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UNDP and NZ sign 5 million dollar partnership to support electoral processes in Vanuatu

The New Zealand Government and UNDP signed a new three and a half year electoral project that will provide crucial technical and financial assistance to the electoral authorities in Vanuatu till the…  


Signing ceremony for phase two of the Vanuatu Electoral Environment project

The Republic of Vanuatu has been a member of the United Nations since the year of its independence in 1980. This year the country celebrated the 40th anniversary looking at the future with the solid…  


Vanuatu launches country’s first-ever community-run solar power station

On the remote island of Malekula, the second-largest island in Vanuatu, a new solar micro-grid is changing the lives of over 2,800 people -- boosting local development while contributing to Vanuatu’s…  


Vanuatu Innovation Report & Proposed Innovation Work Plan 2020-2025

The objective of this report is to understand the concept of innovation in the context of Vanuatu. This report consolidated responses from a survey conducted on Innovation in the country and seeks to…  


Using satellite imagery to support civil and electoral registries validation

UNOSAT and UNDP, longstanding partners, are cooperating on a new satellite imagery analysis application, through the production of maps used in the validation of the civil and electoral registries in…  


Life after Ambae volcanic eruption

Three years after the Manaro Voui crater volcanic eruption in Ambae, Vanuatu in 2017, some Ambae families are still displaced in nearby Santo and Maewo islands with very little to return to and…  


UNDP support Vanuatu Tropical Cyclone Harold recovery

As the world grapples with the devasting effects of COVID-19, the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji has reaffirmed its continued support to the Government of Vanuatu dealing with the loss and destruction…  


Innovating for people and planet in Vanuatu

Vanuatu is one of the few countries in the world to have been spared the COVID-19 pandemic so far, with zero case recorded. But the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 are spreading even further than…  


Vanuatu MPs undergo induction for new term of Parliament

Newly elected Members of the Vanuatu Parliament are currently undergoing a five-day induction programme aimed at equipping MPs to better understand and effectively perform their role as legislators.  


Local COVID-19 response projects in Fiji and Vanuatu to benefit from UNDP’s support

The Pacific Response: Sustainable Livelihoods Challenge, launched on 24 April 2020, came to a successful conclusion on Friday 22 May 2020, with several innovative social impact projects emerging as…  

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