About the UN in Papua New Guinea

The United Nations supports the Government of Papua New Guinea in upholding and protecting its commitment to human rights, and to ensuring national laws and policies meet the international human rights standards to which the country is committed.
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The United Nations (UN) in Papua New Guinea is represented by agencies, funds, and programmes, including resident and non-resident agencies, that work closely in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea and other development partners to improve the lives of people in Papua New Guinea. Its work is framed in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2018-2022. This is a partnership agreement between the United Nations system and the Government of Papua New Guinea. It is based on national strategic priorities, the Government’s Medium-Term Development Plan and Vision 2050. Drawing on best practices from around the world, the United Nations works with the Government and other partners to implement innovative approaches to development that are suited to the unique political, economic and social context of Papua New Guinea.


The Sustainable Development Goals in Papua New Guinea

The Sustainable Development Goals are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the earth’s environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere can enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the goals the UN is working on in Papua New Guinea: