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Fiji joins small island States

By TIMOCI VULA
Saturday, August 30, 2014

Update: 6:27PM A FIJI Government delegation is in Apia, Samoa for the Third international conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) themed is Sustainable development of SIDS through genuine and durable partnerships, a Government statement said.

The conference in Samoa is a once-in-a-decade opportunity where the international community focuses its attention on issues that confront small island developing States.

The conference is aimed at addressing the six thematic areas identified for partnerships, including sustainable economic development; climate change and disaster risk management; social development, health & NCDs, youth & women; sustainable energy; oceans, seas and bio-diversity; and water and sanitation, food security and waste management.

Read The Fiji Times for reports from the meeting with our Reporter Dawn Gibson.

 


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