October 24th marks the United Nations Day.
The UN Day marked the 67th anniversary since the formation of the UN.
The UN in PNG commemorated the day with the launch of the Post-2015 Global Development nation-wide consultation.
The United Nations has a long and proud history in PNG. This year the new UN Development Assistance Framework 2012-2015 was signed by the PNG government. This four-year program will see the UN working closely with the government to achieve the MDG’s by 2015.
PNG has been chosen as one of only 50 countries to conduct national consultations on the post-2015 global development agenda.
Resident co-coordinator David McLachlan-Karr said it’s important that the voices of all Papua New Guineans be heard during this national consultation process, not just those in power.
He said the post-2015 development agenda needs to be bold and ambitious, and relevant to all people and societies. Karr said there are persistent inequalities in PNG that must be addressed.
He added PNG is already a leader in the Pacific, and the country’s participation in this process will help position PNG as a leader on the world stage.
The UN Day celebrations were held yesterday evening at the Holiday Inn in Port Moresby.