The three geographical regions in which SIDS are located are: the Caribbean, the Pacific, and the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and South China Sea (AIS).
38 UN Member States
20 Non-Members/ Associate Members
- Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA, 1994)
- Prescribed specific actions that would enable SIDS to achieve sustainable development.
- Mauritius Strategy (2005)
Stressed further implementation of BPoA.
The SAMOA Pathway aims to support SIDS development in five priority areas: promote sustainable development, mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity, improve human health and foster partnership
The intergovernmental organisation of SIDS
The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is an intergovernmental organization that was established in 1990 during the Second World Climate Conference in Geneva. AOSIS plays an integral role in carrying out advocacy for small island states and influencing international environmental policy