The Commitment: Vulnerable countries on the front lines of climate change (November 2015)

Solomon Islands. Photo: Tom Perry/Flickr


The world’s most vulnerable countries must be priority in Paris by UN-OHRLLS High Representative Gyan Chandra Acharya [En] [Fr]


Small islands are blue guardians of the future: The Commitment interviews Mr. Ronald Jean Jumeau, Ambassador for Climate Change and Small Island Developing State Issues of the Republic of Seychelles to the UN [En] [Fr]

Insurance assists governments after catastrophic events: The Commitment talks to Mr. Isaac Anthony, CEO of the The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) [En] [Fr]

Kiribati calls for extraordinary and unconventional solutionsAmbassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kiribati to the UN, Mrs. Makurita Baaro talks with Nosh Nalavala [En] [Fr]

Landlocked countries advocate for climate justice: Ambassador Charles Thembani Ntwaagae, Permanent Representative of Botswana to the UN talks to Nosh Nalavala [En] [Fr]

Survival of vulnerable countries relies on a 1.5 degrees Celsius world: Mr. Giza Gaspar-Martins, Chairman of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group, talks to The Commitment [En] [Fr]

Landlocked countries depend on success in Paris: Contributing Editor Nosh Nalavala interviews Mongolian Ambassador to the UN, Mr. Sukhee Sukhbold [En] [Fr]

Also in this issue:

Technology Bank feasible and desirable for world’s poorest nations [En] [Fr]

High-Level Roundtable on South-South Cooperation [En] [Fr]

Towards future management of oceans through public-private partnerships [En][Fr]

Support to vulnerable countries strengthened by new collaboration between UN-OHRLLS and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China [En] [Fr]

Linking Landlocked Developing Countries to Global Opportunities [En] [Fr]

Bangladesh elected Chairman of Global Coordination Bureau of LDCs [En] [Fr]

Small Island Developing States in Numbers [En] [Fr]

Climate Change, SDGs and Vulnerable Country Groups [En] [Fr]

Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya @UNGA70 [En]

Editor: Louise Stoddard

Contributing Editor: Nosh Nalavala

Contributor: Malwina Buldys, David Chapman, Diana Charyyeva, Roberto Falangola

THE COMMITMENT is published by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.