Papua New Guinea, leading the way on SDG 17; Partnerships

Oct 12, 2017

A diagram showing the role of business in implementing Agenda 2030 in PNG.

"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." said Douveri Henao, Executive Director of the Business Council of PNG.

The Government of the Philippines and United Nations Development Programme hosted a 2017 Regional Knowledge Exchange in Manila, Philippines on the 2nd - 4th October. The exchange brought together stakeholders from across industries to share knowledge on how countries are engaging and accelerating progress against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  PNG was well represented at the event with colleagues from the Department of National Planning and Monitoring and the Business Council of PNG in attendance.

Mr Henao when sharing his experiences at the exchange on the role of business in implementing Agenda 2030 in Papua New Guinea said; "The SDGs present a unique opportunity for businesses to engage in development. Businesses across the world have declared their interest in supporting these Global Goals and PNG is no different. The Business Council is working in partnership with UNDP to develop mechanisms that will further engage businesses in progressing Agenda 2030".

"PNG can be a world leader, and with PNG's Chairing of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in 2018, we have a unique opportunity to support the sustainable development agenda and business participation, " Henao said.

The Sustainable Development Goals came into effect on the 1st January 2016 and will run until 2030. Paua New Guinea is one of 193 countries that signed up to the 17 Goals that aim to end hunger, eliminate poverty, achieve equal rights for all and ensure a sustainable and protected environment.

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Douveri Henao, Executive Director of the Business Council of PNG at the 2017 Regional Knowledge Exchange in Manila.

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