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Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are low lying island nations that share similar physical and structural challenges to their development. Most SIDS are remote, small in land area and population (less than 1.5 million), with a very narrow resource base and fragile land and marine ecosystems that are highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Their economies are open and heavily dependent on trade for national income. The Office for the LDCs coordinates the development and implementation of the WMO strategy for the SIDS, in close collaboration with other departments and offices, as well as Member countries.


General information on SIDS

List of SIDS




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