The Small Island Developing States (S,I.D.S.) Symposium, organized by the Government of Bahamas with support of the United Nations, focusing on the specific development challenges faced by S.I.D.S., will kick off on 21 February 2017 in Nassau, the Bahamas.
The three-day Symposium will take stock of how S.I.D.S. can fast track towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the SAMOA Pathway – a global commitment which highlights the unique development needs of S.I.D.S. due to their particular vulnerabilities, including to the impact of climate change.
At the Symposium, participants, including high-level government and UN officials, will also discuss partnerships for development, the role of public institutions as well as the need to mobilize information and communication technology, and strengthen monitoring and statistical capacities.
Main Speakers at the Symposium:
• Perry G Christie, Prime Minister, the Bahamas
• Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, UN