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Welcome to Papua New Guinea National Commission for UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizaton (UNESCO) was founded on 16th November, 1945.
The United Nations was established on 24 October 1945 by 51 countries (founder Member States) determined to maintain peace through international cooperation and collective security. It was Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President of the United States, who coined the term 'United Nations', which appeared for the fi rst time in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942. The United Nations now has 192 Member States, almost all the nations of the world.


The PNG National Commission for UNESCO is structured with the following Programmes formulated to compliment the role of services that the PNG government provides to Papua New Guinea.

United Nations System

The United Nations system comprises:

  • the United Nations;
  • the programmes and funds of the United Nations [such as the United Nations Save the Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
  • specialized agencies6 (such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and UNESCO);
  • autonomous organizations linked to the United Nations by special agreements (such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), all of which cooperate with each other within the framework of the Economic and Social Council at the intergovernmental level and the Chief Executives Board for Co-ordination at the Secretariat level.

The Millennium Development Goals

The eight Millennium Development Goals:

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger;
  2. Achieve universal primary education;
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women;
  4. Reduce child mortality;
  5. Improve maternal health;
  6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases;
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability;
  8. Develop a global partnership for development.

Proposed Projects

  • Gumine Radio Station
  • Sirunki Radio Station
  • Tari-Pori Radio Community FM Radio Broadcast station
  • Nuku Community Radio Broadcast station
  • Esa'sala Radio station Proposed
  • Losuia Radio station Proposed
  • Afore Radio station Proposed
  • Associated School Program Network (ASPNet)


    PNG Government StakeHolders

    1. Dept. of Education
    2. National Research Institute
    3. NBC
    4. NICTA
    5. National Cultural Commission
    6. Natinal Library & Archives
    7. National Museum & Arts Gallery
    8. Ministry of Higher Education & Science and Technology

    UN Bodies

    All UN Bodies of include (UNICEF, UNDP, UNNCR, UNHCR, SPC .etc)
    1. World Vision
    2. Child Fund
    3. Save the Children Foundation