Monday, May 5, 2014

DESA News: Renewing Focus on Sustainable Islands

"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