UNDP provides new vehicle to Family Support Centre in Bougainville
Mar 17, 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).
National Parliament hosts first practice session for women
Mar 14, 2017
The National Parliament hosted a historic first-ever Practice Parliament Session for Women today. The Hon Deputy Speaker John Simon welcomed 50 women from different parts of the country, who are intending to run as candidates in the upcoming elections, into the parliamentary state function room to participate in a mock session. The women have spent the last week undertaking training and skills development on both policy and parliamentary issues.
Second annual Practice Parliament for Women launched in lead up to 2017 elections
Mar 7, 2017
Representatives from the Papua New Guinea Government, the United Nations and the National Parliament came together to welcome female candidates from across the country in the opening ceremony of the 2017 National Practice Parliament for women programme. Fifty candidates who intend to run in the 2017 national elections have been selected for the five day programme from 7-11 March, which is now in its second year. Participants will be trained in critical national policy issues, parliamentary processes and campaign strategies.
50 female election candidates chosen in highly competitive process
Mar 1, 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 on critical national policy issues, parliamentary processes and campaign strategies from 6 to 13 March 2017 in Port Moresby.
New Western Highlands health centre opens to help 15,000 people after years of perseverance
Feb 28, 2017
Trolga, Western Highlands Province, February 28, 2017 – the small western highlands community of Trolga has celebrated the opening of its new 16 room health centre after a 13-year struggle for better health facilities.
World Premier of PNG Documentary ‘Driving The Change’
Feb 15, 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.
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PNG Government seeks to strengthen the community’s voice on climate change and sustainable management of forests
Feb 10, 2017
Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) is designing a system to help people resolve problems arising from the Government’s actions to combat climate change by reducing green house gas emissions (GHG) from deforestation and forest degradation.
"Driving The Change" - new documentary about Sustainable Development Goals in PNG
Feb 8, 2017
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 many more. This is a journey of hard work, dedication and partnership for Sustainable Development Goals.
6 ways UNDP engaged with young people in Asia and the Pacific in 2016
Feb 2, 2017
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 the region.