United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
Ms. Verona A. Collantes
Inter-Governmental Specialist
Intergovernmental Support Division
New York
+1 646-781-4417
Verona.Collantes@unwomen.org
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27 (c)
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:
Fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, building capacity and increasing the competitiveness and social entrepreneurship of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and State-owned enterprises in small island developing States, as well as encouraging inclusive and sustainable industrial development with the participation of all people, including the poor, women, youth and persons with disabilities;
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
27 (g)
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:
Promoting and enhancing the use of information and communications technologies for, inter alia, education, the creation of employment, in particular youth employment, and economic sustainability purposes in small island developing States;
UN Women: The Knowledge gateway on Women’s Economic Empowerment is a large partnership initiative led by UN Women and will be launched in the Pacific towards the end of 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)
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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 (c)
We call for support for the efforts of small island developing States:
To raise awareness and communicate climate change risks, including through public dialogue with local communities, to increase human and environmental resilience to the longer-term impacts of climate change;
75 (b)
In this regard, we reaffirm our commitment to support the efforts of small island developing States:
To develop specific national programmes and policies geared towards the strengthening of health systems for the achievement of universal coverage of health services and the distribution of medical and drug supplies, with the assistance of the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Population Fund, key development partners and other stakeholders, at the invitation of small island developing States;
77 (a)
In this regard, we support the efforts of small island developing States:

To eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls;

77 (d)
To end all forms of violence against women and girls;
UN Women: through joint programming on Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) with UNFPA and other partners in the Pacific
77 (g)
To ensure the promotion and protection of the human rights of all women and their sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences;
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We support the development of action plans in small island developing States to eliminate violence against women and girls, who are often targets of gender-based violence and are disproportionately affected by crime, violence and conflict, and to ensure they are centrally involved in all relevant processes.
UN Women: joints initiatives and joint programming with UNFPA and other partners in the Pacific
88 (a)
We are committed, in this regard, to strongly supporting the efforts of small island developing States:
To provide high-quality education and training for youth and girls with a
focus on the most vulnerable, in particular persons with disabilities, including in creative, cultural and environment-related fields, so that all people have the necessary skills and can take advantage of employment opportunities to lead productive lives;
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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...
Pacific Partnerships to Strengthen Gender, Climate Change Responses and Sustainable Development (PPGCCSD)
Co-convenors: Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, Pacific Youth Council, Sec...
Samoa Parliamentary Strengthening Programme
Parliament of Samoa, Parliament of Tasmania (Australia), University of Tasmania,...
UNAIDS
UNHCR UNICEF WFP UNDP UNFPA UNODC UN Women ILO UNESCO WHO The World Bank
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...
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