UNDP Asia and Pacific Director Haoliang Xu visits PNG

Oct 4, 2017

Haoliang Xu, Director of UNDP in Asia and the Pacific, Roy Trivedy,UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and UNDP staff with The Speaker and Members of the Bougainville House of Representatives. ©Kim Allen/UNDP

Port Moresby, 4 October 2017The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang Xu, will visit Papua New Guinea (PNG) in October 5-10 to discuss with the country’s leaders how UNDP can best continue to support PNG to achieve its development objectives.

This will be Mr Xu’s second visit to PNG since his last visit in August 2014.

While in Papua New Guinea, Mr Xu will meet with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr William Dihm, Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari and other high level Government officials as well as prominent female leaders, donors and members of the private sector.

He will also participate in:   

  • Launch of plans for a new UN Haus at Waigani
  • The launch of PNGs National REDD+ Strategy – aimed at contributing to the country’s green growth development and environmentally sustainable livelihoods, while maintaining natural forests
  • The presentation of a new Disaster Risk Reduction Framework to the Government of Papua New Guinea.

“As Papua New Guinea continues to grow as a leader in the Pacific, UNDP remains committed to working with the government to progress its development goals,” said Mr. Xu “While in the country, I will be consulting with the National Government and our partners on Sustainable Development Goals, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.”

As part of this visit, Mr Xu will travel to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville to meet with Vice President, Hon Raymond Masono and other high level government officials and community members. While there, he will examine UNDP’s peace building and environment efforts  in support of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and the Government of PNG.

Contact information

Serahphina Aupong, UNDP Communications Officer, +675 737 48724, serahphina.aupong@undp.org

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