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Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are small island and low-lying countries with varied geography, climate, culture and stage of economic development and with common challenges to achieve sustainable development.

FAO supports SIDS through policy advice, analysis and technical assistnce in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and natural resources management in its efforts to support resilient livelihoods and enhance food security.

Third International Conference on SIDS

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held in September 2014 in Samoa, under the theme “Sustainable development of SIDS through genuine and durable partnerships”. Within this, 6 multi priority areas will be prioritized: climate change and disaster risk management; oceans, seas and biodiversity; water and sanitation, food security and waste management; sustainable economic development; sustainable energy and social development in SIDS, health and NCDs, youth and women.