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  • 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.

  • UNDP and bmobile-vodafone partner to further Sustainable Development Goals Mar 30, 2017

    A special edition of top-up cards to promote the Sustainable Development Goals in Papua New Guinea is being released next month as part of a new partnership between The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and bmobile-vodafone.

  • Historic Gender Based Violence Strategy launched Mar 24, 2017

    Representatives from the United Nations have congratulated the Government of Papua New Guinea for launching the country’s first national strategy to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV).

  • Exclusion and inequality lead to uneven development across the Asia Pacific region Mar 22, 2017

    Exclusion of women, people living in remote areas and vulnerable communities has hindered the progress of human development and led to significant inequality within the Asia-Pacific region, a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed.

  • Cherish and protect forests on International Day of Forests, March 21 Mar 21, 2017

    - Papua New Guineans are being urged to reflect on the importance of forests and trees in our lives on March 21, the International Day of Forests. PNG has a very high level of forest cover, at 77 per cent, making it one of the most extensively forested countries in the world. Two million hectares of this are managed as ‘protected areas’.

  • UNDP provides new vehicle to Family Support Centre in Bougainville Mar 17, 2017

    A new Toyota Land Cruiser, donated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bougainville, will help more people access healing and counselling services and trauma monitoring provided by the Family Support Centre (FSC).