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  • Living on the frontlineAug 18, 2016Mama 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.

  • UN hails upcoming Development Forum in JiwakaAug 10, 2016UN is pleased to join development partners and Government representatives in Jiwaka Province for a Development Forum next week. The 2-day forum, organized by Jiwaka Provincial Government, is an opportunity to share challenges faced by the province in its development and discuss opportunities for improvements.

  • Are you for plastic-free Port Moresby?Aug 8, 2016"As cities around the world embark on campaigns to reduce plastic usage, Port Moresby is well positioned to join this movement and become plastic-free city” – says UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Roy Trivedy.

  • PNG to develop information systems for disastersJul 27, 2016Small-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 good information system for disasters, says a United Nations (UN) Disaster Information expert.

  • Autonomous Bougainville Government Parliamentarians return to Bougainville from Peacebuilding Training in FijiJul 8, 2016Members of the Bougainville House of Representatives including the Regional Member for Bougainville and Minister for Bougainville Affairs Hon. Joe Lera, and the Clerk of the Bougainville House of Representatives Mr. Robert Tapi, recently returned from a five-day training organized by the United Nations Development Programme on Parliament and Peacebuilding. The training was held from 20-24 June 2016.

  • Providing Food and Nutrition support to vulnerable communities in Papua New GuineaJul 7, 2016As 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 provinces. Food distribution is also expected to start for a number of communities in Milne Bay provinces.

  • New system helps to boost Government’s accountabilityJun 21, 2016Timely reporting on public expenditure across PNG has improved by 41% within the last 3 months, since PNG’s Department of Finance introduced a new monitoring and evaluation tool. Before the introduction, only 9 districts out 89 submitted reports on time, now the number increased to 37 districts.

  • Statement on the International Yoga Day by the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Roy TrivedyJun 20, 2016Yesterday we celebrated the second International Day of Yoga. Last year by proclaiming the 21st June as the International Day of Yoga, the United Nations General Assembly, recognised the holistic benefits of Yoga for the health and wellbeing of citizens throughout the world – regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, strength, age or ability of a person.

  • PNG launches national consultations on Protected Area implementation plan and Protected Area BillJun 9, 2016Public consultations on PNG’s Protected Areas Policy, Planning Framework & Draft Bill took place in the regions: Highlands, Momase, New Guinea Islands, Southern and NCD.

  • New Study recommends more sustainable approach to commercial agriculture in PNGJun 3, 2016New study on sustainable approaches to commercial agriculture in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was presented recently in Port Moresby.