• Sugar remains relevant in modern-day Mauritius and is now playing a central role in the fight against climate change. In 2021, Mauritius committed to producing 60 percent of its energy needs from green sources by 2030. In this episode of Together Far Apart, business reporter Kamlesh Bhuckory explores how bagasse, a byproduct of sugar cane, represents a game changer in Mauritius' quest for new sources of clean energy.

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Serving 91 Vulnerable Member States of the United Nations

The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) supports groups of vulnerable countries in the United Nations System.


The 46 Least Developed Countries, 32 Landlocked Developing Countries and 38 Small Island Developing States have their own special challenges.

Small Island Developing States Global Business Network Forum 2022 – Palau

The SIDS Global Business Network by UN-OHRLLS harnesses the innovation of the private sector for sustainable development in SIDS. Registration is open for the 2022 SIDS Global Business Network Forum which will take place in person on 12 April on the margins of the Our Ocean Conference being hosted by Palau.

Least Developed

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) represent the poorest and most vulnerable segment of the international community.

Together Far Apart

LDC Future Forum

Small Island
Developing States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are remote from world markets and suffer from climate change and fragile natural environments.