Port Moresby, Tuesday 15 May 2019 – Mr Dirk Wagener is the new UNDP Resident Representative in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Port Moresby, 5 April 2019— Two young people from Papua New Guinea will travel to the United Nations Headquarters in New York next week to attend the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, taking place between 8th and 9th April 2019.
The impacts of climate change will only grow. Among those first affected are the communities of Papua New Guinea. Despite the sceptics and critics, much is being done to respond. Led by Government, partners like the UNDP are doing their bit to support these efforts.
Port Moresby, May 3, 2019 – Today is World Press Freedom Day, which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom and the essential role the press plays in promoting democracy throughout the world. It is also a time to defend the media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
16 December 2018: “I was among other kids watching a movie out in the field when the Police Officer rushed to us and instructed to run to the hill top because of a tsunami warning. I remember that children and women started to cry and men looked confused because they didn’t know what to do,” 57-year-old Rodney Gimis recounts an event that happened 47 years ago, in 1971, in Sohano island, Papua New Guinea.
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Port Moresby, 12 March 2019 – Political and technical representatives of the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Bougainville Government came together in Port Moresby on 4-5 March 2019 to discuss the process of dialogue between the two governments so as to ensure the best methods of addressing post-referendum issues.

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population of youth

12 %

wage employment rate

2 712

gross national income (GNI) per capita


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