Vanuatu signs on to the United Nations’ Pacific sustainable development strategy for next five yearsPosted: August 24, 2017
The Vanuatu Government has signed on to the United Nations’ Pacific strategy for Read the rest of this entry »
PM praises involvement of citizenry at launch of new national sustainable development plan ‘Vanuatu 2030’Posted: January 19, 2017
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai says the Government’s new sustainable development plan Vanuatu 2030 is an important document that will guide the government for the years to come. This is the plan for sustainable economic development of the Republic which replaces the Government’s Priority Action Agenda. The PM was especially pleased with the contributions received from every sector of the community as groups and individuals were keen to make known what they feel are the important development issues. Prime Minister Charlot Salwai was also pleased with the work of the team which had sought out all possible views during 6 months of communicating with people in the islands. The PM launched Vanuatu 2030 yesterday evening. (Radio Vanuatu)
Download the english language version of Vanuatu 2030 National Sustainable Development Plan 2016 to 2030 (PDF, 1.4MB) here, ou télécharger la version française de Vanuatu 2030 plan de développement national durable 2016 à 2030 (PDF, 1,4Mo) ici.
PM Salwai, in his discussions with the Solomons PM Sogavare here earlier this week, has pointed out to the MSG Chairman how Read the rest of this entry »
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will be launching Vanuatu 2030, the country’s new Sustainable Development Plan next Wednesday 18th at 4:30 (not to be confused with the launch of the draft version of this report, which happened back in November last year). The Department of Strategic Policy Planning and Aid Coordination has been working on the plan for several years and was greatly aided by consultations with the people of all islands. A validation summit was held in November and the document is the successor to the Priorities Action Agenda of 2006. The new document has a strong foundation in culture. Vanuatu 2030 aims to chart the country’s vision and will serve as an over-arching policy framework for a sustainable, stable and prosperous Vanuatu.
Government is considering re-opening Palekula fishing base at Santo. Studies undertaken are said to have proven the idea Read the rest of this entry »
A Plan for Vanuatu until 2030 and another for Port Vila for the next 20 years are of particular interest in Daily Post today.
The national sustainable development plan, was developed through a national consultative process and is being promoted as the People’s Plan for the country. It takes as its model a development plan based on considerations of profit, people and the planet and is not just another Priorities and Action Agenda like the last one, which expired last year.
Approximately 1,500 people were Read the rest of this entry »
As negotiations for PACER Plus, the proposed regional free trade agreement between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island Countries draw to a close, we can now see what it contains—and more importantly, what it means for Vanuatu producers. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dr TK Jayaraman
Vanuatu is in the news again.
Along with three other Pacific Island countries, which enjoy the status of least developed country (LDC) for special treatment by international donor community including various multilateral funding agencies aside from industrialised nations, Vanuatu has made the right signals once again, as it would be graduating soon.
Addressing the Comprehensive High-level Mid-term Review by the UN of the Implementation of the Program of Action for the LDCs in Antalya in Turkey in late May 2016, Vanuatu’s Special Envoy stressed the need for reducing the extreme vulnerability to external shocks beyond domestic control.
The anxiety of Vanuatu, Read the rest of this entry »
How many public toilets can claim that they have their very own, dedicated website? Only this one, located in Paunangisu, North Efate! Read the rest of this entry »