Policing Challenges in a tough Environment

The task of enforcing the rule of law in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville continues to be a challenge. Especially following a decade-long civil war, and at a time now when the Island Region is preparing for a referendum on its political future, the Bougainville Police Service is taking a “Community Policing” approach to ensure citizens on the island can move around freely.

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Joint Weapons Disposal Secretariat held in Arawa

With the referendum on the political future of Bougainville approaching, efforts to implement a key pillar of the Bougainville Peace Agreement are being put in place. A meeting of the Joint Weapons Disposal Secretariat (JWDS) was held in Arawa with representatives from the National Government, the (ABG) Autonomous Bougainville Government and with support from the United Nations, discussing the progress in achieving this requirement of the BPA.

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