Some of the singers of the “There is Hope” Theme Song for the upcoming SIDS Conference
By Tulifau Auvaa
APIA: WEDNESDAY 09 JULY 2014: The theme song for the highly anticipated SIDS Conference was officially launched today by a choir led by music teacher Salā Seutatia Aveau.
With 53 days before the Conference in Samoa, the theme song titled “There is Hope” was launched in front of the Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and Chairpersons of the various SIDS Organizing Committees.
According to Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, “the theme song will deliver a message to those who will participate in the SIDS conference, on how important this meeting is to Samoa as the host country.”
The theme song is a global rally for Small Island Developing States to work together for the future of their children and communities. The song touches on partnership and sustainable development, the main underlying theme for the upcoming conference.
“The causes of climate change are well known to the leaders of the developed countries, and some island countries like the Tokelaus and even parts of Samoa will be covered by the rising seas,” said the Prime Minister, “but there is hope.”
The song was written by the Minister of Information Communication and Technology, Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau who wrote the lyrics, and the music by his wife Salā Seutatia Aveau.
The conference which will bring into Apia some three thousand delegates from the 197 members states as well as NGO’s, the private sector, inter-government organizations, academic institutions, the media and many others and the conference will provide numerous opportunities for the people from Small Island Developing States.
All sectors of Samoan society will also be taking part in one way or another in hosting the historic event, from the farmers supplying the restaurants and hotels to the entertainers and services industry who will put on their best during the two weeks.
The theme song as composed by Salā Seutatia Aveau, is an expression of this collective effort.