Head of State: President Tallis Obed Moses
Joined the Commonwealth: 1980
Capital City (location of Parliament): Port Vila
Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - Parliament (52)
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
Pacific Islands Parliamentary Workshop – Wellington, 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 Seminar – Brisbane, 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.
Bilateral Visit to Vanuatu - Port Vila, Vanuatu, 11-12 November 2016
A CPA UK delegation visited Vanuatu in November 2016. The first CPA UK visit in almost a decade saw the UK delegation engage with the Prime Minister, discuss parliamentary practice with the Speaker of Parliament, and meet with the Director of Public Prosecutions, who is supported through a British High Commission project.