support the efforts of small island developing States:
To implement, with the provision of appropriate financial resources, in line with existing international commitments within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change adaptation and mitigation projects;
109 (e)
To strengthen technical assistance programmes in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation and regional institutions in small island developing States;
We reaffirm the role that data and statistics play in development planning in small island developing States and the need for the United Nations system to collect statistics from those States, irrespective of size and in the least burdensome way, by, inter alia, allowing electronic submission and, where appropriate, submissions through competent regional agencies.
We request the Secretary-General to ensure that the Small Island Developing States Unit of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the Secretariat continues, pursuant to its support and advisory services mandate, its analysis and reporting on the situation of small island developing States, including in the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action, the Mauritius Strategy and the Samoa Pathway, and that the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, pursuant to its advocacy mandate, ensure the mainstreaming of the Samoa Pathway and issues related to small island developing States in the work of the United Nations system and enhance the coherence of the issues of those States in United Nations processes, including at the national, regional and global levels, and continue to mobilize international support and resources to support the implementation of the Samoa Pathway by small island developing States.
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A corporate programme of the GEF implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Internati...
Advancing Child Rights with Equity among OECS Member and Associate Member States
USAID for its support in juvenile justice CDB, CXC, UWI, USAID, FDCC, UNESCO, W...
Building Capacities for Increased Public Investment in Integrated Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
Caribbean: 7 East Caribbean Countries Indian Ocean: 3 Countries Pacific: Regiona...
Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICCHAP)
Solomon Islands Government, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Secretar...
Clean Air and Climate Coalition (CACC)
United Nations Environment Programme (sponsor) Country Partners: Australia Bang...
Climate Change platform
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Engaging Parliamentarians as Advocates with civil society to progress SRHR and ICPD in the Pacific SIDS
IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) EASEOR Cook Islands Parliamen...
Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) for the SIDS: GFCS-SIDS
International Organizations: World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nat...
Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)
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Global Partnership for Oceans
IOC; GEF; FAO; IUCN; the World Bank; UNEP Grid Arendal; UNEP Regional Seas Progr...
Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
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International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA)
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IWECO - Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States
Antigua & Barbuda; Cuba; Barbados; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Jamaica; Saint K...
Lighthouses Initiative
Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritius, Bahamas, Nauru, Barbados, Palau, Cabo Verde, Sam...
Micronesia Challenge
The Federated States of Micronesia The Republic of the Marshall Islands The Repu...
Organic Islands; Growing Our Future
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Partners: Governments Australia | Multilateral Fund | Canada | Multilateral ...
Pacific Adaptation for Climate Change (PACC) Project
PICs: Cook Islands Fiji FSM RMI Nauru Niue Palau PNG Samoa Solomon Islands Tonga...
Pacific Alliance for Sustainability
Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu,...
Pacific Biosphere Reserves Network: A tool for Exchange and Cooperation
UNDP, SPREP, IUCN, WWF, Jeju Korea, Pacific SIDS
Pacific Climate Change and Migration
- UN Agencies UNESCAP Pacific Office ILO Country Office for the Pacific UNDP P...
Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network (PDRMPN)
The PDRMPN is an open-ended partnership of development partner organisations, do...
Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIF)
United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Development Prog...
Pacific Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Network
SPC; Global Environment Facility (GEF); Pacific SIDS including Cook Islands, FSM...
Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management
Pacific SIDS: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Mars...
Pacific Mangroves Initiative
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, International Union f...
Pacific NCD Partnership for a Multi-sector Approach to Prevent and Control NCDs (Pacific NCD Partnership)
Pacific Island Forum Leaders, Pacific Ministers of Health, Pacific Islands Perma...
Pacific Partnership Initiative on Sustainable Water Management (PPISWM)
Governments Pacific island countries and territories Intergovernmental Organisat...
Pacific Risk Resilience Programme: a partnership approach to risk governance in the Pacific
UNDP DFAT Live and Learn Environmental Education MORDI Vanuatu Climate Adaptatio...
Pacific Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coalition
SPC/SOPAC, World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNIC...
Pacific Youth Development Framework Partnership (PYDF Partnership)
SPC (regional coordination), PYC, UNFPA, IPPF, PIFS, WHO, ILO,CYP, FAO, 350 Org,...
Angola, Cape Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tomé e Príncipe, Timor-Leste ...
PIGGAREP (Pacific Islands Greenhouse Gas Abatement through Renewable Energy)
UNDP; GEF, PIF, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Pacifi...
Regional Seas Programme
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Ridge to Reef
Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Papua N...
Samoa Parliamentary Strengthening Programme
Parliament of Samoa, Parliament of Tasmania (Australia), University of Tasmania,...
SIDS DOCK Support clean energy in small island developing states
AOSIS, UNDP (partners), Government of Denmark, World Bank (sponsors), Secretari...
Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All)
Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All), GEF, World Bank, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, IADB, a...
The Caribbean Risk Management Initiative
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Caribbean Community ...
The International Coral Reef Initiative
Member countries: Australia, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cub...
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) United Nations Development Programme...
UN Steering Committee on Tourism for Development (SCTD)
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the International Labor Or...
United Nations Pacific Interagency Task Force on Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control (UN PIATF)
Membership of the task force is open to UN system agencies, funds and programmes...
Women's Economic Empowerment Driving Sustainable Development in SIDS
Market Vendors Government and Local and Provincial Governments of Solomon Island...
Zero Hunger Challenge (ZHC)
International Labour Organization (ILO) Think Eat Save Save Food Farming First...
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