Aruba - Caribbean SIDS

Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres (18 mi)[5] north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometres (20 mi) long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometres (6 mi) across at its widest point.[5] Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba forms a group referred to as the ABC islands.

Aruba is one of the four countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands, along with the Netherlands, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The citizens of these countries all share a single nationality: Dutch. Aruba has no administrative subdivisions, but, for census purposes, is divided into eight regions. Its capital is Oranjestad.

Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. This climate has helped tourism as visitors to the island can reliably expect warm, sunny weather. It has a land area of 179 km2 (69.1 sq mi) and is densely populated, with a total of 102,484 inhabitants at the 2010 Census. It lies outside Hurricane Alley.


Quick Facts

Population 102,484
Area 179 km2
Number Island 1
Languages Papiamento, Dutch, Spanish, English

SDGs Priority

Projects – Sustainable energy production from renewable sources.
Need – Expert advice, Partners, Research
Projects – A 5-star mentality needs to extend to the public through social-, economic- and tech innovation.
Need – Expert advice, Partners

SIDS’s focus and perspective on workshop themes (November 2016)

✔ 2nd Windfarm
✔ 100% Renewable by 2020
✔ Balance between hotels and environment

Relevant Links

Knowledge Base Entries for Aruba

COE Case Study on PPPs: Aruba's Green Corridor (2017)

 445 views November 14, 2016 admin 2

ETI - Energy Snapshot of Aruba (2015)

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UNDP - MAPS Planning Mission to Aruba (2017)

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UN - MAPS Missions to SIDS update (2017)

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UNDP-Rapid Integrated Assessment Aruba-2017

 280 views June 22, 2018 admin 2

Aruba - Innovation Summit (June 2018)

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The Aruba SDG Roadmap

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The Aruba SDG Baseline Measurement Report 2018

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TNO - Smart Community Aruba (IRENA-COE Conf 2018)

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