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Press releases

  • Central Province identifies disaster vulnerable communities Sep 14, 2017

    Port Moresby, 14 September 2017– The Central Province Disaster Office will use a new Disaster Risk Assessment report to focus their attention on communities vulnerable to disasters in the province.

  • PNG Bids for Global Climate Change Funds Sep 13, 2017

    Port Moresby, 13 September 2017- A proposal for a new multi-million dollar project by the Government of Papua New Guinea, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to draw support from the global Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help PNG adapt to climate change.

  • New Assessment outlines serious disaster threats for Bougainville Sep 11, 2017

    Port Moresby, 11 September 2017– A new Disaster Risk Assessment report released recently shows the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) is highly prone to multiple hazards including earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

  • Historic women’s conference highlighting peacebuilding priorities Aug 31, 2017

    Buka, 31 August 2017: Women in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville are meeting in Buka to discuss key issues and priorities for them, as the region makes progresses towards the referendum.

  • PNG’s Collaborative Approach to Tackle Climate Change Aug 31, 2017

    Port Moresby, 31 August 2017 – Key representatives from forestry, land, agriculture and the environment sectors are coming together this month to take part in sector retreats around Papua New Guinea (PNG) to help the nation secure increased international funding and support to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

  • Call for small environment grant proposals Aug 30, 2017

    Port Moresby August 31, 2017: Civil society and media organisations, academic institutions and foundations which are seeking financial support to combat critical environmental problems are encouraged to apply for the United Nation’s Development Programme’s Small Grants Programme (SGP).

  • UNDP funds 12 new conservation graduates Aug 22, 2017

    Port Moresby, 22 August 2017– The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is funding 12 new graduate positions in the Papua New Guinea Government to support the nation’s Conservation and Environment Protection Authority (CEPA).

  • OUTCOME STATEMENT Forum on Women Candidates’ Participation in the 2017 PNG Election Aug 21, 2017

    Port Moresby, 21 August 2018 – No women will be sitting in the 10th Parliament when it holds its first session on August 22, even though 167 women contested as candidates in the recent elections, more women than have ever before nominated for the PNG National Parliament.

  • Workshops preparing provinces for disasters Aug 18, 2017

    Port Moresby, 18 August 2017 – Workshops to improve disaster management systems are being implemented in four pilot provinces and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in August and September by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Disaster Centre (NDC).

  • 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.