International Year of Small Island Developing States (2014)

The goal of the International Year of Small Island Developing States was to increase awareness of the environmental issues small island states are now dealing with.

The UN Herald claims that environmental factors are endangering the Pacific region, which is why the island nations in the region require help and aid. On the basis of the environmental impact, nations including Australia, France, and the United States sought to encourage the prevention of forced migration. The year's events and activities are aimed at safeguarding small island states and preventing forced exodus from them.

Due to their small and relative isolation, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) arey economically, environmentally, and socially vulnerable to shocks over which they have little to no control. SIDS are both physiologically and culturally distinct. They are significantly at a disadvantage relative to larger nations as a result, necessitating special support for sustainable development. Numerous SIDS nations are participants in UNEP Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans. These countries are grouped into three regions: the Caribbean, the Pacific, and the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea Region.


Journalists, neighbourhood groups, governmental organisations, and companies that support small island developing governments took part in a variety of initiatives and campaigns to increase public awareness of endangered islands. News items and political messages were disseminated by:
  • Newspapers.
  • Magazines.
  • Blogs.
  • the internet.
  • broadcast media, which includes radio and TV.
  • Some youth organisations and educational institutions coordinated neighbourhood and online initiatives to assist spread awareness of the problems that small island republics face.

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