5 May 2015 – Nearly 300 partnerships between governments, businesses and civil society organizations from all over the world to support small island developing states were registered in the run-up to and at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, held in Apia, Samoa, in September 2014. The commitments made through the partnerships are valued at over USD $1.9 billion.
A national capacity-building workshop on traditional knowledge and customary sustainable use, for indigenous peoples representing all the nine provinces, various islands, tribes and societies in the Solomon Islands, on the 19-20 March 2015. The workshop gathered a total of 35 participants representing indigenous peoples, NGOs, international AID donors, churches, youths, women, schools and government ministries.
Upcoming: from the 15-17th of April, a three-day “Project Access” intensive workshop focusing on Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations system will take place. The workshop aims to better prepare Indigenous Peoples to engage the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and other international processes.