Small Island Developing States – UNESCO’s Action Plan

The UNESCO SIDS Action Plan, adopted in 2016, embraces the “Samoa Pathway” and integrates its priorities across all the Organization's programmes.This Action Plan embodies and guides UNESCO in its efforts to: 

  • building capacities through education and training; 
  • promoting scientific research and conservation of the environment, in particular the oceans and safeguarding cultural heritage; 
  • upholding the cultural diversity of SIDS as a motor for innovation and sustainable development; 
  • improving information management and knowledge sharing and ensuring the fullest participation of youth and social inclusion; 

This Plan also encompasses UNESCO’s response to combatting climate change through the strengthening of capacities in SIDS to deal with emergencies triggered by natural disasters.

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