Alliance of Small Island States

Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is a coalition of small island and low-lying coastal countries founded in 1990. The main purpose of the alliance is to consolidate the voices of small island developing states to address global climate change. AOSIS has been very active from its inception putting forward the first draft text in the Kyoto Protocol negotiations as early as 1994. AOSIS has 43 members and observers from all around the world. 37 are members of the United Nations. The alliance represents 28% of the developing countries, 20% of the UN's total membership and 5% of the world population.

AOSIS Member States

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Seychelles, Sao Tome and Principe, Solomon Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Also, AOSIS has four observers:
American Samoa, Guam, Netherlands Antilles, US Virgin Islands

ee also

*Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP)
*Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
*Barbados Program of Action (BPOA)

External links

* [http://www.sidsnet.org/aosis/index.html AOSIS Official Site]


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