As you may already know the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (#SIDS2014) will be held from 1st to 4th September 2014 in Apia, Samoa under the theme "The sustainable development of small island developing states through genuine and durable partnerships". The Conference will focus the world’s attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.
In this context, the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) has put together six priorities for action for the SIDS 2014 Conference to consider the voice of young people and also the needed action to address climate change and small states resilience. These key messages and proposed priorities for action address most of the sub-themes of the SIDS Conference in addition to other priorities for youth development and empowerment.
Read our input and contribution to the #SIDS2014 attached and also at the following link : http://www.mediafire.com/view/8yy65ru6j7r7z7a/Key_Message_&_Priorities_of_the_CYCN_for_the_Third_SIDS_Conference_August_2014.pdf