Central Province identifies disaster vulnerable communities

Port Moresby, 14 September 2017– The Central Province Disaster Office will use a new Disaster Risk Assessment report to focus their attention on communities vulnerable to disasters in the province.

Historic women’s conference highlighting peacebuilding priorities

Buka, 31 August 2017: Women in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville are meeting in Buka to discuss key issues and priorities for them, as the region makes progresses towards the referendum.

Workshops preparing provinces for disasters

Port Moresby, 18 August 2017 – Workshops to improve disaster management systems are being implemented in four pilot provinces and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in August and September by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Disaster Centre (NDC).

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Time for PNG to reflect as no women elected to parliament

Port Moresby, 3 August 2017 – The United Nations Development Programme has joined the Registrar of Political Parties, the Chief Ombudsman and the highest polling female candidate in the national elections to call for political leaders, governments and voters to commit to real change to progress female participation in politics, after no women were elected to the 2017 Papua New Guinea Parliament.

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Report finds 80% of employers say skills shortages hinder hiring

Port Moresby, 10 August 2017 – A new report by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Papua New Guinea’s labour market has found that skill shortages are a major hindernace to employment growth.

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SDG Champions return from successful Bougainville mission

Buka, 1 August 2017 – Elite Papua New Guinea athletes on their first mission to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) have achieved great success in the region's communities and schools.

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Five regions targeted for Tsunami Preparedness Project

Port Moresby, July 17, 2017 – Five schools in tsunami-prone regions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will benefit from a new tsunami preparedness project developed under the leadership of the National Disaster Centre (NDC).

World TV Award for ‘Best Documentary’ brought home to PNG by EMTV

Today EMTV showcased its international award for ‘Best Documentary’ for the film ‘Driving the Change’ in Port Moresby, following the World TV Awards in China. It’s the first time that PNG has won this prestigious annual international award, which was  presented to EMTV in the humanitarian category, through its...

UNDP urges PNG to protect its biodiversity on World Environment Day June 5

Port Moresby, June 5, 2017 - On World Environment Day, representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) urged Papua New Guineans to support further protections for the country's unique environment.

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Over 100 international observers to witness PNG Elections

Port Moresby, 15 May 2017 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the 2017 national election in Papua New Guinea (PNG) by coordinating and supporting over 100 international electoral observers.

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Workshop tests PNG’s readiness for major disasters

Port Moresby, May 12, 2017 - Key Government officials and representatives of the humanitarian community, met today at the National Disaster Centre to test a new framework designed for planning and managing recovery from disasters in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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UNDP and bmobile-vodafone partner to further Sustainable Development Goals

Port Moresby, March 30, 2017 -  A special edition of top-up cards to promote the Sustainable Development Goals in Papua New Guinea is being released next month as part of a new partnership between The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and bmobile-vodafone. The partnership will harness the power of...

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Historic Gender Based Violence Strategy launched

Port Moresby, 24 March 2017 –  Representatives from the United Nations have congratulated the Government of Papua New Guinea for launching the country’s first national strategy to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV). The National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender Based Violence,...

Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across the Asia Pacific region

Port Moresby, 22 March 2017 –  Exclusion of women, people living in remote areas and vulnerable communities has hindered the progress of human development and led to significant inequality within the Asia-Pacific region, a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed. The Human...

Cherish and protect forests on International Day of Forests, March 21

                                                          Port Moresby, 21 March 2017 - Papua New Guineans are being urged to reflect on the importance of forests and trees in our lives on March 21, the International Day of Forests. PNG has a very high level of forest cover, at 80 per cent, making it one of...

UNDP provides new vehicle to Family Support Centre in Bougainville

Port Moresby, 16 March 2017 –   A new Toyota Land Cruiser, donated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bougainville, will help more people access healing and counselling services and trauma monitoring provided by the Family Support Centre (FSC). The vehicle will enable youth, ex-combatants and...

50 female election candidates chosen in highly competitive process

Port Moresby, 28 February 2017 –  Fifty female candidates who intend to run in the 2017 national elections have been selected to participate in a week of training on parliamentary processes. In  a highly competitive process,  participants from 22 provinces were selected from over 200 applicants and will betrained...

World Premier of PNG Documentary ‘Driving The Change’

Port Moresby, February 16, 2017 -  A unique and powerful documentary produced in Papua New Guinea (PNG) by EMTV and funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will premier this weekend. ‘Driving The Change’ is an inspiring story, which focuses on the struggle and success of the remote highlands...

Call for nominations: Equator Prize 2017 launches global search for nature-based solutions for local development

New York - Port Moresby, February 13, 2017 – The Equator Initiative today announced its global call for nominations for this year’s Equator Prize, an international award that recognizes exceptional local solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Nominations are open through 8 March 2017. This ninth cycle...

"Driving The Change" - new documentary about Sustainable Development Goals in PNG

We are happy to announce the premier of our new documentary "Driving The Change". It's about the challenging journey of a remote community in Papua New Guinea, who - despite many difficulties - managed to bring economic development to its people, providing them with livelihood opportunities, water, electricity and...

6 ways UNDP engaged with young people in Asia and the Pacific in 2016

With more than half of the world's young people living in Asia and the Pacific, they are a crucial partner in the race to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub and Country Offices have positioned themselves to be the partner of choice for youth empowerment and engagement in...

Kol blong aplikeisen: Meri instait long Paliment praktis trenin.

Kol blong aplikeisen: Meri instait long Paliment praktis trenin. Pot Mosbi, 1 Febuari, 2017- UN Divelopmen Progrem i tokaut long aplikeisen blong Meri instait long Paliment trenin long mon Mas 2017 long Pot Mosbi. Displa prektis trenin bai lukim ol PNG meri i lainim rot blong sanap long eleksen na rot blong politiks na lidasip,...

UN Congratulates National Government and the ABG for establishing the Bougainville Referendum Commission

Port Moresby, 24 January 2017 –     The historic signing ceremony for the establishment of the new Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) was held on 24th of January 2017 at the Prime Minister’s Office, Manasupe House Waigani, Port Moresby. Under the Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA) signed between the...

Community-Information Center opened in Bougainville

Buka Town, 23 January 2017 – The first of its kind Community Information Centre was opened in the North Bougainville Region. Supported by the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Peacebuilding Fund, the Community Information Center will serve as a “one-stop shop” where visitors can learn about the work...

Bougainvillians keep walking and talking peace!

Hailed a success, the Bougainville Peace Walk, held on Friday 9th of December 2016 in Buka Town, was a reminder for every Bougainvillean men, women and children to stand for peace, and peace by peaceful means. The event saw participants from the Bougainville Government, the National Government, Development...

Over 80% of PNG employers say skills shortages impede hiring

Port Moresby, 14 December 2016 - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) in PNG and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu have released preliminary findings of the joint survey on business’ skill needs, launched in September 2016. The survey has received over 230 responses from employers across all key sectors and locations of...

UN launches Be The Change campaign to drive action on the Sustainable Development Goals in PNG

Port Moresby, November 9, 2016 -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched new campaign to inspire individual citizens, the Government, civil society and business leaders in Papua New Guinea to collectively realize their promise on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new campaign – Be The...

UNDP environmental portfolio projects - summary and results

UNDP in Papua New Guinea works with the Government to help strengthen its capacity to address environmental challenges at the national and community levels, seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through pilot projects. Through our projects, which are...

Our Campaign || Be the Change - Ideas for Your School

As part of our #BeTheCHange campaign, we are sharing simple tips on how to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals.  In this episode we gathered ideas for your school - simple to implement, but with long-lasting results. Join our campaign, implement these ideas and make your school a changemaker! #BeTheChange...

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...