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The Samoa Pathway

Trinidad and Tobago is among a number of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) that face similar development challenges, such as geographic and economic isolation, limited resources, environmental fragility, high costs of transportation and energy, and vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters. Other SIDS members in the Caribbean include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.

The SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (S.A.M.O.A) Pathway is an international framework that was developed as the outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS Conference) held on 1-4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. The Conference, with the overarching theme “The sustainable development of Small Island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships”, played a significant role in identifying SIDS priorities that needed to be considered in the formulation of the 2030 Agenda.