For heavily indebted small islands, resilience-building is the best antidote
Small island nations are taking on water in the form of a vicious debt trap damaging their productivity and ability to recover from disasters and other structural constraints. UNCTAD warns the situation is unsustainable and requires urgent global attention.
Mauritius unveils plan to expand its industrial output
The island nation seeks to overcome the challenges on its development path to sustain the spectacular economic growth it has achieved in recent years.
New agreement signals more trade benefits for Pacific nations
Planned joint initiatives will improve the ability of countries in the Pacific to better tackle challenges such as climate change and pandemics such as COVID-19.
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure: A Compilation of Policies and Practices
Events and meetings
UNFCCC COP 25 Side Event: Climate resilient transport infrastructure for sustainable trade, tourism and development in SIDS
Achieving structural economic progress toward and beyond graduation from LDC status in the Pacific
Consultation on Challenges and Opportunities on Oceans Economy, Trade and Sustainable Fisheries for Pacific SIDS
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Documents and publications
Multiple disasters and debt sustainability in Small Island Developing States
UNCTAD/SER.RP/2020/14 - 21 Dec 2020
External project evaluation of UNCTAD's Development Account Project 1415 O Climate change impacts on coastal transport infrastructure in the Caribbean: enhancing the adaptive capacity of Small Island Developing States [English]
UNCTAD/OSG/INF/2018/3 - 01 Sep 2018
Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Transportation Infrastructure in the Caribbean: Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity of Small Island Developing States - JAMAICA: A case study [English]
UNCTAD/DTL/TLB/2018/2 - 01 Jan 2018