Secretariat support for Papua New Guinea
The Commonwealth observed elections in Papua New Guinea in June and July 2017. After the elections, it helped the country prepare strategies to make future elections more fair, trusted and inclusive.
The Commonwealth Elections Professionals Initiative helped Papua New Guinea build skills in elections management.
Papua New Guinea has used the Secretariat's debt management system to collect better data on its public debt.
The Secretariat worked with Papua New Guinea to manage income from its natural resources. It helped the country learn about laws, policies, contracts and taxation in this area.
The Secretariat helped the government build skills to manage its sovereign wealth fund (a state-owned investment fund used to benefit a country’s economy and citizens).
It also helped the government to prepare to negotiate with the International Seabed Authority (ISA).
Papua New Guinea is a member of the Physical, Digital, Regulatory and Supply Side Connectivity clusters of the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda. The Connectivity Agenda is a platform for countries to exchange best practices and experiences to trade and investment and undertake domestic reform.
Papua New Guinea in the Commonwealth
In 2012, the Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting was hosted by Papua New Guinea.