December 12, 2015

Closing Statement Paris Agreement

Mr. President, I have the honour of delivering this statement on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States, a coalition of 44 coastal and low-lying […]
December 12, 2015

Big Story on Little Islands: ‘Tiny islands drive huge ambition’

From Washington Post LE BOURGET, France — The Paris climate-change conference was supposed to be about the needs of big countries and what they are willing […]
December 11, 2015

25 Years of Leadership at the United Nations

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Alliance of Small Island States, the group’s chair produced a booklet with words and photos that trace the […]
December 11, 2015

Words of Wisdom: Robert Van Lierop, first AOSIS Chair, on UNFCCC and History

This article first appeared on Reuters Trust.org By Robert F. Van Lierop This week, the eyes of the world are on one of the most important […]
December 7, 2015

Press Release: AOSIS Ministers Lay Out Priorities Ahead of Week Two

Paris—After meeting ahead of the second week of United Nations climate change negotiations, the Ministers and heads of delegation here representing the Alliance of Small Island States […]
December 3, 2015

Maldives talks climate resilience

Last night, at COP 21 in Paris, the Maldives held a side event focusing on the country’s island resiliency programme. Resiliency has become a larger issue at the […]
December 3, 2015

Maldives talks climate resilience

Last night, at COP 21 in Paris, the Maldives held a side event focusing on the country’s island resiliency programme. Resiliency has become a larger issue at the […]
December 3, 2015

Press Conference: TUVALU Perspectives on Climate Talks

‘TUVALU Perspectives on the Climate Talks in Paris’ Tuvalu is one of the most vulnerable islands to the impact of Climate Change. On the frontlines, Tuvalu […]
December 2, 2015

Obama: “I’m an island boy”

In a nod to the particular vulnerabilities faced by Small Island States, US President Barack Obama declared, “I am an island boy,” referring to his childhood […]