United Nations Development Program

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.

No data on violence in PNG

This was revealed at a three-day work shop training held in Kokopo, East New Britain, a week ago by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The training was aimed at all co-agencies in the province who advocate for and deal with gender-based violence. It was to equip them with the skills and knowledge to deal with these sort of violence.

Four projects are being conducted in four different provinces, including East New Britain.

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.