Alliance of Small Island States Director: Fotini Sisois
The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is a committee of small island countries that come together to discuss their common challenges, including the challenge of addressing the unique impact of global climate change on these islands. The committee serves to give Small Island Developing States (SIDS) a platform on the international stage. Many of these islands lack the crucial resources to sustain their citizens, let alone to combat natural disasters or even climate change and sea level rise. This is why AOSIS was established: to serve as a support network for these islands. It is imperative, not only in times of crisis, but in preparation for crises, that these islands work together to find resources and develop sustainable plans that will combat possible destruction of any member-states. This is exactly the goal for both of this committee’s topics. For the first topic, Sustainable Development After Disasters, Member States will be expected to collaborate with each other and formulate a plan that will ensure that the path to sustainable development is cleared after a natural disaster. For the second topic, Methods to Combat Climate Change and Sea Level Rise, each island should focus on the causes of climate change and sea level rise and accordingly create methods that will address and minimize the effects on member-states.