“From small islands come big ideas. As were seeing here, from small islands come leaders of example,” said Seychelles Ambassador Ronald Jumeau, referring to H.E. Senator Tony de Brum, Minister in Assistance to the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Held alongside the UN General Assembly in 2013, this focused side event brought together the Governments of Seychelles, the Marshall Islands, and Germany, along with representatives of UNDP and UN Care International, to share experiences of the role that nature plays in helping to achieve social and economic development objectives.
Event Spotlight :: The Honorable Ronald Jumeau Visits Hawai’i
“Hawai‘i will join the Global Island Partnership to share Hawai‘i’s successes and learn from other islands,” said Governor Neil Abercrombie during Ambassador Ronald Jumeau’s visit to Hawai’i in September 2013. In accepting Ambassador Jumeau’s invitation to join the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA), Governor Abercrombie agreed to “step up and step forward as an island leader” with an international commitment to sustainability at a GLISPA high-level event in 2014.
GLISPA joins Global Partnership for Oceans; News from Caribbean Political and Business Leaders Summit launches “20 by 20 goal”; Seychelles hosts Third meeting of the Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge; News from the AIMS Preparatory Meeting for UNSIDS 2014; Updates on GLISPA Executive and much more…
This report provides a synopsis of the progress made by the Partnership during 2012. Thank you to all the governments, NGO’s, Agencies, Academic institutions, GLISPA Fellows and other participants for working together to making 2012 a year of action for island conservation and sustainable livelihoods.
GLISPA Highlight: SIDS Expert Group Meeting in New York City
“We need partnerships for SIDS to achieve our sustainable development goals,” stated Ambassador Feturi of Samoa during the SIDS Expert Group Meeting at UN Headquarters in New York City on 23 to 24 April 2013. This meeting was held as part of the preparatory process towards UNSIDS 2014.
“Through GLISPA we have shared concrete innovative ways we can address our common problems in a constructive and proud way.” Ambassador Takesy of Federated States of Micronesia stated during the Steering Committee meeting. The meeting consisted of three different meetings – a small Executive Committee focused on governance, a broader Steering Committee meeting focused on strategy and a high level briefing. Ambassador Ronny Jumeau was elected chair of the GLISPA Steering Committee.
Event Spotlight :: Islands deliver two successful events and support a revised programme of work on island biodiversity at CBD COP-11
CBD COP-11 was a significant meeting for islands. After two years of review the revision of the
special work programme for islands within the Convention on Biodiversity was adopted
at COP-11 in Hyderabad. Island Innovations was co-hosted by Seychelles and India to celebrate the progress made by island Parties and Parties with islands as well as catalyze new commitments to island biodiversity conservation and livelihoods. This event report summarizes the decisions, commitments and outcomes.
Islands are taking action! Learn how islands are showing the way to effectively conserve biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods. Further action is need that builds on what works. Commit to take action now!
Upcoming Island Innovations @ CBD COP11 and updates on the in-depth review of the programme of work on island biodiversity. 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress. New Rio+20 Leaders Valuing Nature video released and much more…
Event Spotlight :: Good News Out of Rio+20 as Six Heads of State Commit to Invest in Nature
“We are all united in our determination to see us do better to preserve and to nurture the world’s oceans. This really is a historic opportunity to come together to renew our commitment to the marine environment of our world,” stated Prime Minister Gillard of Australia.
Event Spotlight:: Rio+20 Securing the Island Future We Want
“Islands need action now!” was the message passionately stated by The Hon. Ronny Jumeau, roving Ambassador for Climate Change and SIDS issues (Seychelles) during the opening of the agenda item on the in-depth review of the programme of work on island biodiversity.
The GLISPA Biannual Report provides a concise synopsis of the progress made by the Partnership from 2010 to 2011. Thank you to all the governments, development partners and individuals to their commitment to action over these years.
The GLISPA Steering Committee held its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on the 31 January to 1 February 2012. The meeting was co-chaired by Ambassador Jumeau (Seychelles) and Dr. Spencer Thomas (Grenada),.
Event Spotlight :: Building Momentum across the Caribbean
“Hawai`i has the potential to be a pioneer and advocate for green growth,” said U.S. Ambassador Kurt Tong, Senior Official to APEC, at the APEC 2011 and Green Growth Hawai’i Briefing in Honolulu on August 9, 2011.
Held during the UN Commission on Sustainable Development Partnerships Fair, the Small Island Development States Network Side Event presented the soft launch of SIDSnet, a knowledge management platform to facilitate partnerships and motivate action in SIDS.
The Report of the GLISPA Steering Committee Meeting held from 22 to 23 February 2011 in Washington DC is now available. This report provides a summary of the outcomes attained as well as meeting highlights.
GLISPA News :: President James A. Michel of the Seychelles speaks at the 63rd Session of the United Nations