PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Disease outbreaks threaten Papua New Guinea’s quake-hit communities – UN

In earthquake-hit Papua New Guinea, United Nations agencies on the ground are warning of a new looming threat: water-borne disease outbreaks, such as that of diarrhoea and measles.

UN food aid to benefit 60,000 people in earthquake-hit Papua New Guinea

The United Nations emergency food relief agency has airlifted over 80 metric tons of vital nutritional supplements to Papua New Guinea – enough to feed approximately 60,000 people in the earthquake-hit country.

UNICEF scales up psychosocial support for Papua New Guinea’s children after devastating quakes

Children are suffering significant trauma and stress one month after a series of major earthquakes hit Papua New Guinea, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday, warning about the possible long-term negative consequences.

Papua New Guinea: A month after deadly quake, UN on the ground delivering life-saving aid

One month after a powerful earthquake hit Papua New Guinea, the United Nations warns that “children’s lives are in danger” as access to the affected remote and isolated villages across vast and rugged terrain remains a huge challenge.

UN Gender Focus: sexual violence in Syria, rights of women in Montenegro and Pacific countries

Most Syrians fleeing country because of fear of sexual violence 

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Pacific countries focus on increasing women in parliaments

Countries in the Pacific are looking at how to get more women into legislative positions, a process that the UN is supporting.

Just five per cent of parliamentarians in the region are women.

They face a number of barriers in getting into politics.

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Papua New Guinea entrepreneurs challenged to develop new business ideas

Entrepreneurs in Papua New Guinea are being challenged to develop innovative business ideas that contribute to the South-East Asian country’s development.

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International day honours victims of sexual violence during conflict

Selling of girls in conflict situations today has been compared to the sale of Africans during the Transatlantic slave trade.

Rape and other forms of sexual violence have been used as a weapon in wars across the globe.

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Corruption uncovered by text messages in Papua New Guinea

Two public officials in Papua New Guinea are facing corruption charges for mismanaging more than US$2 million following a tip-off by mobile phone text message.

The text was sent anonymously as part of a UN-supported initiative called “Phones against Corruption”.

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Papua New Guinea faces up to “resource curse”

Papua New Guinea is facing up to the challenge of a so-called “resource curse” as it focuses on boosting the well-being of its citizens according to the United Nations’ senior representative in the country.

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