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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea 

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Papua New Guinea and UN Charter-based Bodies

Papua New Guinea and UN Treaty Bodies

Most recent concluding observations

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Concluding observations (2010) CEDAW/C/PNG/CO/3

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2004) CRC/C/15/Add.229

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Concluding observations (2003) CERD/C/62/CO/12

>>Full list of documents in the Treaty Body Database

Human Rights Advisers in Papua New Guinea

In 2008, a Human Rights Advisor was placed in the Papua New Guinea UN Country Team (UNCT) to support efforts to mainstream human rights and build the internal capacity of the UNCT to better support strengthening the national human rights protection systems. With more than 800 indigenous ethnic groups and languages, Papua New Guinea is one of the most heterogeneous and diverse countries in the world. In spite of its legal framework of protection, there are reports of police abuses, poor prison conditions and lengthy pre-trial detention. Discrimination and severe violence against girls and women – including through accusations of sorcery – remains prevalent.

Contact Information


Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)
Contact is in Geneva, Switzerland.

Asia Pacific Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9650

Human Rights Advisor

Human Rights Advisor to the
United Nations Country Team (UNCT)
Address: c/o UNDP, UN House, level 14, Deloitte Tower
Douglas Street, P.O. Box 1041
Port-Moresby - Papua New Guinea
Tel: +675-321-2877
Email: christina.saunders@undp.org

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