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  • Over 80% of PNG employers say skills shortages impede hiring Dec 14, 2016

    he 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 Papua New Guinea.

  • Bougainvillians keep walking and talking peace ! Dec 13, 2016

    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.

  • UN Secretary General's Message on Human Rights Day Dec 8, 2016

    As United Nations Secretary-General over the last decade, I have repeatedly stressed the interdependence of the three pillars of the United Nations -- peace, sustainable development and human rights. Together, they form the basis of resilient and cohesive societies rooted in inclusion, justice and the rule of law.

  • UN calls for increased efforts to combat corruption as part of International Anti-Corruption Day Dec 7, 2016

    Every year on 9th of December the world celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day with an aim to raise public awareness of corruption and what people can do to fight it.

  • UN urges to Leave No One Behind Dec 2, 2016

    Every year on December 3, countries all around the world celebrate the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Today, the world population is over 7 billion people. More than one billion people, approximately 15 per cent of the world's population, live with some form of disability, including in Papua New Guinea. With life expectancy rates increasing in most countries, it is also evident that more people worldwide will experience some form of disability at some time in our lives.

  • [Video] "Phones Against Corruption" regional knowledge exchange workshop Nov 24, 2016

    News reports on "Phones Against Corruption" initiative. PNG is fighting corruption using mobile phones. The success of the initiative was shared with other Pacific countries at the regional knowledge exchange workshop.

  • Ways to strengthen public service delivery and anti-corruption initiatives discussed in Port Moresby Nov 24, 2016

    Regional knowledge exchange workshop focused on Government-Citizen partnership for Ethical Governance took place in Port Moresby. The workshop discussed the ways Pacific Governments can effectively engage with citizens through innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and improve its public service delivery, including anti-corruption initiatives. Participants included representatives from Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.

  • PNG Organization becomes a member of the global civil society network Nov 17, 2016

    United Nauro-Gor Inc., a community-based organization that works to promote peace, unity and sustainable development in Nauro Gor, Simbu province has become the first civil society organization from Papua New Guinea to join a global civil-society network of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) – the GEF-CSO Network.

  • Land suitability and future deforestation models as support tools for PNG's REDD+ policy Nov 16, 2016

    A stakeholder consultation workshop on agricultural mapping was held in Port Moresby on the 4th of November 2016. The workshop was organized to present the results of a study that 1) assessed the extent of current agricultural area in five provinces, and 2) estimated future scenarios for agricultural expansion in these provinces.

  • Vital role of Parliamentarians in the Pacific to implement SDGs Nov 15, 2016

    Parliamentarians from the Pacific countries, including Papua New Guinea are meeting in Fiji to discuss Sustainable Development Goals and human rights issues.