The Secretary-General met today in Apia, Samoa, with H.E. Mr. Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados. They discussed the way forward since the Barbados Programme of Action and the priorities of the ongoing Small Island Developing States Conference.
The Secretary-General appreciated Barbados’ leadership in all issues related to SIDS and exchanged views with Prime Minister Stuart on the impact of climate change on SIDS, including the Green Climate Fund and the implementation of the S.A.M.O.A Pathway. They also discussed the upcoming Climate Summit to be held in New York on 23 September.