Exploring The Unique Impact Of Coronavirus On Small Island Developing States

2 monthes ago   |   By Forbes

In this interview, Chad Blackman, Barbados' Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, uses his unique vantage point as a citizen and diplomat of Barbados residing in Switzerland, to provide a fresh perspective on the unique issues faced by SIDS in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
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