Vanuatu (English: (listen) VAH-noo-AH-too or van-WAH-too; Bislama and French pronunciation [vanuatu]), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: République de Vanuatu; Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 540 kilometres (340 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, and west of Fiji. Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. The first Europeans to visit the islands were a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Fernandes de Queirós, who arrived on the …

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COVID-19 weekly epidemiological update, 27 April 2021

WHO · 27 April 2021 English

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Samoa 0 1 0.5 0 0 0.0 No cases Vanuatu 0 3 1.0 0 0 0.0 No cases Global 5

Samoa: Judicial reforms weaken human rights: Amnesty International submission for the UN …

Amnesty International · 23 April 2021 English

This submission was prepared for Samoa's Universal Periodic Review before the UN Human Rights Council. Key human rights issues raised include recent judicial reforms that weaken human rights protection, independence …

trafficking is rare in the Pacific, both Fiji and Vanuatu have reported recent trafficking cases. Noting

Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change in the Maldives

IMF · 23 April 2021 English

The increased likelihood of adverse climate-change-related shocks calls for building resilient infrastructure in the Maldives. Fulfilling these infrastructure needs requires a comprehensive analysis of investment plans, including with respect to …

(2012) to simulate the impact of Cyclone Pam on Vanuatu in 2015. 3 F4 The DIG model was developed to study

COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, 13 April 2021

WHO · 13 April 2021 English

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Samoa 0 4 2.0 0 0 0.0 No cases Vanuatu 0 3 1.0 0 0 0.0 No cases Global 4

Regional cooperation for green growth in Asia

Chatham House · 13 April 2021 English

In the 21st century, after a sustained period of rapid growth, Asia has become the world’s largest regional economy. Its economic rise has, however, produced environmentally damaging side effects such …

Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Vietnam. — International Energy Agency (2020) Timor-Leste; Nepal; Tonga; Pakistan; Tuvalu; Sri Lanka; Vanuatu. Appendix Regional cooperation for green growth

TACKLING PLASTIC POLLUTION: Legislative Guide for the Regulation of Single-Use Plastic Products

UNEP · 6 April 2021 English

A first-of-its-kind legislative guide that provides four policy and legal approaches that countries can use to reduce their plastic waste permanently, regardless of the pandemic. This guide, developed by UNEP …

and the phase-out and ban of plastic bottles in Vanuatu (UNEP, 2018c). The legislation should typically polymers of ethylene, styrene and vinyl chloride. Vanuatu Waste Management Act No. 24 of 2014 Ban on the

COVID-19 weekly epidemiological update, 6 April 2021

WHO · 6 April 2021 English

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Samoa 0 4 2.0 0 0 0.0 No cases Vanuatu 0 3 1.0 0 0 0.0 No cases Global 4

Strengthening Conduct of Economic Analysis of Project and Program Investments in Developing …

ADB · 30 March 2021 English

Technical assistance completion reports describe for technical assistance projects the expected impact, outcome and outputs; conduct of activities; evaluation and achievement of the expected outcomes; an assessment and rating; major …

Jakarta, Indonesia; Kathmandu, Nepal; Port Vila, Vanuatu; Beijing, PRC; Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; and Manila

COVID-19 weekly epidemiological update, 30 March 2021

WHO · 30 March 2021 English

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Samoa 0 4 2.0 0 0 0.0 No cases Vanuatu 0 3 1.0 0 0 0.0 No cases Global 3

Preparing the Pacific Regional Financing Facility: Technical Assistance Report

ADB · 30 March 2021 English

Technical assistance reports provide the context and background of the project, and provide information on impacts and outcomes, key activities, estimated costs, financing, and implementation arrangements. This document dated March …

Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. 2 ADB. 2016. Pacific Approach, 2016–2020.

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