UNESCO's SIDS Programme

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Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face unique sustainable development challenges, but their histories are characterised by innovative approaches, societal mobilization and adaptation rooted in tradition and continuity.SIDS have made significant advancements towards sustainable island living, but they must continue to adapt and innovate to meet current and emerging challenges. In 2016, UNESCO’s Executive Board approved the UNESCO SIDS Action Plan. As one of UNESCO’s main SIDS Offices, UNESCO Apia bases its work on this Action Plan to connect Pacific Island Countries to UNESCO’s programmes and activities.

UNESCO’s actions for SIDS are all grounded in the UN SIDS process, including the Barbados Programme of Action, the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation and, most recently, the SAMOA Pathway and the SDGs, as well as UNESCO’s programme and medium term strategy.

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