United Nations Has Reaffirmed Support For Papua New Guinea
The United Nations has reaffirmed its commitment to work other development partners and the government of Papua New Guinea to support more inclusive and sustainable growth.
In his independence message, UN’s Resident Coordinator Gianluca Rampolla paid tribute to the country’s commitment to 45 years of commitment to global ideals.
“Since 1975, Papua New Guinea has been an active and engaged member state of the United Nations: together we have worked to improve the lives of people, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable, making sure women and girls are respected and can live free from violence, leaving no one behind," said Mr Rampolla.
“We want the world our children inherit to be defined by the values enshrined in the United Nations Charter that promotes peace, justice, respect, human rights, tolerance and solidarity”.
He said in the last three years, the country’s resilience to facing the devastating Highlands Earthquake, the outbreak of polio and the recent Covid-19 pandemic are admirable.
The remarkable response to this natural disaster and the health emergency demonstrated the strong partnership that exists between the Government, the United Nations, development partners, Civil Society Organizations, Churches, the business community and the people of Papua New Guinea.
The UN is also privileged to support the conduct of the historic Bougainville Referendum. The success of the Referendum is a testament to the Melanesian spirit of consensus and cooperation that is the foundation of the Bougainville Peace Agreement in 2019.
Papua New Guinea has demonstrated to the entire world the wisdom of its people and leaders by sustaining lasting peace.