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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Autonomous Bougainville Government sets up special committee to support SDGs Jul 13, 2017

    Buka, 13 July 2017– In a historic move, the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) has established a Parliamentary Committee for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all Bougainvilleans (PNG) by 2030.

  • Parliamentary clerks fly in to support PNG Parliament staff Jul 11, 2017

    Port Moresby, 11 July 2017 – The National Parliament of Papua New Guinea in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is hosting a two-day seminar for parliament secretariat staff to help them prepare for administering a new government.

  • Historic conservation agreement signed for East and West New Britain Jul 6, 2017

    Port Moresby, 06 July 2017 – In a historic day for conservation in Papua New Guinea, a PGK1.5m agreement has been signed to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the provinces of East and West New Britain.