Small Island Developing States

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A map of the Small Island Developing States.

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are low-lying coastal countries. They share similar problems because of their size. Some of these problems are: small but growing populations, limited resources, and long distances from other countries.

The SIDS were first seen as a distinct group of developing countries at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in June 1992. The Barbados Programme of Action was made in 1994 to help the SIDS to develop.

List of SIDS[change | change source]

Currently, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs lists 44 small island developing states.[1] These are broken down into three geographic regions: the Caribbean; the Pacific; and Africa, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and South China Sea (AIMS). Each of these regions has a regional organisation for cooperation: the Caribbean Community, the Pacific Islands Forum and the Indian Ocean Commission.

  • Caribbean
  1.  Anguilla
  2.  Antigua and Barbuda
  3.  Aruba
  4.  Bahamas
  5.  Barbados
  6.  British Virgin Islands
  7.  Dominica
  8.  Grenada
  9.  Montserrat
  10.  Netherlands Antilles
  11.  Puerto Rico
  12.  Saint Kitts and Nevis
  13.  Saint Lucia
  14.  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  15.  Trinidad and Tobago
  16.  United States Virgin Islands
  • Pacific
  1.  American Samoa
  2.  Cook Islands
  3.  Fiji
  4.  French Polynesia
  5.  Guam
  6.  Kiribati
  7.  Marshall Islands
  8.  Micronesia
  9.  Nauru
  10.  New Caledonia
  11.  Niue
  12.  Northern Mariana Islands
  13.  Palau
  14.  Samoa
  15.  Solomon Islands
  16.  Tonga
  17.  Tuvalu
  18.  Vanuatu
  • Africa Indian Ocean Mediterranean South China Sea (AIMS)
  1.  Bahrain
  2.  Brunei Darussalam
  3.  Cabo Verde
  4.  Comoros
  5.  Maldives
  6.  Mauritius
  7.  Monaco
  8.  São Tomé and Príncipe
  9.  Seychelles
  10.  Singapore

References[change | change source]

  1. List of SIDS United Nations, Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

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