Parliament of Vanuatu

Parliament of Vanuatu

Key Facts

Head of State: President Nikenike Vurobaravu

Joined the Commonwealth: 1980

Capital City (location of Parliament): Port Vila

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - Parliament (52)

Further Information:


CPA UK & Vanuatu

CPA UK maintains a positive bilateral relationship with Vanuatu and the British High Commission in Honiara. CPA UK last visited Vanuatu during the bilateral delegation in 2016. Vanuatu often engage with CPA UK in multilateral programmes.




Our Recent Programmes

CAPAC Pacific WorkshopSuva, Fiji, 19-21 February 2019

CPA UK delivered the first in a series of CAPAC workshops in Suva, Fiji from 19 -21 February.

The workshop was attended by Chairs, Members and Clerks from 11 Pacific Island Public Accounts Committees. The workshop formed part of CPA UK's work as part of the Commonwealth Partnership for Democracy (CP4D).

Pacific Islands Parliamentary WorkshopWellington, New Zealand, 12-14 April 2018

In partnership with the Parliament of New Zealand, CPA UK hosted the Pacific Islands Parliamentary Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand. The Workshop brought together Members and clerks from across the Pacific to enhance their understanding of parliamentary democracy and their effectiveness as Members. The Workshop also provided the opportunity for the Pacific Members and officials to share experiences, including on the area of disaster resilience.

Pacific Islands Westminster SeminarBrisbane, 9-11 March 2017

In partnership with the Queensland Parliament, CPA UK organised the Pacific Islands Westminster Seminar in Brisbane. Based on CPA UK’s flagship Westminster Seminar the Pacific Seminar invited parliamentarians and clerks from all CPA branches in the Pacific Region to exchange views and good practice on parliamentary practice and procedure. The Seminar focused on the role of MPs in their community, good practice for parliamentary oversight of the executive, and shared experiences of climate change mitigation.