Leaving no one behind: The healing powers of Patupatuai
Dec 22, 2017
Patupatuai, 19 December 2017 – On a good clear day, you can take a short drive just 20 minutes south of Buin in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and find a tropical oasis; a place both verdant and lush, and with the sound of the ocean and the Solomon Sea just a few short steps away.
PNG’s Goal: A Commitment to Conserve Natural Resources and Environment for future generations
Nov 23, 2017
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is known for its diverse, pristine natural environment and equally rich culture. This keeps the people inherently attached to their land as well as its natural features. The nation is one of the most naturally rich and diverse of any in the world, containing a remarkable 7% of the world’s biodiversity in just 1% of the Earth’s land mass.
Pawa meris of Pari rehabilitate their coastline to fight climate change
Nov 20, 2017
Pari, November 2017, Geua Sasala is what Papua New Guineans would describe as a Pawa Meri; a Tok Pisin term defining a woman who is strong and powerful, and not afraid of ruffling a few feathers.
Leaving the kitchen behind - Bougainville women take the lead
Nov 15, 2017
Arawa, November 2017 - “It’s time for women to come out from behind the so-called kitchen walls. In Bougainvillean culture we haven’t always taken part in the decision-making process, but now we can.”
New cash crops provide a buzz in the Baining’s
Nov 8, 2017
Arabam, May 2017 – “I want to be able to provide for my family, and now I feel better placed to do so,” said Julius Tepemes, a farmer from the community of Arabam in East New Britain.
Disaster Risk Management project to assist Rigo District
Nov 2, 2017
Rigo, November 2017 - Papua New Guinea is prone to regular natural disasters. The country faces a steady threat from a wide range of hazards including floods, cyclones, landslides, drought and earthquakes, among others.
Papua New Guinea, leading the way on SDG 17; Partnerships
Oct 12, 2017
"It's all about localisation and partnerships. Papua New Guinea (PNG) has an opportunity to be a global leader in this space. These are very exciting times."
A medicinal plant and other crops provide a new income for the people of Baining
Aug 30, 2017
East New Britain, August, 2017 - When you live on a remote island in the Pacific, trying to make a living from gardening or subsistence farming is a daily struggle.
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.
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.