The people living in small islands are among the most passionate advocates for a safe climate and healthy oceans. Standing on the front lines of humanity's greatest challenges, they remind us that protecting our shared natural heritage is critical for their future and ours. Islands First is here to make sure their voices are heard. Learn more...

Programs

The work of Islands First focuses on the international processes dealing with two issues of critical importance to small islands: climate change and oceans. In addition, we coordinate ongoing capacity building programs to train the environmental leaders of tomorrow.

Internships

Islands First is seeking qualified graduate students and young professionals with a passion for international policy to participate in our exciting internship program. Interns are matched with the UN Permanent Mission of a small island state to support their diplomatic engagement at the United Nations. Learn more...