The SAMOA Pathway

The Caribbean region is home to a number of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) that face similar development challenges, such as geographic and economic isolation, limited resources, environmental fragility, high costs of transportation and energy, and vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters. English and Dutch speaking Caribbean SIDS members include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. 

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The SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (S.A.M.O.A) Pathway is an international framework that was developed as the outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS Conference) held on 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. The Conference, with the overarching theme "The sustainable development of Small Island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships", played a significant role in identifying SIDS priorities that needed to be considered in the formulation of the 2030 Agenda.  

On 1-4 September 2014, the global community gathered in Apia, Samoa, for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Read the Draft Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States here