Stat of the week: Vanuatu population in 2020

  2.3%: Vanuatu has the highest estimated population growth rate across the Pacific in 2020 of 2.3%.   Explore more data:

Visitor arrival numbers slump in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

Tourism and the Pandemic All around the world, COVID-19 is having serious impacts on the tourism industry. The Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are no exception.

Breaking barriers for LGBTQI human rights

Caption: Gillio aka Gigi Baxter. Photo: Nicky Kuautonga via

SPC signs agreement with Aquaculture Without Frontiers to support private sector aquaculture enterprises

With the objective of strengthening private sector aquaculture enterprises, a Special Service Agreement has been signed this month between the Pacific Community (SPC) and Aquaculture Without Frontiers (AwF). Under this agreement, AwF will provide…

New children’s book aims to inspire young and old with real stories of extraordinary ni-Vanuatu

New children’s book aims to inspire young and old with real stories of extraordinary ni-Vanuatu ‘Taf Tumas! Different journeys, one people’ to be launched

Over 1000 COVID-19 testing cartridges delivered to Vanuatu

COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold bring new challenges and new ways of working in Vanuatu

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many significant challenges in the lives of those around the globe and affected the way we live and go about our daily lives and work. For those living in the Pacific region, the case is no different. Re-…

SPC’s “300 coconut bags” project promotes youth employment recovery after COVID-19

This article originally appeared on the Vanuatu Daily Post. It has been reprinted here with permission        

Vanuatu’s successful containment of a coconut palm killer

 Protecting Pacific’s coconut palms from coconut rhinoceros beetle (CRB) has been an ongoing battle in the region. Since its first case of CRB in Mangaliliu in 2019, Vanuatu has stepped up responses to eradicate this pest from its islands with the…

Infection Prevention & Control - A Key Element for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

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