New deal could see more Oceania football teams play Asian sides

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Bahrain during the Asian body's annual congress.

Oceania President Lambert Maltock said the agreement is hugely significant and beneficial for football in the Pacific. 

"We are pleased that the implementation of this agreement means a focus on high level competitions between representative teams from both confederations," Maltock said.

A joint statement said the MoU would result in "high-level competition" for men's and women's teams and the exchanging of knowledge, experience and resources.

Australia and Vanuatu sign Pacific Fusion Centre MOU

The Fusion Centre commenced from its Port Vila location in December 2021.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator Marise Payne, said the Pacific Fusion Centre provides assessments and advice to Pacific decision-makers on the key security issues facing our region, including climate, human and resource security, environmental and cyber threats and transnational crime.

MoU to support strengthening of planning processes in Vanuatu provincial and Area Councils

The MoU enables CARE in Vanuatu to continue to support the DLA in working towards the shared goal of strengthening provincial and Area Council planning processes.   

The MoU was signed last month by the outgoing Director of the Department of Local Authorities, Leith Veremaito, and the Country Director of CARE in Vanuatu, Bridgette Thorold.  

Regional organisations reaffirm partnership towards sustainable tourism practices in the Pacific

The new agreement will provide the opportunity to assign designated sites that focus on unique natural environments and cultural heritage, as well as boost partnership supporting the development of sustainable & diverse tourism opportunities across the Pacific.

China, Vanuatu to jointly promote Chinese language education in Vanuatu

According to the MOU, the two countries' education ministries will cooperate on Chinese language education in primary and secondary schools in Vanuatu. Based on consensus through consultations, China could select and send experts to Vanuatu to coordinate and assist in developing policy documents and frameworks such as the curriculum, syllabus and testing schemes for the joint program, help Vanuatu build a pool of Chinese language teachers, and develop Chinese language textbooks and learning materials.

Vanuatu schools sign MOU to help children with special needs

The two institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for this partnership.

The Principal of Pikinini Playtime, Port Vila, Carol Batten is excited to work with the school.

“We know that in Vanuatu many children with disabilities still cannot attend school and those who do enroll often have very limited opportunities to learn because teachers just don’t have the skills and abilities to meet their needs,” she said.

Vanuatu Skills Partnership signs historic MOU with Edwards Institute of Technology

The agreement will initially support professional capacity development of 24 government staff, including Area Administrators and Area Council Secretaries, in TAFEA Province.

During the official signing ceremony, Department of Local Authorities (DLA) Director, Leith Veremaito, acknowledged VSP as a key partner in implementing the Vanuatu Government’s decentralisation policy.

“I would like to thank the Tafea Skills Centre’s continuous support for provincial development, including initiating this ICT training initiative,” Veremaito said.

VNPF and Education Ministry MOU to address financial barriers to education

The superannuation fund intends to support the Government’s policy on Education as it falls in line with VNPF’s Vision under its Strategic Plan 2018-2022; ‘Honestly Serving our Members throughout their lifetime and when needed’.

Under the terms of the MOU, a Members’ Education Support Scheme (MESS) will be set up and administered by a dedicated team of VNPF staff, in collaboration with the MOET.

The MOU is not binding, rather it is an understanding for the two parties to work together to ensure the smooth running of the loan scheme.

Vanuatu’s Sanma and Torba provinces sign MOU for cooperation

The two provincial councils agreed to establish common bylaws and strategies to administer compliance in each jurisdiction; exchange resource resources socially, economically and administratively; exchange resources on welfare of citizens and utilize citizens in civil awareness.

The Torba and Sanma Provincial Councils also agreed to negotiate and establish joint investment initiatives; and establish strategies to mitigate climate change issues, natural and man-made and or conflict resolutions.

Oxfam in Vanuatu and Vanuatu National Youth Council sign MOU

The agreement also enables funding support of VT4,000,000.

Oxfam in Vanuatu Partnership Coordinator under the Gender Justice & Youth Livelihoods Program, Hillary Garae, signed the agreement with Henry Vira, the Director General, Youth Development & Sports Ministry.

The purpose of this MoU is to outline the commitments made by Oxfam in Vanuatu and the VNYC in the process of drafting national youth policies.

This will provide a foundation of documents to empower, support, protect and advance youth in Vanuatu.



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