Report finds 80% of employers say skills shortages hinder hiring
Aug 10, 2017
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.
Workshop supports national plan to tackle climate change
Aug 9, 2017
Port Moresby, 9 August 2017 – Papua New Guinea (PNG) has taken its first step towards developing a National Adaptation Plan to outline the country’s strategy for adapting to the threats of climate change.
Achieving the SDGs, it is everyone's business
Aug 8, 2017
A universal approach: Why the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must not be done in isolation. In 2013, a distinguished panel of prime ministers, leaders from civil society, private sector and government from across the globe provided a landmark report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Time for PNG to reflect as no women elected to parliament
Aug 3, 2017
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.
SDG Champions return from successful Bougainville mission
Aug 1, 2017
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.
UNDP engages private sector to improve PNG’s climate and weather information
Jul 27, 2017
Lae (Morobe Province), 27 July 2017 – A group of 20 leaders in agribusiness, economic development and agricultural research attended a workshop to discuss a new proposal for funding to assist Papua New Guinea to respond to the challenges of climate change.
SDG Champions fly to Bougainville for Community Rugby Festival
Jul 26, 2017
Port Moresby, July 25, 2017 – Three elite Papua New Guinea athletes, who were recently appointed as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Champions, will attend the Bougainville Community Rugby Festival this week to raise awareness of the global goals.
Bougainville Rugby club captains become ambassadors for Peace and the Sustainable Development Goals
Jul 21, 2017
Buka, July 11, 2017 – Members of the Bougainville Rugby Union that attended the forum facilitated by UNDP to be ambassadors of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Five regions targeted for Tsunami Preparedness Project
Jul 19, 2017
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).
PNG partnering with parliamentary clerks globally to support democracy
Jul 17, 2017
Port Moresby, 10 July 2017 – “Usually when I tell people I work at the parliament, they think that I take notes like a court reporter.”