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I am a Youth of a Small Island – SAMOA Pathway Youth Competition 2019

The “I am a Youth of a Small Island” international competition was organised by the United Nations (UN) Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and other UN Partners to mark the mid-term review of the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA Pathway).

Island Voices Global Voices
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

The competition was open to Youth ages 15-24, who were asked to reflect on the reality of the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) as a special case for sustainable development. Their interpretations could be from such angles as: economic, social, cultural, environmental or any combination of these. They could also take the view of visioning for the future when today’s youth will become adults. (See the competition’s Terms & Conditions here.)


Selected entries from the Pacific: