Crisis prevention & recovery

Overview

Papua New Guinea (PNG) faces high levels of crisis risks, which undermine hard won development gains and hamper equitable human development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The combination of man-made crises - such as inequalities, social fragmentation, chronic tribal and ethnic fighting, high levels of gender-based and armed violence, widespread and growing availability of small arms - as well as natural disasters leaves the population highly vulnerable, in particular women, children and young people. Conversely, where development is inequitable, unsustainable, and non-inclusive, the level of crisis risks is exacerbated.

Our Goals

Through an integrated crisis risk management (CRM) approach addressing the risks to a variety of hazards before, during and after a crisis, UNDP – in close collaboration with the UN sister agencies - works towards the overall outcome of government and civil society at national and provincial level contributing to the reduced vulnerability of women, girls, men and boys to crisis risks. more

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Sports breaking barriers in ABG

UNDP has been applying the concept of peace fairs and sport games to the peace and reconciliation process of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Autonomous Region Bougainville (ARB). This blend of sports, music and culture has borne fruits and is breaking barriers between divided youth UNDP has been applying the concept of peace fairs and sport games to the peace and reconciliation process of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Autonomous Region Bougainville (ARB).

Projects and Initiatives

UNDP remains focused on meeting Bougainvillean aspirations of peace building and reconciliation, longer-term socio-economic recovery, including reintegration, rehabilitation and trauma counseling for ex-combatants and others affected by the conflict. more

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Our Stories

  • School children participating in the peace walk

    Finding the ‘lost generation'
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    Eddie Kenai is a husband, a father and a youth leader in his hometown of Buka in Bougainville. In 2011, as a volunteer with the UN,MORE

  • Waring factions gathering for signing of peace agreement

    Peace Building in Bougainville
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    In 2001, the Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA) - signed between the national Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) and leaders representing the people of Bougainville -MORE