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Alliance of Small Island States

                   

Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) is an intergovernmental organization of low-lying coastal and small Island countries. Established in 1990, the main purpose of the alliance is to consolidate the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to address global warming. AOSIS has been very active from its inception, putting forward the first draft text in the Kyoto Protocol negotiations as early as 1994.

Many of the member states were present at the December 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15). Democracy Now! reported that members from the island state of Tuvalu interrupted a session on 10-December-2009 to demand that global temperature rise be limited to 1.5 degrees[clarification needed] instead of the proposed 2 degrees.[clarification needed]

AOSIS has 42 members and observers from all around the world, of which 36 are members of the United Nations. The alliance represents 28% of the developing countries, and 20% of the UN's total membership.

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  AOSIS member states

In the Atlantic Ocean and connected seas:

In the Indian Ocean:

In the Pacific Ocean:

In the Arctic Ocean: (none)

In the Southern Ocean: (none)

  AOSIS members in dark green; observers in light green (as of March 2008).

AOSIS also has four observers: American Samoa, Guam, Netherlands Antilles, and the United States Virgin Islands.[1]

  See also

  References

  1. ^ AOSIS official website http://aosis.info/aomembers/

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