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

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Aapravasi Ghat Mauritius 2006
Aldabra Atoll Seychelles 1982
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park Cuba 2001
Antigua Naval Dockyard Antigua & Barbuda
Belize Barrier Reef Belize 1996
Bikini Atoll Marshall Islands 2010
Blue and John Crow Mountains Jamaica
Bridgetown Barbados
Brimstone Hill Fortress St Kitts 1999
Camagüey Cuba 2008
Central Suriname Nature Reserve Suriname 2000
Chief Roi Mata's Domain Vanuatu 2008
Cidade Velha Cape Verde 2009
Cienfuegos Cuba 2005
Desembarco del Granma National Park Cuba 1999
East Rennell Solomon Islands 1998
First Coffee Plantations Cuba 2000
Kuk Papua New Guinea 2008
La Fortaleza and San Juan 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
National History Park Haiti 1982
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
San Pedro de la Roca Castle Cuba 1997
Santo Domingo Dominican Rep 1990
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Taputapuātea French Polynesia
Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios Cuba 1988
Vallée de Mai Seychelles 1983
Viñales Valley Cuba 1999
Willemstad Curacao is a Non-UN Member/Associate Member of the Regional Commissions SIDS


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