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Wakalani helps her community of women become financially innovative

It’s after 2 o’clock in the afternoon and a group of women from Etil (a village 20 minutes from Port Vila) gather around 54-year-old matriarch, Wakalani Alphonse.  


Extra funding boosts efforts to provide ID Cards for all Vanuatu citizens

The Government of New Zealand is providing an extra contribution of almost USD1.1 million to UNDP's Vanuatu Electoral Environment Project to support Vanuatu in implementing an unprecedented…  


Creating Connections: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The twelve stories in this publication showcase the depth and breadth of South-South and Triangular Cooperation across Asia and the Pacific. They illustrate how two or more developing countries, from…  


Vanuatu to Launch Nationwide Civil and Voter Registration

A comprehensive nationwide Civil and Voter Registration initiative will be launched in Vanuatu that will allow its citizens to possess their first ever national identification cards, which will…  


Supplementary Budget Analysis Benefits Vanuatu Members of Parliament

Vanuatu members of parliament participated in a briefing on the 2019 Supplementary Budget with the support of researchers from the Parliaments of Samoa, Australia and New Zealand through the…  


Equator Prize 2019 winners announced for local innovative climate solutions

UNDP and partners announced today the winners of the 10th Equator Prize, recognizing 22 local and indigenous communities from across the world. The winning organizations, which showcase innovative,…  


Vanuatu’s Progress to Mitigate Climate Change

The Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disaster has launched Vanuatu’s Nationally Determined Contributions Implementation Roadmap and Vanuatu’s Integrated, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification…  


Vanuatu Electoral Environment Project

The development challenge the Vanuatu Electoral Environment Project aims to contribute to is the democratic development of Vanuatu.  


Partnership support for Ombudsman to improve Vanuatu Prisons

The Vanuatu Office of the Ombudsman has built expertise to conduct prison inspections through a learning exchange with the New Zealand Office of the Ombudsman. The workshop was funded by the…  


Partnership on Anti-Corruption Course Launched

A new partnership between the University of the South Pacific and the United Nations in the Pacific, underscores the important role education plays in the fight against corruption and in the promotion…  

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