President Higgins co-hosted, with the President of Fiji, a reception in the UN Delegates’ Dining Room to mark the summit of Small Island Developing States, taking place.
In June 2019, President Higgins hosted an event attended by the Permanent Representatives of SIDS to the UN, who were in Ireland to attend the ‘Our Ocean Wealth’ summit.
In his speech to the representatives of Small Island States, President Higgins focused on the strong bonds between Ireland and other island nations.
- President hosts a reception for a group of United Nations Permanent Representatives visiting Ireland (February 2020)
- President addresses High Level Review of SAMOA Pathway (September 2019)
- President addresses United Nations General Assembly (September 2019)
- President and Sabina receive Ambassadors from Small Island Developing States (June 2019)
- President visits the Commissioners of Irish Lights on the 50th anniversary of the Kish Lighthouse (November 2015)
- President unveils a memorial dedicated to all those who have lost their lives at sea (September 2013)
- President tours the Race Village and Global Village at the Volvo Ocean Race (July 2012)
- President officially re-opens the Old Mariners Church and Maritime Museum (June 2012)