Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

© Anne Meldau

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are confronted with many challenges in making progress towards sustainable living and sustainable development. Addressing this challenge calls for meaningful collaboration between societal and organizational sectors between regions and between islands of different affiliations and between generations.





The UNESCO Apia Office is actively engaging in the preparations for the Third UN Conference on SIDS, which will take place in Apia, Samoa from 1 to 4 September 2014.


To find out more about UNESCO's work on SIDS within and outside the Pacific, visit the SIDS Platform's website.

For an overview of UNESCO's work on and with SIDS in the past and today, please consult Islands of the Future - Building Resilience in a Changing World, a publication compiled in the lead-up to the Third UN Conference on SIDS.

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