On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) reiterate their strong opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is an affront to human dignity. It constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and is contrary to the right to life. The death penalty has no established deterrent effect and it makes judicial errors irreversible.
More than 60,000 people including nearly 20,000 children in the Mt Hagen Central District, Western Highlands Province, are set to benefit from improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) services in the coming four years.
The improved WaSH services, to be delivered as part of a project jointly supported by the European Union (EU) and UNICEF in collaboration with the Government of Papua New Guinea, are expected to have significant positive impact on the productivity, health and well-being of beneficiaries.
Papua New Guinea is characterised by very rugged terrain in the highlands and isolated coastal areas, which, coupled with a lack of infrastructure is the root of many development issues. Restricted access to markets and financial services hinders the development of business opportunities and Government service delivery.
The objective of the Productive Partnership in Agriculture Project (PPAP) is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa and coffee producers through the improvement of the performance and the sustainability of value chains in cocoa- and coffee-producing areas.
On the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we celebrate the contributions of indigenous peoples to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures and indeed to our common heritage. It is also a day where we take stock of the many achievements in the recognition and realisation of their rights and identify the actions that the world community still needs to take, so that human rights are universally applied without any discrimination.
On Wednesday, 25 July 2018 (10-12 hrs) the European Union Delegation to Papua New Guinea, the Embassy of France to Papua New Guinea, and the United States Embassy to Papua New Guinea jointly hosted the second round-table discussion with the LGBTI community. The event was hosted by the Ambassador of France (an EU member state) to Papua New Guinea, H.E. Philippe Janvier-Kamiyama, at the residence of the French Embassy.
On the occasion, Heads of Missions engaged with a representative from the LGBTI community. In his introduction Ambassador Janvier-Kamiyama said: