Trends in sustainable development: Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Despite advances toward sustainable development, small island developing States (SIDS) continue to face many challenges, according to ‘Trends in Sustainable Development: SIDS,' a publication issued by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) as an input to the Third International Conference on SIDS. The report assesses SIDS' progress in key sustainable development areas: climate change; demographics; energy; finance and trade; health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs); natural disaster management; oceans and seas; social development, including education, food security, gender equality and access to water and sanitation; tourism; and waste management. The publication aims to raises awareness of the special case of SIDS, and highlight how their sustainable development is linked with global sustainable development. It encourages action at all levels to address SIDS' vulnerabilities and enhance their resilience.