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"Anything is achievable, if you believe you can"

On a regular day, Ms. Elissa Cavanagh, the UN's Common Services Manager in Papua New Guinea oversees support services for UNDP and other UN agencies. She oversees the common premises budget,…  


Communicating peace for Bougainville

Developing mutual key messages on the Bougainville Peace Agreement is a complex affair. UNDP supports both governments in providing jointly agreed information to the people of Bougainville and Papua…  


The Spotlight Initiative in Papua New Guinea Impact Report 2020-2021

The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. This is one of the…  


UNDP builds skills on Biodiversity, Forests and Ecosystem Conservation in Enga Province

More people live above 2,000 meters in Enga province than anywhere else in Papua New Guinea. Located in the Highlands region, the 295,000 inhabitants are prone to frost and disruptions of subsistence…  


Rebuilding lives in Idauwi

In his well-worn pick-up truck, Father Isaiah Timba travels along the bumpy road from Tari Town to Idauwi in Tari-Pori District, Hela Province. Along the way, he stops to offer a lift to two ladies…  


Roadshows roll out across Papua New Guinea on the future of Protected Areas

The Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, in partnership with UNDP, is rolling out regional roadshows to share information on updates relevant to the future of protected areas in Papua…  


Papua New Guinea signs agreement to protect 'megadiverse' Kimbe Bay

In the face of Papua New Guinea’s extraordinary natural heritage, most of the country’s highly biodiverse marine and coastal ecosystems are not well protected or resourced. Until now, sustainable…  


UNDP Papua New Guinea Update | March 2022

Happy to share our March 2022 Newsletter edition  


UK Government supports local solution to address conflict in Papua New Guinea's Highlands

Action to support peace and development in the Highlands has been given a significant boost with the United Kingdom contributing approximately PGK 1 million to services for victims of violence.  


Cash and Voucher Assistance Training for PNG’s Humanitarian Practitioners

Cash and voucher assistance has emerged as an effective and efficient aid tool to deliver assistance following crises in Pacific communities. Governments and humanitarian partners are using cash and…  

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