Papua New Guinea, located on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, shares its western border with Indonesia; it lies just north of Australia and west of the Solomon Islands.
Independent since 1975, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, with a population that speaks more than 800 distinct languages. From 1988 to 1997, a violent secessionist movement on the island of Bougainville claimed an estimated 20,000 lives. A peace deal signed in 2001 provided the framework for the election in 2005 of an autonomous government for Bougainville, and an independence vote is expected in the coming years.
Papua New Guinea’s Vision 2050 maps out the future direction of the country and reflects the aspirations of the people of PNG. The vision is centered around seven pillars: (1) Inclusive Development of Human Capital; (2) Wealth Creation; (3) Institutional Development and Service Delivery; (4) Security and International Relations; (5) Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change; (6) Spiritual, Cultural and Community Development; and (7) Strategic Planning, Integration and Control.
||H.E. Bob BADAE
||H.E. Peter Paire O'NEILL
|Minister of Finance
||H.E. James Marape
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||Mr. Floyd LALA, Advisor, Ministry of Finance