6 August 2014

UNAI forum on education in small island countries to take place in Samoa, 1 September 2014

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are a special group of 51 small-island developing States and territories with similar development and environmental challenges. These island nations are subject to structural vulnerability that affects their productivity, development and cooperation policies. The Third International Conference on SIDS will serve as a forum to build on existing successful partnerships as well as to launch innovative and concrete new ones, to advance the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States. For more information on the conference and a list of SIDS, please visit http://bit.ly/1lcnEFe Handong Global University, which serves as UNAI’s global hub on sustainability, is extending an invitation to UNAI members, especially those in SIDS, to attend the conference. The formal title of the conference is “Capacity Building in Higher Education, Energy, and Entrepreneurship for Achieving Sustainable Development in the Small Island Developing States.” HGU will be represented at the forum by the co-chair of Korean Association in Support of UNAI and former President of Korean Council of University Education, Dr. Kim, Young-Gil. Dr. Chang, Soon Heung, President of Handong Global University and Member of Presidential Advisory Council for Science and Technology, Republic of Korea, will also attend. Several senior United Nations officials, including Dr. Shin, Young Soo, Regional Director of World Health Organization (WHO), have confirmed participation. The Secretary-General, who will attend the SIDS conference, is also expected to join the discussion. UNAI members who want to attend, are requested to register at the following web link: http://bit.ly/1s6TOob For additional information and inquiries, please contact Mr. Deun Kim at unai.hgu.forum2014@gmail.com or +82-54-260-1764.