UN Small Island Developing States
1 - 4 September 2014
The Third UN Small Island Developing States Conference is being held in Apia, Samoa, from 1 - 4 September 2014. This is the first time the conference will have been held in the Pacific.
The conference will bring together governments and civil society to address issues which affect small island states uniquely, from economic development to sanitation, biodiversity, social development (including women and youth), waste management, climate change and energy.
Delegates will also attend a youth pre-conference on 28 August, allowing them to meet and network with young people from around the world and discuss their first-hand experiences.
Henrietta is deeply passionate about youth and development issues, having grown up in Samoa and Tokelau. She wrote theses on development and SIDS in both her Honours and Masters degrees. She has had a range of international diplomatic experiences, from working in diplomatic missions, to the European Parliament and representing New Zealand as a Y20 delegate, where she championed sustainable development and disaster management for SIDS. Henrietta is currently pursuing a policy analysis role to better her skills and work in international development policy in the future.