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United Nations SIDS Partnerships Awards

Recognising and rewarding the efforts of the best and most noteworthy, genuine and durable partnerships in the implementation of the sustainable development priorities of SIDS

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Background

Launched on March 14th 2022 by the Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee for SIDS Partnerships, Portugal and Samoa. The United Nations Small Island Developing States Partnerships Awards is an initiative, proposed by Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Malta during their two-year tenure (2020-2021) as the Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee, to recognises the efforts of the most genuine and durable partnerships for the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in line with of the SIDS Accelerated Modality of Action (SAMOA) Pathway.

Established by the General Assembly through resolution 76/203, the United Nations SIDS Partnerships Award is created in line with the objectives of the SAMOA Pathway, which also provided the guidance for the establishment of the SIDS Partnership Framework, designed to monitor progress of existing, and stimulate the launch of new, genuine and durable partnerships for the sustainable development of SIDS. The SAMOA Pathway is the internationally agreed outcome document of the Third International Conference on SIDS held in September 2014, Apia, Samoa which also saw the announcement of 300 multi-stakeholder partnerships devoted to the sustainable development of SIDS.

Subsequent to the Third International Conference for SIDS, The General Assembly, in creating the Steering Committee for SIDS Partnerships, encouraged new, genuine and durable partnerships for the sustainable development of small island developing States and mandated the Committee ‘to support the follow up of existing and promote and advocate the launching of new small island developing States partnerships. The United Nations SIDS Partnerships Award is created in line with this mandate and objectives of the Steering Committee for SIDS Partnerships.

Announcements

The 2022 United Nations SIDS Partnerships Awards is now closed for nominations. The Award Laureates during the 2022 Global Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue for SIDS Partnerships on July 11th.