SIDS Conference: Stronger together – Pacific NCD Partnership for a Multi-sector Approach to Prevent and Control NCDs

Wednesday 3 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Apia –

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on small island developing states (SIDS) is well documented. Sadly it does not look like it will get better anytime soon. Thousands of people prematurely lose their lives to NCDs each year and thousands more lives are affected adversely, either directly or indirectly.

SIDS Conference: New approaches needed to meet statistical demands post 2015

SIDS-StatsThe importance of strong statistical systems in enabling countries to manage and monitor development was highlighted during the Forum on Advancing Statistical Development in SIDS in the Post-2015 Era at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia.

SIDS Conference: SPC and partners emphasise importance of coastal fisheries

harvest-of-tilapia-NauruA side event at the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa focused on the role of aquaculture and small-scale fisheries in SIDS. The event, titled ‘Inclusive value chains for livelihoods, trade and food security: the case of small-scale fisheries and the aquaculture industry in small island developing states’, was co-sponsored by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and took place on Monday 1 September 2014.

SIDS Conference: EU-SPC-Pacific Islands Partnership on Sustainable Energy highlighted at Forum

Unloading-North-REP-project--cargoesSustainable Energy is one of the six multi-stakeholder Partnership Dialogues being held during this week’s Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa. Central to the Sustainable Energy debate is use of renewable energy technologies to reduce SIDS reliance on fossil fuels, with their high cost and damaging environmental impacts.


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