Small Island Developing States In Numbers 2020 - Oceans Edition

SIDS are heavily dependent on oceans, coasts and marine resources for their livelihood and economic growth. SIDS have the potential to utilise the coastal and marine resources under their control to ensure food security through sustainable fisheries, aid in poverty eradication by creating sustainable jobs and livelihoods, and through effective conservation measures to mitigate the impacts of climate change on their societies, all of which support the achievement of the SDGs.

SIDS in Numbers: Oceans Edition 2020 provides, at a glance, a snapshot of select key SIDS indicators under the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental, to highlight the impact oceans have on SIDS.