Today’s Historic Ceremony to Formally Establish the SIDS DOCK at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in Conference Room 4 (North Lawn Building) at 11 a.m will be Webcast Live on UN TV.
The island of Dominica sustained significant damage due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday, 28 August. A band of torrential rain caused by the system resulted in the deposit of 6 to 8 inches of rain in less than twelve hours and triggered massive flooding and several landslides.
UNITED NATIONS (UN) HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK CITY, 5 October 2015 On 30 September 2015, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative – SIDS DOCK – celebrated the entry into force of the SIDS DOCK Treaty, recognising the establishment of the historic intergovernmental organisation vested with the full powers of the United Nations (UN).read more
The island of Dominica sustained significant damage due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday, 28 August. A band of torrential rain caused by the system resulted in the deposit of 6 to 8 inches of rain in less than twelve hours and triggered massive flooding and several landslides.read more
The Energy Branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the SIDS Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative (SIDS DOCK), the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are organizing the side event “Energizing the SAMOA Pathway – Launch of the SE4ALL Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centres for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)”. The event will inform on the status of the SIDS DOCK process and the network of regional sustainable energy centres for SIDS the Pacific, Caribbean, Africa and Indian Ocean.read more
ECREEE launched the project “Regional potential assessment of novel bioenergy crops in fifteen ECOWAS countries” in 2012, in partnership with UNIDO, IIBN and QUINVITA, based on the need to make an overall assessment of a series of novel potential bioenergy crops that can or could be grown and processed in the ECOWAS member states.read more
United States President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit Jamaica in more than 33 years with a visit to Jamaica this week. Obama arrived on Wednesday for short meetings with US Embassy staff, although he made a late-night visit to the Bob Marley Museum that evening. On Thursday, Obama met with a group of CARICOM Prime Ministers for what was billed as a CARICOM-US Summit.read more
The Opening Ceremony
Watch the Spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Samoa 2104 Credit: United Nations
The Year of Small Island Developing States
What is SIDS Dock?
“It is an initiative among member countries of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) to provide the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with a collective institutional mechanism to assist them transform their national energy sectors into a catalyst for sustainable economic development and help generate financial resources to address adaptation to climate change.”