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  • 29 Nov 2013
    Presentation of the portfolios of low income households

    Stakeholders driving financial inclusion in PNG gathered over two days this week to discuss the implications of the Diaries findings for achieving the National Financial Inclusion target of 1 million by end of 2015.

  • 28 Nov 2013
    Workshop held to discuss translation of wealth from natural resource extraction into sustainable human development

    UNDP held a consultative workshop on human development in collaboration with the Government in Port Moresby to discuss discussed UNDP’s second National Human Development Report (NHDR) with the theme of ‘From Nature to People: Translating Resource Wealth into Sustainable Human Development’.

  • 26 Nov 2013
    UNREDD+ in collaboration with OCCD and WCS held REDD+Training Workshop in Manus

    The PNG UNREDD+ Programme has held a 2 days REDD+ Training workshop in Lorengau, Manus Province on the 26-27th of November 2013. The workshop was basically to validate the REDD+ training manual and in a way, awareness on Climate Change and REDD+ was carried out during the event. A total of 21 participants, mainly government officials from the provincial government, few from the local level government and resource owners attended the training.

  • 09 Oct 2013
    UNREDD+ Programme has hosted a National Awareness Raising workshop

    The one-day national workshop on Awareness Raising organised by the UN REDD PNG Programme held on September 11th 2013 was a success and a step forward.

  • 12 Sep 2013
    UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    “Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the Pacific

    New York, 2 September, 2013 - Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.

  • 03 Aug 2013
    Updates Rapid Assessment of Institutional Readiness to Deliver Gender-Based Violence and HIV Services

    NACS in Partnership with UNDP is pleased to share the recently released Rapid Assessment of Institutional Readiness to Deliver Gender-Based Violence and HIV Services in Five Provinces of Papua New Guinea, jointly conducted by PNG National AIDS Council Secretariat and UNDP.

  • 24 Jun 2013
    Inter-governmental Financing and Service Delivery workshop completed successfully

    The National Economic and Fiscal Commission (NEFC) organized a series of regional workshop on the issue of “Intergovernmental Financing and Service Delivery”. The workshops carried out in Alotau from 22 to 24 May for the Southern region; in Lae from 4 to 6 June for the Momasse region and East New Britain from 18 to 20 June for the New Guinea Island region.

  • 20 May 2013
    Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) in Papua New Guinea

    The Government of Papua New Guinea’s Department of Finance, has embarked on the implementation of Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) in conducting a self-assessment and diagnostics of the country’s Public Financial Management System (PFMS).

  • 16 May 2013
    Contribution agreement signed between European Commission and UNDP PNG

    A contribution agreement has been signed between the EU and UNDP country office in PNG to implement a disaster risk management project titled “Reducing Risk and Building Community Resilience in Autonomous Region of Bougainville’. The project, with a budget of 540,000 Euros will be implemented over a period of 18 months.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Service improvement (DSIP, PSIP and LLGSIP) awareness workshop completed

    The much talked Service Improvement Programs (DSIP/PSIP/LLGSIP) workshop got underway last week on the 17-18th April 2013 in Port Moresby at Hideaway Hotel. This workshop catered for stakeholders from Gulf and Central provinces and the National Capital District. In attendance were Provincial Administrators with their Deputies, District Administrators, LLG Managers/Presidents and Provincial/District Treasurers.

  • 23 Apr 2013
    PNG Practice Parliament for Women - Remarks by David McLachlan-Karr, UNDP Resident Representative

    Remarks by David McLachlan-Karr, UNDP Resident Representative in the PNG Practice Parliament for women that have brought together and given an opportunity to showcase to the voters and the community what a group of Papau New Guinean women can do if actually elected to Parliament.

  • 19 Apr 2013
    Address of the UN RC at the closing ceremony of the GIS training

    The UN RC remarked that in order to make development sustainable, we need to understand the risks posed by hazards to development and systematically incorporate hazard consideration into development planning process.

  • 08 Apr 2013
    Advance MapInfo training completed successfully

    An advance MapInfo training was conducted from the 8th – 19th April, 2013 under the “Disaster Risk Management Mainstreaming Program for Papua New Guinea” which is jointly implemented by UNDP, SOPAC and National Disaster Centre of Papua New Guinea. The main objective of the training was to provide participants with an overview of the potential benefits of using Geographical Information System (GIS) for disaster risk management and other potential applications.

  • 01 Mar 2013
    National Disaster Centre commenced the review of the Disaster Management Act

    The National Disaster Centre of Papua New Guinea has commenced the review of the existing Disaster Management Act with technical assistance from PNG Constitutional Law Reform Commission. Earlier UNDP assisted the Government of PNG strengthen the current DRM governance arrangements through revision of the National Disaster Risk Management Plan (NDRM Plan) that provided an institutional framework for DRM at all levels and paved the way for the revision of the existing DM legislation.

  • 20 Feb 2013
    PCaB Support to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

    The PCaB Management visited the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARB) on the 25th – 26th Feb 2013. The travelling team included the Chief Technical Specialist Mr. Tito Balboa, National Program Coordinator Mr. Sam Erepan and ENB Provincial Support Advisor Mr. Geoffrey Kedeke. The trip was part of the awareness of the program to extend its technical support to the ARB in 2013 and onwards.

  • 10 Dec 2012
    Excellence in Anti-Corruption Reporting Media Awards 2012 - Speech by Mr. David McLachlan-Karr, UNDP

    Speaking on the occasion the RC remarked that corruption negatively impacts Papua New Guinea’s achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and all future work in equitable human development. As such, tackling corruption requires the strong commitment of government, but it also requires the support of civil society, including the media, to hold the government accountable for what it does on behalf of its citizens.

  • 24 Oct 2012
    UN Day 2012: The Future We Want - Speech by Mr. David McLachlan-Karr, UN Resident Coordinator

    The RC remarked that UN is committed to working closely alongside the PNG Government, and with all our development partners, to find solutions and bring about sustainable development in PNG. In March this year, the UN agencies. funds and programmes in PNG signed the UN Development Assistance Framework UNDAF – the cornerstone of our collective work – for the period 2012-2015. The UNDAF is closely aligned with national development aspirations of the Medium-term Development Plan 2011-2015, the Development Strategic Plan and the Vision 2050.