PNG to develop information systems for disastersJul 27, 2016Small-scale natural disasters such as flash floods and landslides have the potential to cumulatively impact communities harder over the course of years – yet they receive far less attention as compared to major disasters. To improve the situation, there is a need to put in place a good information system for disasters, says a United Nations (UN) Disaster Information expert.
Autonomous Bougainville Government Parliamentarians return to Bougainville from Peacebuilding Training in FijiJul 8, 2016Members of the Bougainville House of Representatives including the Regional Member for Bougainville and Minister for Bougainville Affairs Hon. Joe Lera, and the Clerk of the Bougainville House of Representatives Mr. Robert Tapi, recently returned from a five-day training organized by the United Nations Development Programme on Parliament and Peacebuilding. The training was held from 20-24 June 2016.
Providing Food and Nutrition support to vulnerable communities in Papua New GuineaJul 7, 2016As part of the overall El Niño response, the UN country team and the Government of PNG are working closely to provide relief and recovery support to the most affected communities in the country. Targeted food and nutrition interventions have been rolled out for the affected communities in Enga and Hela provinces. Food distribution is also expected to start for a number of communities in Milne Bay provinces.
New system helps to boost Government’s accountabilityJun 21, 2016Timely reporting on public expenditure across PNG has improved by 41% within the last 3 months, since PNG’s Department of Finance introduced a new monitoring and evaluation tool. Before the introduction, only 9 districts out 89 submitted reports on time, now the number increased to 37 districts.
Statement on the International Yoga Day by the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, Roy TrivedyJun 20, 2016Yesterday we celebrated the second International Day of Yoga. Last year by proclaiming the 21st June as the International Day of Yoga, the United Nations General Assembly, recognised the holistic benefits of Yoga for the health and wellbeing of citizens throughout the world – regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, strength, age or ability of a person.
PNG launches national consultations on Protected Area implementation plan and Protected Area BillJun 9, 2016Public consultations on PNG’s Protected Areas Policy, Planning Framework & Draft Bill took place in the regions: Highlands, Momase, New Guinea Islands, Southern and NCD.
New Study recommends more sustainable approach to commercial agriculture in PNGJun 3, 2016New study on sustainable approaches to commercial agriculture in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was presented recently in Port Moresby.
UN commends PNG’s lead on Sustainable Development GoalsMay 31, 2016Papua New Guinea is becoming an inspiring example of leadership on driving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda forward. In the context of multiple high-level events such as the G7 Summit last week and African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Summit this week, the Government of Papua New Guinea is expressing its increasing commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Wanang Conservation Area Awarded Equator Prize in MadangMay 16, 2016Wanang Conservation Area community members received the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize award from the UN Head in Papua New Guinea in recognition of outstanding contribution to environmental conservation, poverty reduction and climate action.
Conservation leader from Papua New Guinea wins 2016 Whitley AwardMay 4, 2016Conservation leader from UNDP supported Tree Kangaroo Conservation Programme from Papua New Guinea wins prestigious international award.
- Discussing climate change issues with journalists, activists and Government partners at this beautiful - and a bit windy - evening #yumiolgeta Yesterday AT 04:57 AM
- Every year PNG experiences 2-3 large-scale disasters and numerous small scale disasters. This hits hard on our communities. See what we are doing to improve the situation. Yesterday AT 08:05 PM
- "When I was a kid I witnessed sorcery torturing in the village, next to my boarding school. The village clans brought 15 men who they suspected in causing recent deaths and tortured them. I was terrified and wanted to scream, but as a bystander I was not allowed to talk – just watch. But inside me I knew it was wrong – it was against any human laws. Growing up as a woman in Papua New Guinea, witnessing life as it is – with all its challenges, hardships, male-dominated culture– my passion for human rights grew stronger every day. I pursued my path and now I work on human rights issues. This field of work is very complex – it touches every sphere of our lives. I see some positive changes, but there is still so much more work. I love our rich and authentic culture, and I am for preserving its best parts. But we also have to acknowledge that some – darker - parts of our culture are against human rights, and we need to learn how to let them go" Josephine, our colleague from the Office of the High Comissioner for Human Rights #humansUNDP Tuesday AT 08:55 PM
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