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Friday, 27 April 2012

Our video guest: Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN Under Secretary General

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) were recognized as a distinct group of developing countries facing specific social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, in 1992. But why are they more vulnerable to external shocks than other developing countries? Do partnership mechanisms help improve the effectiveness of their national policies?  Cheick Sidi Diarra, UN Under Secretary General and High Representative for the LDCs, Land Locked Developing Countries and SIDS, answers these and other questions.   Speaking of the International Community, he states that SIDS "need measures to be taken by development partners"