Related links and databases

Small Island Developing States
FAO site for SIDS concerning issues of importance to food and agriculture.

Small Island Developing States Network
The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is a coalition of 42 small island states, from all regions of the world, which share common objectives on environmental and sustainable development matters.

UNEP islands Web site
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Web site offers access to information on SIDS, including information from within the UN system.

United Nations Sustainable Development - Small Islands
The Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD) was created to ensure follow-up of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Through the adoption of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, the Commission set forth specific policies, actions and measures to be taken at the national, regional and international levels in support of the sustainable development of SIDS.

The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) works for the economic integration of the member countries through the common market; coordination of the foreign policies of member states; and functional cooperation, especially in areas of social and human endeavour.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community provides technical advice, assistance and training, and applied research to its island member countries and territories throughout the Pacific region.

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat
The mission of this organization is to work in support of Forum Member governments to enhance the economic and social well-being of the people of the South Pacific by fostering cooperation between governments and between international agencies, and by representing the interests of Forum members in ways agreed by the Forum.

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme is a regional organization established by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region to look after its environment. SPREP's members total 26, consisting of all 22 Pacific island countries and territories, and four developed countries with direct interests in the region: Australia, France, New Zealand and the United States of America.

South Pacific Regional Initiative on Forest Genetic Resources is a 3-year pilot project involving Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Samoa and Solomons Islands and funded by the Australian Agency for International Development.

By promoting the integration of environmental considerations into development, planning and decision making, the Caribbean Environment Programme serves as a mechanism for regional cooperation in the protection of the marine environment.

The Indian Ocean Commission is formed of four ACP countries and one extra-european region. Created in January 1984 by the Victoria General Agreement of Cooperation, the IOC originally consisted of Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles. Since January 1986 its members also include the Comoros and France, acting for its overseas department in the region.


FORIS, the Forestry Department's corporate information system, contains various types of information, including country-by-country information on forest and forestry issues for all countries worldwide.

Gateway to land and water information
An access point to global, regional and national reports compiled by FAO and the participating institutions worldwide, with detailed information such as land, water and plant resources and maps, on a country/region basis.

AQUASTAT is FAO's global information system of water and agriculture developed with the objective of providing users with comprehensive information on the state of agricultural water management across the world, with emphasis on developing countries and countries in transition.

Other FAO databases
last updated:  Tuesday, November 8, 2005