UNIDO's Small Island Developing States Strategy (2019–2025)
UNIDO’s commitment to the SAMOA Pathway, the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, the Paris Agreement, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the recommendations provided in the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) report on the review of the UN system’s support for SIDS, UNIDO has formulated the SIDS strategy 2019-2025 to streamline and strengthen its interventions to accelerate Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) in SIDS.
The Strategy, which was adopted at UNIDO’s General Conference in 2019 in Abu Dhabi, focuses on addressing SIDS’ vulnerabilities as compiled by UN DESA –
which is the UN entity coordinating the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway – through the Organization’s four thematic priorities.
UNIDO rolls out its strategy through multi-disciplinary initiatives, multi-country regional interventions and multi-stakeholder partnerships, thus ensuring thematic comprehensiveness, regional convergence and coherence of action. To facilitate operationalization, the SIDS strategy also identifies the means of, and a roadmap for, implementation.