Tag Archives: Vanuatu

Small island developing states in the Pacific explore ways to make fisheries and other oceans economic sectors more sustainable

The challenges and opportunities that the ocean economy and sustainable fisheries trade bring to Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) were the subject of a regional consultation organised by UNCTAD, the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Vanuatu Department of Fisheries (VFD) and Papua New Guinea National Fisheries Authority (PNG NFA) in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on 5 August 2015. Continue reading

Port Vila Declaration on the Fight against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property

The Melanesian Workshop on the Fight against the Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property was held at the Vanuatu Culture Centre (VCC) in Port Vila from 5 to 7 August 2015 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Vanuatu. Continue reading

Vanuatu leads Knowledge Hub exchange between Pacific countries

Vanuatu Tanoliu women and menTanoliu community in the North West Area Council of Shefa Province is attracting Pacific-wide interest in its new Knowledge Hub demonstration crop for farmers to share skills and ideas. Knowledge Hubs are already being developed in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province, and in other Pacific Island countries including Fiji, Solomon Islands and Continue reading

World Humanitarian Summit Regional Consultation for the Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand

World Humanitarian Summit pictureThe WHS regional Consultation for the Pacific was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 30 June to 2 July 2015. It was hosted by the Government of New Zealand and co-chaired by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand along with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). In the spirit of the summit’s multi-stakeholder approach, the meeting brought together more than 140 participants from Continue reading

Food crops being sent to remote islands hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam

Fast-growing vegetable seeds are being sent to some of the most remote parts of the Solomon Islands, which were badly hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam. The seeds – SBD$3,000 worth of fast-growing Chinese cabbages such as pak choi and tsoi sum –  were this month flown to Lata, Temotu’s capital, then shipped to the remote Tikopia and Anuta islands that were badly impacted by the Cyclone. Continue reading

Health services restored on Tanna Island

Health services restored on Tanna IslandThe Ministry of Health of Vanuatu, supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners, have delivered and installed interim equipment to restore services at damaged health facilities on cyclone-ravaged Tanna Island. Health workers in these areas now have the space and equipment they need to consult and treat patients, Continue reading

UN Young Professionals Programme 2015 open for nationals of countries including New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

In 2015 the United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates in the fields of Administration, Finance, Statistics, Public Information, Public Information, Social Affairs, and Legal Affairs who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. Continue reading

Young people play important role as peer counselors for psychosocial recovery after Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu UNICEF Pacific/2015/Vlad SokhinYoung people from across Vanuatu are leading peer-to-peer orientation and outreach activities in their communities, supporting recovery efforts following Category 5 tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation just over a month ago.  “After any disaster it is critical to ensure that the immediate and basic needs of affected people are met” said Dr Karen Allen, UNICEF Continue reading

Young people play important role as peer counselors for psychosocial recovery after Cyclone Pam

Young people from across Vanuatu are leading peer-to-peer orientation and outreach activities in their communities, supporting recovery efforts following Category 5 tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation just over a month ago. “After any disaster it is critical to ensure that the immediate and basic needs of affected people are met” said Dr Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative. “It is also important to pay close attention to the psychosocial needs of people, following traumatic events such as Cyclone Pam.” Continue reading