Delegation to Papua New Guinea
25/11/2015 - Local Statement: EU joins forces on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [324 KB]
On the occassion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015, the EU Delegation to Papua New Guinea released the following local statement.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and Vera Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, made the following joint statement
Working together in Papua New Guinea
An estimated 4.2 million Papua New Guineans (61 % of the population) do not have access to safe water and 3.8 million (55 %) do not have access to improved sanitation. In an innovative approach in the context of PNG, the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project combined provision of water with hygiene awareness trainings and sanitation.
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