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Vanuatu to host first ever Labour Mobility Summit

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Vanuatu will host its first ever Labour Mobility Summit, a two-day affair on March 8 – 9 in Port Vila.

The Summit is expected to host around 500 participants from government departments and line agencies, NGOs and the general public, RNZI reports.

Representatives from the Australia and New Zealand labour markets where ni-Vanuatu workers are employed are expected to attend.

Government officials from the metropolitan countries will also be involved.

A Vanuatu government release about the summit said a significant increase in labour mobility opportunities for its citizens was imminent.

The summit aims to chart a “way forward” to ensure that benefits of labour mobility for both sending and receiving countries is sustained and maximised.

One of the scheduled presentations by Vanuatu’s Ministry of Agriculture will seek out solutions to the loss of agricultural skills and manpower in the country caused by labour mobility.