Situated in one of the SIDS

In Jun 1992 the UN Conference on Environment and Development recognised a distinct group of developing countries which it termed "Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In 1994 the "Barbados Program of Action" was produced to assist such countries in their sustainable development efforts. Currently the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs lists 52 such states. Some of these are "Territories" or otherwise not full UNESCO members. For current list see

The 2005 Durban WHC adopted a "World Heritage Program for SIDS which "coordinates and develops World Heritage activities on islands of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans". See

(As of July 2016 the following SIDS "member states" do NOT have an inscribed WHS :-
Comoros, Guinea Bissau, Maldives, Sao Tome, American Samoa, Northern Marianas, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Guam, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Anguila, Aruba, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands.)

The connection belongs to Geography connections.

Connected Sites

Aapravasi Ghat: Mauritius 2006
Aldabra Atoll: Seychelles 1982
Antigua Naval Dockyard: Antigua & Barbuda
Belize Barrier Reef: Belize 1996
Bikini Atoll: Marshall Islands 2010
Bridgetown: Barbados
Camagüey: Cuba 2008
Cidade Velha: Cape Verde 2009
Cienfuegos: Cuba 2005
East Rennell: Solomon Islands 1998
Kuk: Papua New Guinea 2008
La Fortaleza: USA/Puerto Rico 1983
Lagoons of New Caledonia: France/New Caledonia 2008
Le Morne: Mauritius 2008
Levuka: Fiji (2013)
Morne Trois Pitons: Dominica 1997
Nan Madol: Federated States of Micronesia
Old Havana: Cuba 1982
Paramaribo: Suriname 2002
Pearling: Bahrain 2005
Phoenix Islands: Kiribati (2010)
Pitons Management Area: St Lucia 2004
Qal'at al-Bahrain: Bahrain 2005
Rock Islands: Palau
Santo Domingo: Dominican Rep 1990
Vallée de Mai: Seychelles 1983
Viñales Valley: Cuba 1999
Willemstad: Netherlands/Netherlands Antilles 1997


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