Vanuatu

Location

Port Vila
Vanuatu
17° 41' 60" S, 168° 18' 0" E
Capital City: 
Port-Villa
Languages: 
Bislama, English, French
Category: Social
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Net enrollment ratio in primary education 94.59999999999999 94.099999999999994 97.8 96.59999999999999 94.099999999999994 97.90000000000001 88.59999999999999 87.7 MDG Database
Seats held by women in national parliament, percentage 1.9 1.9 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.8 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) 78.2 81.3 World Bank
Category: Land
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Agricultural land (1000 Ha) 175 177 178 180 181 183 185 187 187 FAO
Forest area (sq km) 4,395 4,395 4,395 4,395 4,395 4,395 4,395 4,395 World Bank
Forest area (% of land area) 36.049999999999997 36.049999999999997 36.049999999999997 36.049999999999997 36.049999999999997 36.049999999999997 36.049999999999997 36.049999999999997 World Bank
Category: Tourism
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
International tourism receipts (% of total exports) 69 58 62 71 85 95 109 Development Data Group, The World Bank. 2008. 2008 World Development Indicators Online. Washington, DC: The World Bank. Available at: http://go.worldbank.org/U0FSM7AQ40.
Category: Demographics
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Country population 189,723 194,307 199,428 204,955 210,677 216,436 222,200 228,009 233,866 239,788 World Bank
Population annual growth 2.10558 2.38743 2.60139 2.73372 2.75357 2.69687 2.6283 2.58072 2.53632 2.50069 World Bank
Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births) World Bank
Category: Indices
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
HDI - Human Development Index UNDP International Human Development Indicators - Calculated based on data from UNDESA (2009d), Barro and Lee (2010), UNESCO Institute for Statistics (2010b), World Bank (2010b) and IMF(2010a).
Category: Economy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
GNI per capita, PPP (current international $) 3,230 3,220 2,970 3,050 3,170 3,300 3,630 3,880 4,290 4,290 World Bank
ODA received as % of GNI 19.78 13.77 12.6 12.4 12.45 11.49 12.43 11.82 16.16 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)
Workers remittances (current US$) 35,000,000 53,000,000 8,000,000 9,000,000 4,930,000 5,097,000 4,989,000 5,543,000 7,000,000 UN Data
Category: Energy
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Electric power consumption (kWh) World Bank
Combustible renewables and waste (metric tons of oil equivalent) World Bank
Fossil fuel energy consumption (% of total) World Bank
Category: Climate Change and Sea-level Rise
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2), thousand metric tons of CO2 (CDIAC) 81 84 84 88 88 88 92 103 MDG Database (CDIAC Data)
Category: Freshwater
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Improved water source (% of population with access) 72 78 83 World Bank
Category: Biodiversity
Indicator 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected 0.45 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 0.47 UN Stats (MDGs indicators)

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Country Strategies: 
Title Programme Name Programme Description Year
Disaster management Strategy - Vanuatu Priorities and Action Agenda 2006-2015 2006
Energy Strategy - Vanuatu Vanuatu National Energy Policy Strategy (draft) 2007
UNFCCC Nat Comm - Vanuatu Vanuatu national communication to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Strategy Description 1999
NAPA - Vanuatu National Adaption Programme of Action Strategy Description 2007
NBSAP - Vanuatu Third National Report to the Conference of parties of the Convention on Biodiversity Strategy Description 2006
NSDS - Vanuatu Priorities and Action Agenda 2006-2015 Strategy Description 2006
Bill | 15 Jul 2013
12 July 2013: The Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) adopted the Nadi Draft Outcome Document, which will represent the Pacific region's contribution to the Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2014 Conference. The meeting, held in Nadi, Fiji, from 10-12 July 2013, was the second of three regional meetings in preparation for the Conference, which will take place in Apia, Samoa, in September 2014....
Bill | 27 Aug 2012
PREPARED BY OHRLLS   SUMMARY The 2012 Third World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), saw 36 representatives and heads of state from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) take to the floor during the Plenary Session to deliver statements on a range of issues of importance and relevance to them. Of the 36 SIDS representatives, 10 were Heads of State while 10 were Heads of Government making up 26% of the 77 Heads of State and Heads of Government who addressed the Plenary...
20 May 2013 | SIDS Policy and Practice
9 May 2013: The first SIDS DOCK Pacific Regional Meeting reviewed the current work of the first phase of the SIDS DOCK Support Programme and discussed its next phase. SIDS DOCK is an initiative developed by small island developing States (SIDS) for SIDS to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and contribute towards sustainable development with support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank. The meeting, which took place in Nadi, Fiji, from 6-9 May 2013, was...
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National focal point for sustainable development: 
Department of Finance
Department of Foreign Affairs