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DESA News: Renewing Focus on Sustainable Islands

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Published on Apr 30, 2014

"Many of the challenges facing Small Island Developing States are shared by the international community, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, oceans and seas, disasters [...]," said UN DESA's Under-Secretary-General and Conference Secretary-General Wu Hongbo, as preparations accelerate ahead of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa on 1-4 September. DESA News also spoke with some of the conference bureau members who shared their hopes for this major event.

In the video [in order of appearance]:

- Ali'ioaiga Feturi Alisaia, Permanent Representative of Samoa to the United Nations
- Milan J N Meetarghan, Permanent Representative of Mauritius
- Ronald Jumeau, the Roving Ambassador of Seychelles for Climate Change and Small Island Developing States
- Karen Tan, Permanent Representative of Singapore
- Phillip Taula, Deputy Permanent Representative of New Zealand

Read the DESA News feature article: http://bit.ly/1hTrCki

For information on the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States: http://www.sids2014.org/

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