Sustainable Development Goals

SDG’s to improve on MDG’s shortfall

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) endorsed by the United Nations in September 2015 aim to improve on the shortfalls of the MDG’s.

The SDG’s are a new set of goals adopted by United Nation members to achieve over the next 15 years.

SDG’s Coordinator in the United Nations Development Program to PNG, Pio Smith, says while there have been many successes of the MDG’s, implemented from 2000 to 2015, it was also important to talk about the failures.

UN celebrates 71st anniversary with 17 goals

Every year, UN Day marks the anniversary since 1945.

In Papua New Guinea, the UN started is operations in 1976. Today there are 14 UN agencies based in the country and working across different thematic areas in support of the Government of Papua New Guinea and its people.

The theme of this year’s UN Day celebrations is the Sustainable Development Goals. The UN in Papua New Guinea encourages everyone to understand the 17 Goals and urges all to contribute to the implementation of the SDGs.

All girls count, says UN

In a statement, the UN says: “The wellbeing, human rights and empowerment of the world’s 1.1 billion girls are central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”.

“When we agreed on that agenda, we promised girls quality education and health services.

“We committed to ending discrimination and violence against girls, and harmful practices like child marriage.

“We pledged to leave no one behind.

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Politial Party brands a values

Political parties in PNG were given an insight into the values that define party brands in Australian politics.

Ramu project landowners demand K10 million BDG

Today is International Day of Peace

The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end, the UN says in a statement.

“But the UN thinks that peace is about much more than putting weapons aside. It is about building a society in which people live free from poverty and share the benefits of prosperity.”

The theme of this year’s Peace Day highlights the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which 193 Member States of the UN unanimously adopted last year as building blocks for peace. 

Angobe says SDG’s aim to help PNG fight poverty

The United Nations have adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for the world’s future, through to 2030. These goals are reinforced through 169 detailed targets agreed to by nearly all the world’s nations, on September 25, 2015 in New York.

Secretary-General for the Papua New Guinea National Commission for UNESCO Andrew Angobe says the SDGs have presented an opportunity for most countries in the Asia Pacific region to mobilize its resources to embark on a new path to improve the lives of its people.

Six NCD schools participate in debate challenge

They are Badihagwa, Gerehu, Jubilee, Marianville, Port Moresby International School and newcomers Koiari Park High School.

Previously known as the IBS School Debate, the Emstret Tokaut Debate Challenge is scheduled from August 29 to September 1.  

The challenge also includes schools from other provinces and comprises three competition categories, Provincial, National and Melanesian.

The schools will battle it out for the three days and the overall winner, the provincial champions, will represent their regions in the National Championships.

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Kiunga under siege after man shot dead

The mining township of Kiunga in the Western Province was brought to a standstill after rioting and looting broke out today.

Portion 152 LNG plant landowners threaten to shutdown project

UNDP stresses on good partnership to achieve SDGs

The SDGs, known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015.

The MDGs, adopted in 2000, was aimed at issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality, and access to water and sanitation.

The new Global Goals go much further than the MDGs, addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people.

UN adopts ambitious sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals were signed by 193 countries at the UN summit on Friday night. The event included speeches from Pope Francis and Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who became a Nobel laureate after surviving a Taliban attack, and a performance by the pop star Shakira.

The 17 goals apply to all countries, rich and poor, and include 169 action targets that aim to tackle poverty, climate change and inequality for all people around the world.

They come at the end of more than three years of negotiations between countries.