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Papua New Guinea Joins with Commonwealth Countries to Step-up Fight Against Malaria

Commonwealth countries have agreed to further enhance efforts to deal the threats posed by the spread of malaria, particularly in developing nations.

Foreign Affairs Minister Pato To Visit China

Chinese President Xi Jingping has been confirmed to attend the APEC leaders summit in November.


More than a thousand delegates from APEC's 21-member economies are expected to attend the Second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 2) to be held in Port Moresby from May 11th to 24th this year.

PNG to create discussion for Trade Meeting after SOM 2

Preparations are well underway for the Second Senior Officials (SOM 2) meeting in May while focus of discussions lean towards the Trade Ministers meeting.

Julie Bishop: APEC is an opportunity for PNG to showcase its people, cultures and policies to the world.

Australia's Foreign Affairs Minister, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, has applauded Papua New Guinea for hosting APEC 2018.

The APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies meet in Port Moresby

The APEC Finance and Central Bank Deputies' Meeting began this morning in Port Moresby with a seminar on Accelerating Infrastructure Development and Financing.

PNG considers plans to improve telecommunication in digital economy

In a bid to improve access and participation in digital economy, Papua New Guinea as the host economy is considering plans to improve competition in the telecommunication industry to deliver lower costs and more innovative digital products.

International delegates in PNG for the first APEC Senior Officials Meeting

APEC Protocol Officers in Papua New Guinea received 1,700 international delegates attending the First Senior Officials Meeting (SOM1) and Related Meetings in Port Moresby.

PNG progressing well in the World Bank Ratings

Papua New Guinea has successfully secured funding and has improved its ratings in the World Bank.

APEC economies support PNG's move to promote women in agriculture and fisheries

A number of APEC economies have supported Papua New Guinea's initiative for policy dialogue on promoting women in agriculture and fisheries.

APEC investment experts stress importance of information exchange

Exchanging views and ideas within fellow members of the Investment Experts' Group (IEG) is the most important concept right now.

APEC encourages small businesses to showcase products

A business enterprise that harnesses technology with beauty and talent is taking a step further to promote its products to APEC delegates at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby.

Digital education to boost workers' skills and efficiency

Focusing on digital platforms in the higher education sector is key to producing future qualified and competent workers in Papua New Guinea and to improving the abilities of the current workforce.

Intellectual Property Office of PNG Hosts Intellectual Property Rights Expert Group (IPEG) Meeting

The Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) will play host to 20 other member economies in the Investment Experts Group (IEG) Meeting in Port Moresby this weekend.

Bougainville handicraft hopes to find market opportunity with APEC SME

Small businesses within the APEC member economies are thriving and connecting to the regional and global market with assistance from the APEC SME working group.

Revise framework conducive for e-commerce environment

The APEC Data Privacy Subgroup of the Electronic Commerce Steering Group (ECSG) is looking forward to revising the APEC Privacy Framework (2015), which aims at promoting electronic commerce throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

APEC economy officials gather in Port Moresby to discuss ways to advance structural reform to boost productivity and inclusive growth.

APEC's Economic Committee will be participating in several meetings and workshops in Port Moresby that commenced on Thursday 1 March through to Tuesday 6 to share economy experiences.

Potential market for Papua New Guinea leather industry in APEC

Papua New Guinea's leather craft is getting its own exposure in the sidelines of the ongoing APEC First Senior Officials' and Related Meetings in Port Moresby.

Abau virgin coconut oil hopes to get product launch through APEC

Hanamoa Organics, the proud producer of local virgin coconut oil (VCO) from Abau in Central province hopes to expand their market opportunities during APEC meetings.

PNG gets support from SCSC members on proposed rural projects

Papua New Guinea delegates gained strong support from fellow Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation members when they proposed a couple of projects during the Sub-committee on Standards and Conformance (SCSC) Meeting at Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea MSMEs products capture interest of APEC delegates

The micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) set-up at Laguna Hotel, one of the APEC meeting venues in Port Moresby, has captured the interest of delegates from member economies.

Papua New Guinea works on digital preparations for natural disasters

Multi-hazard 'monitoring and warning systems' best practice is a way forward for Papua New Guinea to prepare for national disasters digitally.

APEC's Chemical Dialogue eyes improvements on chemical trade

The first-ever Chemical Dialogue hosting of Papua New Guinea welcomes discussions to improve systems in the chemical trade in the region.

EGILAT to address way forward on illegal logging

The APEC Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade (EGILAT) is formulating a multi-year plan to combat illegal logging while promoting legal trade of timbers and its products within the region.

Prime Minister Hon. Peter O’Neill with former United States Vice President Al Gore

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and APEC Chairman, Peter O’Neill, preparing for climate change panel discussions with former United States Vice President Al Gore at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Showcase agriculture potential for APEC

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit in November and related officials meetings is an opportunity for further investment in the agriculture sector.

SME operator, proud to be Papua New Guinean

Gilbert Woimba and small business owner who operates APMA Carvers, says he puts Papua New Guinea first and the rest of the opportunities in business fall into place.

APEC to Detail Next Steps for Trade in 2018

Senior Officials will convene on the 5-6th of December in Port Moresby to detail their priorities areas of cooperation during Papua New Guinea’s inaugural APEC chairmanship in 2018.

Conference to shed light on APEC preparations and resource industry safety

Port Moresby: An update on Papua New Guinea’s preparations for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in 2018, as well as an overview of the different occupational health and safety (OHS) systems managed by the PNG mineral and petroleum industry will be some of the key highlights of the PNG Mining and Petroleum Conference.

Joint Task Force for APEC Security set Structure through Exercise Long Reach

The Joint Task Force comprised of the Papua New Guinea disciplined forces, key stakeholders and the Australian police and military personnel have successfully completed a cooperative exercise to create a plan for the command and control centre of Security for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2018 (APEC) here in Port Moresby.

2018 APEC opens door for further discussion on free trade policy

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea reassures the nation that APEC will be hosted and leaders of the 21 Economies of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will come.

Public Order Management Course

A combined forces exercise will see 15 participants receive certificates as trainers in a Public Order Management Course at the McGregor Special Services Division base here in Port Moresby.

Papua New Guinea presents paper on sustainable tourism at the APEC workshop on Developing Sustainable Tourism in the context of Climate Change

Papua New Guinea is contributing in small ways to sustain the environment and is taking a community level approach through tourism solutions for climate change.