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Press releases

  • A step closer to better management of disasters in PNG Jun 16, 2017

    Port Moresby, June 16, 2017 - Papua New Guinea has taken another significant step towards establishing a National Disaster Risk Framework, with a newly formed Technical Working Group meeting last week at the National Disaster Centre to support the development of the Framework.

  • IT Resource Centre to transform parliament for Bougainville Jun 16, 2017

    Port Moresby, June 16, 2017 - Members of the Bougainville House of Representatives (BHOR) will now be able to access high-tech IT services to support to parliamentarians to work more efficiently, thanks to funding from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • World TV Award for ‘Best Documentary’ brought home to PNG by EMTV Jun 13, 2017

    Port Moresby, June 13, 2017- Today EMTV showcased its international award for ‘Best Documentary’ for the film ‘Driving the Change’ in Port Moresby, following the World TV Awards in China.

  • UNDP urges PNG to protect its biodiversity on World Environment Day June 5 Jun 5, 2017

    Port Moresby, June 5, 2017 - On World Environment Day, representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) urged Papua New Guineans to support further protections for the country's unique environment.

  • PNG prepares early for potential El Nino event May 30, 2017

    Port Moresby, May 30, 2017 - Key disaster risk management and Government stakeholders held a two day workshop this week to prepare for a potential El Nino event in August which could bring drier-than-normal conditions to Papua New Guinea (PNG).

  • Over 100 international observers to witness PNG Elections May 15, 2017

    Port Moresby, 15 May 2017 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the 2017 national election in Papua New Guinea (PNG) by coordinating and supporting over 100 international electoral observers.

  • Workshop tests PNG’s readiness for major disasters May 12, 2017

    Port Moresby, May 12, 2017 - Key Government officials and representatives of the humanitarian community, met today at the National Disaster Centre to test a new framework designed for planning and managing recovery from disasters in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

  • Positioning PNG as a global leader in sustainable palm oil production Apr 24, 2017

    Port-Moresby, April 20, 2017 – Moving towards a future of more sustainable palm oil production in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was the main focus of discussions at a Government of PNG workshop held in Port Moresby last week with support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • National plan to address climate change - now a step closer Mar 30, 2017

    Stakeholders from across civil society and private sector have participated in a workshop to agree on a national plan to help address climate change through the management, conservation and sustainable use of PNG’s forests at a workshop today.

  • Ambassador Noel Sinclair Obituary Mar 30, 2017

    The UN family in Papua New Guinea is very sad to hear of the death of Ambassador Sinclair. Many people in Papua New Guinea, and especially in Bougainville, will remember his contribution to building the peace after the Bougainville conflict. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.