Posted on 02 September 2021
The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Solutions Forum is currently underway in Fiji.
This is a gathering of UN agencies, and representatives from a wide spectrum of farmers organizations, civil society and business leader to incubate, promote and scale-up the achievement of the agriculture, food and nutrition related Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 1 (No poverty), SDG 2 (No hunger) and SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities).
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to foster the power of innovation and the critical importance of closing the ‘digital-divide’.
“Advances in digital innovation have seen the vast oceans that separate us give way to vast possibilities. Alone, we are small islands. Together, we are one connected continent bound by a spirit of innovative resilience,” said Josaia V. Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji. “Our 39 states, from the South Pacific, to the Caribbean, to the Indian Ocean, are home to incredible minds, cutting edge innovation and deep traditional knowledge.”