Papua New Guinea’s marine environment is vast and diverse, covering approximately 1.6 million square kilometres. It lies at the heart of the Coral Triangle, with the highest coral diversity in the world. Papua New Guinea's abundant ocean resources contain significant potential to catalyse new economic opportunities for nearly ten percent of the population that live within one kilometre of the sea.
Port Moresby, 31 March 2021: The United Nations Development Programme is partnering with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) to launch a new information management system that will better protect women and girls across the country. 
The importance of accounting for biodiversity and ecosystem services for future economic and environment sustainability is growing globally with Papua New Guinea now joining these efforts.
In this week of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021 – with the global launch of the 2021-2030 Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – Papua New Guinea will see a celebration of events to begin this new decade of action to restore the natural environment.
We are pleased to share our May 2021 newsletter edition.
This Report takes a look at the results UNDP achieved with countries and communities through 12 intense months; and features UNDP’s global ideas and research on building forward better.
Port Moresby, 8 March 2021:Celebrating women on the frontline of the COVID-19 response and recovery for 2021 International Women’s Day, is in honour of women’s leadership roles in Papua New Guinea.

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60%

population of youth

12 %

wage employment rate

2 712

gross national income (GNI) per capita

155

out of 193 countries in the Human Development Index

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