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AOSIS Chair to Speak at World Ocean Summit

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Ambassador Lois Young, Belize’s permanent representative at the United Nations and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS), will be a speaker at this year’s staging of the World Ocean Summit. “The new ocean agenda” themed event will be held March 9 to 10 at Hotel Okura Tokyo in Japan. The Summit […]

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Enter UNDP’s Ocean Innovation Challenge

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently launched the Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) to accelerate progress on SDG 14: Life Below Water. The OIC is seeking innovations that are transferable, replicable and scalable. Grants range from $50,000 to $250,000. The first of several planned OICs focuses on SDG 14.1:Reduce Marine Pollution See UNDP Press Release. […]

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COP 25 – AOSIS Closing Statement

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Madrid, Spain; Sunday, December 12, 2015 Madam President, I have the honour of speaking on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island States. We are especially appreciative of the COP President’s extraordinary work in convening and executing COP 25, in partnership with the Kingdom of Spain, our host country. AOSIS is also thankful for the leadership […]

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Summary: AOSIS Ministerial Briefing

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Carlos Fuller, the Alliance’s lead negotiator, chaired an unprecedented AOSIS Ministerial Press Conference this afternoon at COP 25. Mr. Fuller said, AOSIS “hastily convened this press conference because COP 25 is demonstrating very little ambition. COP 25 is a defining moment for us. It must trigger a decade of ambition. We are appalled at the […]

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COP 25 Week One Lacked Ambition!

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Madrid, Spain; December 08, 2019 – COP 25 risks undermining its headline claim of ambition.  A few very influential parties have stymied efforts in week one to respond to the climate emergency through procedural blockages, quibbles over text and threats of breaking consensus simply to preserve regressive positions. AOSIS is concerned that if this persists […]

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AOSIS and Island Youth Unite at COP25

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AOSIS & Youth Leaders Unite at COP25 in a Common Fight for Survival Let’s make the 2020s “Our Decade of Ambition Campaign” Card Video of the AOSIS Island Youth Press Conference here. Madrid, Spain; December 06, 2019 – The Alliance of Small Island States and youth climate strike leaders from across the Caribbean and Pacific […]

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SAMOA Pathway Outreach Luncheon (Remarks)

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Heads of State and Government, Ministers and representatives of Member States gathered at a high-level meeting at the United Nations Headquarters on 27 September 2019 to undertake a five‑year review of the landmark Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action Pathway (SAMOA Pathway). The leaders assessed the progress made in addressing the vulnerabilities of […]

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GCF Replenishment: A marker of commitment to SIDS

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GCF Replenishment: A marker of global commitment to SIDS Comprehensive climate action depends on substantial monetary resources. For developing states, which are least responsible but most vulnerable to current and projected climate impacts, the Green Climate Fund  (GCF) is critical for us to meet our obligations under the Paris Agreement. The multilateral climate fund is […]