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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Vanuatu from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

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Australian Government - Vanuatu
Country profile, economic and trade information, and foreign relations from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

BBC News Profile - Vanuatu
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Vanuatu
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Vanuatu
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Vanuatu
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Vanuatu
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

ITC - Vanuatu
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

OHCHR - Vanuatu
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - Vanuatu
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Vanuatu
    A selection of national statistics on education, literacy, science and technology, culture, and communication.
  • UNESCO Office in Apia
    Cluster Office to Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu in the Pacific Community Cluster.
  • UNESCO World Heritage - Vanuatu
    Cultural and natural heritage properties and documents on the World Heritage List.
United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Vanuatu
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Vanuatu
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Vanuatu
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Vanuatu
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Vanuatu.

U.S. Department of Energy - Vanuatu
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Benin
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Vanuatu" as the search terms.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Human Rights Watch - Vanuatu
News and reports related to human rights.

Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.

UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.
Asian Development Bank - Vanuatu
Projects, publications, and news about Vanuatu and the ADB.

Commonwealth of Nations - Vanuatu
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."

Delegation of the European Commission to Vanuatu
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

EU's Relations with Vanuatu
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Vanuatu.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Vaunatu), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IMF - Vanuatu
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

ReliefWeb - Vaunatu
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Vanuatu from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Fiji Multi-Country Office
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention. The Multi Country Office serves the Fiji Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Vanuatu
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) for Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
Formal UN presence in Australia. Its information-related responsibilities also extend to Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga and Vanuatu.

U.S. Department of State - Vanuatu
U.S.-Vanuatu relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.
  • Background Notes - Vanuatu
    Provides country background and foreign policy information for the American public from the Department of State's Bureau of Public Affairs.
Virtual Embassy of the United States in Port Vila, Vanuatu
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Vaunatu.

World Bank - Pacific Islands
World Bank data, projects, and research in the Pacific Islands (Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu).

World Trade Organization - Vanuatu (Observer Country)
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for observer countries.
WHO - Vanuatu
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Vanuatu
from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Mutual Assistance Programme (MAP)
Defense assistance from New Zealand for Brunei, Cook Islands, Malaysia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, and Western Samoa.

Vanuatu: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Vanuatu.


Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:


Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Vanuatu and econom* Vanuatu and econom*
Vanuatu and histor* Vanuatu and histor*
Vanuatu and politic* Vanuatu and politic*
(government publications only)
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.