DPAA Ceremony Honors American Servicemen: Papua New Guinea Repatriation, 2019

DPAA Ceremony Honors American Servicemen: Papua New Guinea Repatriation, 2019 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The Government of the United States of America hosted a repatriation ceremony for the remains of service members killed in action in Papua New Guinea during World War II. The U.S. Department of Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Accounting …

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USAID and UNDP partnership to boost climate change resilience in PNG

USAID and UNDP partnership to boost climate change resilience in PNG Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:  The U.S. government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today formalized a mutual commitment to advance a more resilient future for the people of Papua New Guinea. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) alongside UNDP’s …

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Social worker to enhance knowledge in the States

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: Josephine Kaola is the latest participant in the U.S. Embassy’s International Visitors Leadership Program on Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Management, from April 13 to May 4, 2019. Josephine will start her U.S. program in Washington DC then travel to Greensboro North Carolina, Jackson Mississippi, Little Rock Arkansas, Montgomery Alabama, New Orleans …

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U.S. Government and MND Launch Marine Environmental Education Teacher’s Guide

U.S. Government and MND Launch Marine Environmental Education Teacher’s Guide   Kimbe, West New Britain: The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a teacher’s guide for primary schools that will educate Papua New Guinea students about their marine environment and the need for conservation. Through its Pacific-American Climate Fund, …

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Solomon Islands Welcomes MCC Program

Solomon Islands Welcomes MCC Program Solomon Islands, Honiara: Solomon Islands is the newest country  to participate in the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s Threshold program, which is designed to spur economic growth and reduce poverty, and strengthens the ties with the United States forged during WWII and beyond. Solomon Islands Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela, in welcoming the …

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THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ELECTRIFICATION PARTNERSHIP

THE PAPUA NEW GUINEA ELECTRIFICATION PARTNERSHIP Papua New Guinea has invited Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the United States to work together to support its enhanced connectivity and the goal of connecting 70% of its population to electricity by 2030. Currently only about 13% of Papua New Guinea’s population have reliable access to electricity. Access …

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JOINT STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, AND JAPAN ON THE TRILATERAL PARTNERSHIP FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2018 JOINT STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, AND JAPAN ON THE TRILATERAL PARTNERSHIP FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT IN THE INDO-PACIFIC Today, the governments of the United States, Australia, and Japan, sharing a commitment to maintain and promote an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, inclusive, …

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United States Coast Guard to Bolster APEC Security

United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Catherine Ebert-Gray and Royal Papua New Guinea Police Commissioner and Joint Security Task Force Commander, Gary Baki, today renewed their country’s cooperative efforts towards security assistance during APEC Leader’s Week through an unprecedented memorandum of understanding between the two countries. “APEC Leader’s Week marks the culmination of Papua …

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Ambassador Ebert-Gray acknowledges PNG US Military ties

Thank you Commander Louis Allow me to extend a very special welcome to Commander Louis and his crew of the USS Michael Murphy and a tremendous shout out to the women and men in uniform from both the U.S. Navy and the PNG Defense Forces. I am so pleased to see you all here in …

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PNG, US Sign Agreement on board USS Michael Murphy

Signing Remarks of Ambassador Ebert-Gray, October 7, 2018, USS Michael  Murphy I am proud to be standing here with my now long-time friend, and trusted partner, Minister Pato. The document we just signed demonstrates the earnest intent, on behalf, of both of our governments, to deepen security links between our two nations. I am confident …

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: TIER 3

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: TIER 3  The Government of Papua New Guinea does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so; therefore Papua New Guinea was downgraded to Tier 3. Despite the lack of significant efforts, the government took some steps to address trafficking, …

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USAID Supports Papua New Guinea Implement Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Project

USAID Supports Papua New Guinea Implement Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Project   On May 29, USAID’s Ready Project facilitated a Joint Organizational Assessment validation workshop with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The CCDA is Papua New Guinea’s apex organization for coordinating Government’s climate resilience efforts and …

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USAID, NRDF Mark Completion of Community and Environmental Resilience in Solomon Islands

USAID/NRDF complete Climate Project in Solomon Islands   Choiseul, Solomon Islands: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently marked the completion of a partnership that has promoted environmental and community resilience in the Western and Choiseul Provinces of Solomon Islands. Through the project, USAID and NRDF trained and assisted eight Solomon Islands communities …

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Young Pacific Leaders from Vanuatu Receive U.S. Grant

Young Pacific Leaders from Vanuatu Receive U.S. Grant Elsie Bong, an IT Manager with the ANZ Bank in Vanuatu, is one of the twelve recipients in the U. S. Department of State’s 2018 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Small Grants Program. She was selected for her project Malasitabu Project aimed at supporting Malasitabu Primary School through …

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U.S. State Department Announces 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients

U.S. State Department Announces 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Grant Recipients Salome Aba, a teacher from St. Josephs International School in Port Moresby, received one of the twelve grants awarded by the U. S. Department of State to participants in the 2018 Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Program. She and her co-worker Vagi Malaga received funding for …

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U.S. – Pacific interactions: An account of the 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Hawaii.

U.S. – Pacific interactions: An account of the 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Conference in Hawaii. Banga, Chris. 12 February 2018 Introduction The 2018 Young Pacific Leaders Conference was convened at the East-West Center, Honolulu from the 15 – 18 January 2018. The EWC in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State selected 37 participants from …

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ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2018

ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH, 2018 EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Public Affairs Section Partnering with Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu For Immediate Release May 01, 2018 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have contributed immeasurably to …

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Weather Alert – Potential Tropical Cyclone

Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (January 23, 2018) Location: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu; Potential Tropical Cyclone region-wide. Event:  A band of low pressure south of the equator is currently present. A large low pressure system is forecast to significantly drop in pressure towards the coming weekend potentially …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 2017-2018 South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season Travel Alert

The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby advises U.S. citizens visiting or residing in the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area. While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current south pacific tropical cyclone season begins on November 1, 2017, and ends April 30, 2018.  …

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Two Successfully Complete U.S. Sponsored e-Health Training in Thailand

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is happy to announce that two trainees from the National Department of Health of have successfully completed the recent e-Health Knowledge and Skills (GEEKS) program in Thailand. HIV/AIDS National Surveillance Officer, Joe Parak and IT Systems Analyst Pius Kalambe were among 150 participants from two other countries …

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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Evacuation of Ambae Island due to Volcanic Activity

U.S. Embassy Port Moresby advises U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Vanuatu that the government of Vanuatu has declared a state of emergency on the island of Ambae, as the Monaro Volcano remains on Alert Level 4. Provincial authorities in Ambae undertook evacuations of people in high risk areas to safer areas. Over 7,000 people …

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Applications for the Community Solutions Program Open

IREX is currently accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Community Solutions Program (CSP) . The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, tolerance and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, …

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PNG-US Bilateral Dialogue Focuses on Common Interests

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The PNG-US bilateral dialogue on May 25 2017, focused on the common interests of the two nations. U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray reiterated U.S. support for the upcoming APEC meetings and said she was encouraged by the long-term future of Papua New Guinea. In his opening remarks, Mr. William Dihm, Acting Secretary, …

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Activist Awarded International Women of Courage Award

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce that Veronica Simogun has been honored as the East Asia and Pacific awardee for the 2017 U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award. Ms. Simogun was honored as this year’s awardee in recognition of her work as an advocate for …

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Ambassador Ebert-Gray Announces U.S. Funding for Green Climate Fund

U.S. Embassy, Port Moresby: In recognition of the importance of Climate Change to our partners in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea, Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray is pleased to announce that the State Department has made an additional US$500 million grant to support the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Consistent with last year’s GCF grant, this funding …

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