National Focal Points

A Diversity of COVID-19 Responses for SIDS in a Diverse Region

English

NEW YORK 4 August, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant health and economic risks to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) across the world. Island nations which already face challenges pertaining to their limited financial resources, dependence on trade, tourism, remittances, and high vulnerabilities to external shocks and climate change, bear a disproportionate impact.  

2020 SIDS National Focal Point Meeting - Pacific Region

INTRODUCTION

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.

English

Officials From Africa’s Least Developed Countries Stress Major Challenges But Also Bright Spots in Tackling COVID-19

English

NEW YORK 16 June 2020 – Tackling health crises is not a new experience for Africa’s least developed countries (LDCs), but the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting larger-scale socio-economic challenges few of these vulnerable countries are prepared for.

Statement at the Virtual Meeting of the National Focal Points of African LDCs on Response to COVID-19

English

Statement by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

11 June 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you ALL for joining this virtual meeting of the National Focal Points for Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA).

Closing Remarks at the Virtual Meeting of the National Focal Points of African LDCs on Response to COVID 19 and Way Forward

English

Closing Remarks by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

11 June 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you all for an engaging dialogue!

There is no doubt left that the COVID-19 pandemic puts on hold the economic and social progress of African LDCs.

Opening Remarks at the Virtual Meeting of the National Focal Points of African LDCs on Response to COVID 19 and Way Forward

English

Opening Remarks by Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States

11 June 2020 
New York, USA

Excellencies, 
Colleagues, 
Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you ALL for joining this virtual meeting of the National Focal Points for Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA).