- Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP's Deputy Executive Director Visits Cuba for the first time to meet Authorities in Wake of Third International Conference on SIDS
- Federal Government of Nigeria Convenes Meeting on Implementation of Recommendations of 2011 UNEP Assessment
- The Conference reaffirmed the need to consider the special circumstances faced by small island developing states in achieving sustainable development.
- With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
- More than 1,000 risk and disaster experts, practitioners and government officials from over 100 countries convene in Davos this week to tackle the growing challenge of disaster risk.