Category - Pacific and PNG

Pacific and PNG

A whole-of-island approach: UNDP in Nauru

The Pacific island nation of Nauru serves as the canvas for an approach to sustainable development programming that bucks tradition. Working with a population of over 12,000 people, and a single island 21 square kilometres in size, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Pacific...

Aid and development

Harold Mitchell: thank you and vale

The death of “adman” and philanthropist Harold Mitchell AC on February 10 has been widely mourned, as well it should be. Australia’s leaders from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese down have recorded their tributes to this larger-than-life character, whose achievements are all the more remarkable for...

Pacific and PNG

A new Porgera? Part II

“It’s the same old blues again,” sang Eric Clapton, and there might be a few Ipili and Engan people at Porgera feeling much the same with the announcement of the start-up of the “New Porgera” gold mine a few days before Christmas (see our previous blog). While the economic benefits to the nation...