2020 SIDS National Focal Point Meeting - Pacific Region
The SIDS National Focal Points Network (NFP), established and inaugurated in 2018, facilitates the strengthening of coherence and coordination at the national, regional and global levels on SIDS-related issues and fosters peer-learning and exchange of best practices on the implementation and follow up of the SAMOA Pathway, the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other global frameworks.
As the COVID-19 response will continue to constrain the fiscal space of SIDS and exacerbate their vulnerabilities to natural disasters brought about by climate change, international support is critical. This also requires a concerted effort to promote coherence and coordination at the national, regional and global levels of the COVID-19 response, in line with the objectives of the SIDS national focal point network.
- To share experiences and best practices on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic at the national, regional and global levels; and;
- To continue to share experiences and best practices on mainstreaming the SAMOA Pathway and SDGs into national development processes as well their implementation and follow up, in the context of COVID-19, in line with the principle to “build back better.”
The event was organized by UN-OHRLLS
- Ms. Fekita ‘Utoikamanu (Opening Remarks)
- Papua New Guinea
- Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Pacific Sustainable Development Steering Committee
- Ms. Fekita ‘Utoikamanu (Closing Remarks)
Photo: Students make the most of new high-speed broadband in Tonga. Tom Perry / World Bank