Ambassador H.E. Cheryl Bazard Attends Meeting with EU Special Envoy on SIDS

Embassy of The Bahamas, Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
23 April 2024

Press Release

OACPS Ambassadors engage with EU Special Envoy on SIDS, they discussed various topics, notably focusing on preparations for the upcoming SIDS4 Conference.

Today, ambassadors from the Organization of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) seized the opportunity to engage with the European Union’s Special Envoy on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Led by H.E. Ambassador Ignacio Ybañez, the discussion delved into various topics, notably focusing on the preparations for the upcoming SIDS4 Conference slated to convene in Antigua and Barbuda from May 27 to 30. The Bahamas, in its role as the chair of the SIDS Forum within the OACPS, played a pivotal role in facilitating the dialogue.

This exchange of views underscores the collective commitment of OACPS member states and the EU to address the unique challenges faced by small island nations, particularly concerning climate change, sustainable development, and resilience-building efforts.

As the SIDS4 Conference approaches, stakeholders are eager to collaborate and strategize on concrete actions to advance the interests and priorities of SIDS communities worldwide.

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