Rainbow over Port Moresby ©EU
Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been a member of the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) grouping since 1980.
The EU's political dialogue with Papua New Guinea focuses on:
- protecting its vulnerable environment, especially in relation to climate change
- defending human rights and gender issues.
The EU and Papua New Guinea are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues.
Aid and cooperation
The Country Strategy Paper for 2008-13 provides a budget of €104m from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF)
The main focus areas for EU assistance and cooperation are:
rural economic development to improve rural livelihoods through district development plans
human resource development to improve basic education in remote regions and management of the education system
- good governance
- gender-related projects initiated by Papua New Guinea to improve the lives of women and their contribution to society
climate change and responsible natural resource management.