Peer Review - Protected AreasJun 13, 2015Papua New Guinea is a step closer to having a new protected area legislation to implement the National Protected Area Policy 2014
Papua New Guinea Reckons With Unmet Development GoalsMay 27, 2015As Papua New Guinea celebrates 40 years of independence, 2015 marks a defining year for the largest Pacific Island nation, set to record 15 percent GDP growth this year. However, unless the government tightens up its policies, the country will likely fail to achieve any of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) despite making significant progress in the past few years.
PNG continues building its REDD+ national capacityMay 21, 2015The Papuan New Guinea Government welcomed the next chapter in building its capacity for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).
The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme invests in BIMA to provide Microinsurance productsMay 21, 2015The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and Bima launched a partnership to provide micro insurance products in rural Papua New Guinea (PNG), including the Highlands Region. PFIP’s partnership and investment in Bima is made possible through the support of the European Union and the Australian Government, and through the commitment of the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) and its Governor, Loi Bakani.
Papua New Guinea Forest Authority receives assistance from UN-REDD Programme and EU to develop first National Forest InventoryMay 20, 2015The project is funded by the European Union (EUR 5.8 million), UNDP under the UN-REDD Programme (EUR 2 million) and is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the PNG Forest Authority. The project is expected to be completed by September 2017.
Sustainable development goals: all you need to knowMay 13, 2015The countdown has begun to September’s summit on the sustainable development goals, with national governments now discussing the 17 goals that could transform the world by 2030.
UNDP kicks off training support to 2015 Bougainville electionsApr 30, 2015UNDP is starting a comprehensive training programme focusing on election Scrutineers, Returning Officers, and Media in Bougainville.
UNDP to work with the Government of Papua New Guinea to establish early-warning system to fight floods Apr 23, 2015UNDP in partnership with the Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD) will start developing early-warning systems for inland and coastal flooding to enable local communities to cope with the floods and enhance country’s capacity to adapt to flood-related risks.
New corruption cases uncovered with “Phones Against Corruption” initiativeApr 10, 2015Two public officials in Papua New Guinea have been arrested for fund mismanagement of more than 2 million US dollars. Five more are waiting for court decisions, and approximately other 250 cases are being investigated - thanks to "Phones Against Corruption" initiative.
40 best business ideas selected - Kumul GameChangersApr 9, 2015Best 40 ideas are selected for the first Papua New Guinea’s business plan competition, the Kumul Game Changers. Ideas were selected from over 300 applications by emerging Papua New Guinean entrepreneurs.
- Welcome to all the teams to PNG for the Pacific Games 2015! You will be hearing this chant regularly in coming days as the PNG teams give their best. Good luck to all teams! We love experiencing the special unity that comes from friendship and sportsmanship. Yesterday AT 04:37 AM
- A different kind of delivery! We talk a lot about delivery in the world of development, and what we mean is, are we seeing results? PNG UN staff made a delivery of a different kind on June 30, and they got results, when they organised and participated in a blood donation drive in their office building. Hospitals in PNG are always running low on essential blood supplies, especially around the holidays and special events when there is an influx of people into the capital. They predict an increased need for blood during the Pacific Games, when Port Moresby will be full to overflowing. 40 bags of blood were donated from staff from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, the International Organization for Migration, the Regional Coordinator's Office and UN's security support team. Those bags of blood will be used to save the lives of Papua New Guineans, and we encourage you all to consider making a donation - the life that is saved may be your parent, your child, or even you. Huge thanks to Alithia Barampataz from OHCHR for organising the drive, and to Anna Megueria from PMGH Corporate Blood Drive. Thursday AT 03:53 AM
- Learning from Bougainville's successful elections. The President has been sworn in, and now it's time to focus on what was learned from Bougainville's third general elections. This photo shows participants at the Autonomous Bougainville Government's 2015 Lessons Learned workshop for the Central Bougainville Region. The workshops, being held around the Autonomous Region, are driven by Bougainvilleans and the solutions being discussed are locally-owned. The workshop at Arawa, from 22-23 June 2015, is supported by UNDP in partnership with the ABG and the Office of Bougainville Electoral Commission (OBEC). Around 40 people participated, including voters, candidates, scrutineers and poll workers. A spirit of openness prevailed, as shown by the participation of two of the unsuccessful presidential candidates, Mr Sam Kauona and Mr Rubén Siera. The sessions were facilitated by the lead elections consultant Ray Kennedy, supported by UNDP's Lawrence Bassie and UNDP Arawa colleagues. 23 June AT 12:30 AM
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