Welcome to the Centre of Excellence for the Sustainable Development of SIDS

[a UNDP initiative based in Aruba. Follow us on Twitter @COE4SIDS]



… at the intersection of SDGs and SIDS.



…and their pursuit of the SDGs.



… in the context of SIDS.

Latest SIDS News

Source: Google News, IISD

Featured Publication

FAO – Global Action Programme on Food Security and Nutrition in SIDS – Supporting the implementation of Samoa Pathway 2017

The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) share unique and particular vulnerabilities, resulting in a complex set of food security and nutrition challenges. The complexity and magnitude of these challenges are daunting and far too great for any one agency, organization or country to solve on their own. Closer international cooperation and a more integrated approach are needed so that all stakeholders can play their part in supporting SIDS in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Featured Case Study

COE Case Study on Sustainable Tourism

2017 is the “UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development”, one of the key topics covered by the COE. The COE will be focusing on sharing  practices specifically for SIDS throughout the year. This case study describes how Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, an award-winning resort in Aruba, is leading the way by adopting a sustainable approach to tourism. More information on IYST: www.tourism4development2017.org

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The Aruba Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has contributed to several recent events, such as:

Build Back Better SXM – Hackathon for Resilience

UNGA Side-event SDG Implementation on SIDS

The Climate-Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum

The Caribbean Sustainable Development Forum

The 15th EU–OCTA Forum

The United Nations Bahamas Symposium on SDG implementation

The United Nations Ocean Conference 

Want to learn about our insights? Receive conference materials?
Please email us at info@sustainablesids.org