Sustainable Development Goals

Stats vital for SDGs

Data collected gives clear development indicators, shows where a country stands and how well they are performing in terms of achieving the SDGs like poverty eradication and life expectancy rates.

In developing countries like PNG, accurate and reliable statistics systems barely exist and struggle to measure many of their indicators, many times using proxies to give estimates, says the National Statistical Office.

NSO says they and the government have a lot of work to do to improve the country’s administrative data.

Young leaders to attend UN forum

During the 7th Forum, youth representatives will voice their opinions, share ideas and think together about what they can do to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Taking place between 30th and 31st January, the Economic and Social Youth Forum is an annual platform through which youth from the Member States contribute to policy discussions at the United Nations.

The United Nations in PNG is supporting the participation of four youth who are from the different provinces of the country, starting with Lydia Dimokari, Darusila Puipui, Milton Kisapai and Joe Harry.

Good data needed

The United Nations believes accurate and up-to-date data is vital for monitoring progress, informing policy decisions and ensuring accountability to citizens.

These statements follow the launching of the #PNGdata4development Network website during United Nations Day 2017 Celebrations on Tuesday (Oct 24), marking the 72nd Anniversary of the United Nations.

Celebrate acts of courage by ordinary women!

PNG must call for change and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of this country.

Since 1975, International Women’s Day has been celebrated around the world on the 8th of March. This year's

theme is Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030.

Rural village praised for launching development association

The Gasagasa Development Association (GDA) was launched this week with a mission to empower rural village people with life skills and knowledge while bringing basic services to the community.

Most of its goals are adapted from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Police officer Sargent Naomi Mara of Rural & Urban in Policing congratulated the people for forming the association in their village as this will help cut down on law and order problems.

Village launches development association

The Gasagasa Development Association (GDA) was launched with a dedication service event on Monday, February 27.

GDA was just formed with a mission to empower rural village people with life skills and knowledge while bringing basic services to the community.

Most of its goals are adapted from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Villager Josupo Hollowe highlighted that they formed the association to work together with government agencies, donors and non-government organisation.

Youth champions urging peers to stand up for SDGs

Bronwyn Kili, Lydia Dimokali, and Nathan Garry have been selected as the Youth Champions for the Global Goals by the United Nations in Papua New Guinea and are generating a youth movement towards the Goals.

Last week three champions organised a workshop for representatives from the University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea University of Technology, National Capital District Gender Desk, Basketball Federation Papua New Guinea, High Performance Sports, Mission Vibe, and Youth for Change.

UN documentary to premiere on local TV station

“Driving the Change” is an inspiring story which focuses on the struggle and success of the remote highlands community of Domil in Jiwaka Province as it transforms itself and strives to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals.  

The 17 DG, which are adopted by PNG and 192 other UN Member states in 2015, are a universal call to action to end poverty protect the planet and ensure that all peole enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

PNG Doco driving change in Highlands village

Domil in Jiwaka Province is one of four villages that took on the MDG Acceleration Project, a pilot initiative developed by the EU in 2012 and implemented by UNDP with support from the Department of National Planning and Monitoring.

The success achieved through a collective effort of the locals is highlighted in a documentary "Driving The Change", to premiere tonight.

The documentary features Bernard Gunn - director of the NGO Integral Community Health and Development in Domil.

SDGs to align businesses social responsibilities

President of the Business Council of PNG, David Toua, said this when giving the business community’s perspective of the SDGs.

Toua said many corporations and businesses have been pursuing corporate social responsibility or community engagements, which underpin the 17 components of the SDGs.

He named companies who have been operating through their foundations which have been consistently working to deliver community projects around the country.