Alliance of Small Island States

  • It is an intergovernmental organisation of low lying coastal and small island nations.
  • Established in 1990
  • Purpose of the alliance is to consolidate the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to address global warming
  • As the existence of many AOSIS states are put at risk by climate change AOSIS has threatened lawsuits
  • AOSIS has a membership of 44 states
  • India is not a member
  • In Indian ocean 4 states are member :
    1. Comoros
    2. Maldives
    3. Mauritius
    4. Seychelles

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