SURVEY: let us know what workforce skills you are looking for

In partnership with Deloitte, UNDP in PNG launched the first ever national survey on workforce skills in Papua New Guinea. The survey aims to identify current skills gaps and other key constraints businesses face in PNG’s labor market. It will explore specific workforce skills needed by today’s employers, as well as...

Up-scaling ICT for Bougainville Parliament

Buka, September 21, 2016 -  Over 30 parliamentarians from the Bougainville House of Representatives (BHOR) received certificates last week after completing a week long computer training in Buka Town. The training was the first of a series of planned Information, Communications Technology (ICT) training to upscale...

Bougainville celebrates 15 years of peace

Buka, August 30, 2016 – The UN Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea, Roy Trivedy joined the President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), the High Commissioners from Fiji and New Zealand High Commission, high-level representatives from Australian mission along with hundreds of Bougainvillians to...

UN Resident Coordinator's Statement on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the signing of the Bougainville Peace Agreement

Statement from UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Roy Trivedy on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the signing of the Bougainville Peace Agreement. "I am honoured to make a statement on behalf of the United Nations during this momentous occasion to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of...

UNDP launches Private Sector and Foundation Strategy for the Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP launched new Private Sector and Foundations Strategy (PSF) for the Sustainable Development Goals 2016–2020 that defines how UNDP plans to engage with – and work on – sustainable development issues with the private sector and philanthropic foundations. The goal is to enable these actors to become...

PNG discussed progress on gender-based violence

Port Moresby, August 30, 2016 – The Department for Community Development and Religion and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Papua New Guinea organized a final conference to review the work on gender-based violence and discuss future steps. The conference brought together more than 50...

New Hansard system to enhance the work of Bougainville’s Parliament

Buka, August 29, 2016 – New Hansard recording system has been installed at the Bougainville Parliament enabling it to record and transcribe its sessions and proceedings. The Hansard system is a digital system used to produce transcripts of the Parliament’s debates and sessions, a global practice that ensures...

Living on the frontline || Mama Bii is a single mother...

Mama Bii is a single mother. Her dream is to educate her only son and give him a brighter future. She was close to realizing that plan – her son is in his final school year – until this year’s flood devastated all her crop and the only fertile piece of land she had. Ever since her husband left her, few years after...

Are you for plastic-free Port Moresby?

Port Moresby, August 8, 2016 - London, the UK capital, has recently launched #oneless campaign, which aims to get rid of single-use plastic bottles and bags in London by 2017. Many businesses, corporate partners as well as the Mayor of London are supporting this campaign. Similar campaigns are taking place in many...

PNG to develop information systems for disasters

Port Moresby, July 27, 2016 – Small-scale natural disasters such as flash floods and landslides have the potential to cumulatively impact communities harder over the course of years – yet they receive far less attention as compared to major disasters. To improve the situation, there is a need to put in place a...

Providing food and nutrition support to vulnerable communities in Papua New Guinea

As part of the overall El Niño response, the UN country team and the Government of PNG are working closely to provide relief and recovery support to the most affected communities in the country. Targeted food and nutrition interventions have been rolled out for the affected communities in Enga and Hela...

UN commends PNG’s lead on Sustainable Development Goals

Port Moresby, May 31, 2016 – Papua New Guinea is becoming an inspiring example of leadership on driving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda forward. In the context of multiple high-level events such as the G7 Summit last week and African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Summit this week, the Government of Papua...

UNDP launches Media Club to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP in Papua New Guinea  hosted its 1st Media Club with media representatives dedicated to Sustainable Development Goals. It was a very productive discussion on how we can make SDGs a reality and what role media can play in this global - yet national - move. All of the media reps expressed their commitment to...