September 21, 2016

Press Release: Small Islands Call on All Countries to Ratify Paris Agreement as Entry Into Force Threshold Nears

UNITED NATIONS—Even as world leaders contemplate a proliferation of global challenges they face at the 71st United Nations General Assembly, the international community stands on the […]
September 3, 2016

RELEASE: Small Islands React to US and China Ratifying Paris Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2016 In response to the world’s two biggest emitters ratifying the Paris Agreement, the Chair of AOSIS, released the following statement: […]
August 11, 2016

Media Advisory: Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C

**Media Advisory** Scoping Meeting for the IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C UNITED NATIONS–Understanding the consequences of warming above 1.5 […]
May 16, 2016

Small islands call on countries to accelerate climate action

“The solutions to climate change are more cost effective than ever and success stories for effective action abound. The only question is whether we join together […]
April 22, 2016

AOSIS Members Join Secretary General in Early Ratification Event

UNITED NATIONS—On the sidelines of the Paris Climate Change Agreement ceremony here today, where a record 167 countries will sign the historic document, United Nations Secretary […]
April 21, 2016

Small Islands Lead World in Climate Treaty Ratification

UNITED NATIONS—Leaders from the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), a coalition of 44 island and coastal nations that are highly vulnerable to climate change, are […]
April 4, 2016

Press release: Maldives Among First to Ratify Paris Climate Agreement

4 April, 2016–Today, the parliament of the Republic of the Maldives, one of the first country’s to raise the alarm on the danger of climate change […]
February 24, 2016

Meeting tomorrow: New committee ushers in sustainable development progress

WHAT: Inaugural Meeting of the Steering Committee on Partnership for SIDS meeting. In 2014, the signing of the SAMOA Pathway agreement marked a new era for […]
February 24, 2016

Fiji Assessing Needs in Wake of Worst-Ever Cyclone

New York, 1830hrs, 23 February 2016 –The extent of destruction from Tropical Cyclone Winston, the Southern Hemisphere’s strongest tropical storm on record, are being assessed as […]