causes
countries

Papua New Guinea

Map
Organizations in Papua New Guinea View all
Locations
Albania , Argentina , Belize , Bolivia , Brazil , Burkina Faso , Canada , Central African Republic , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica ...See More Countries , Cote d'Ivoire , Cuba , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , El Salvador , Ethiopia , Ghana , Guatemala , Guinea , Haiti , Honduras , Kenya , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mexico , Mozambique , Myanmar , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Peru , Philippines , Republic of Chad , Sierra Leone , South Africa , South Korea , Sri Lanka , Swaziland , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , United States of America , Uruguay , Venezuela , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Health
At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.
Locations
Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Spain, Thailand, United States of America
Causes
Environment
We make lives and the environment better through science, human-centered design, and innovation.
Locations
Afghanistan , Albania , Algeria , Angola , Argentina , Australia , Austria , Azerbaijan , Bangladesh , Belarus ...See More Countries , Belize , Benin , Bolivia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Botswana , Brazil , Bulgaria , Burkina Faso , Cambodia , Cameroon , Canada , Central African Republic , Chile , China , Colombia , Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Cote d'Ivoire , Croatia , Cuba , Czech Republic , Denmark , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , Egypt , El Salvador , Eritrea , Estonia , Ethiopia , Falkland Islands , Fiji , Finland , France , French Guiana , Gabon , Georgia , Germany , Ghana , Greece , Greenland , Guatemala , Guinea , Guinea Ecuatorial , Guinea-Bissau , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , Hungary , Iceland , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Ireland , Israel , Italy , Jamaica , Japan , Jordan , Kazakhstan , Kenya , Kyrgyzstan , Laos , Latvia , Liberia , Libya , Lithuania , Macedonia , Madagascar , Malawi , Malaysia , Mali , Mauritania , Mexico , Mongolia , Morocco , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nepal , Netherlands , New Caledonia , New Zealand , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Norway , Oman , Pakistan , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Poland , Portugal , Republic of Chad , Romania , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Senegal , Serbia , Sierra Leone , Slovakia , Slovenia , Solomon Islands , Somalia , South Africa , Spain , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Suriname , Svalbard , Sweden , Switzerland , Syria , Tajikistan , Tanzania , Thailand , The Bahamas , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Trinidad and Tobago , Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan , Uganda , Ukraine , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , United States of America , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Vanuatu , Venezuela , Vietnam , Western Sahara , Yemen , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
Causes
Human Rights
Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less
Locations
Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, United States of America
Causes
Religion
The Community of the Missionaries of Jesus (MJ) is a religious missionary congregation founded in the Philippines. In different countries, the MJ priests and brothers work in the margins of society; they cross boundaries, break barriers – working for a world of peace, justice and for an inclusive society.
View all

Causes We Support

Environment
Family
Human Rights
Education
Poverty
Religion
Clean Water
Economy
Government
Health
Children/Youth
Animals
Environment
According to studies by the Asian Development Bank, the economy of Papua New Guinea will have significant losses in their economy from climate change in the Pacific region. The dependence of the region on rainwater for both human and agricultural consumption is creating problems for the sustainability of the economy. Scientists have suggested using genetically modified plants that might be less likely to be affected by warmer weather and less water.1 The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has helped to develop a climate change prevention program with the government of Papua New Guinea.2

Show References
1 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-27/an-png-economy-to-be-hardest-hit-by-climate-change-in-the-pacif/5119828
2 http://aid.dfat.gov.au/countries/pacific/png/Pages/initiative-climate-change-adaption.aspx
Hide References

Papua New Guinea News

See More News Show Less News

Geography

Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia
Area

Total 462,840 sq km
Land 452,860 sq km
Water 9,980 sq km

Climate

tropical; northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October); slight seasonal temperature variation
Natural Resources

gold, copper, silver, natural gas, timber, oil, fisheries ;
Natural Hazards

active volcanism; situated along the Pacific "Ring of Fire"; the country is subject to frequent and sometimes severe earthquakes; mud slides; tsunamis

volcanism: severe volcanic activity; Ulawun (elev. 2,334 m), one of Papua New Guinea's potentially most dangerous volcanoes, has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Rabaul (elev. 688 m) destroyed the city of Rabaul in 1937 and 1994; Lamington erupted in 1951 killing 3,000 people; Manam's 2004 eruption forced the island's abandonment; other historically active volcanoes include Bam, Bagana, Garbuna, Karkar, Langila, Lolobau, Long Island, Pago, St. Andrew Strait, Victory, and Waiowa severe volcanic activity; Ulawun (elev. 2,334 m), one of Papua New Guinea's potentially most dangerous volcanoes, has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Rabaul (elev. 688 m) destroyed the city of Rabaul in 1937 and 1994; Lamington erupted in 1951 killing 3,000 people; Manam's 2004 eruption forced the island's abandonment; other historically active volcanoes include Bam, Bagana, Garbuna, Karkar, Langila, Lolobau, Long Island, Pago, St. Andrew Strait, Victory, and Waiowa
Current Environmental Issues

rain forest subject to deforestation as a result of growing commercial demand for tropical timber; pollution from mining projects; severe drought

Demographics

Nationality
Papua New Guinean
Population
6,431,902 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is richly endowed with natural resources, but exploitation has been hampered by rugged terrain, land tenure issues, and the high cost of developing infrastructure. The economy has a small formal sector, focused mainly on the export of those natural resources, and an informal sector, employing the majority of the population. Agriculture provides a subsistence livelihood for 85% of the people. Mineral deposits, including copper, gold, and oil, account for nearly two-thirds of export earnings. Natural gas reserves amount to an estimated 155 billion cubic meters. A consortium led by a major American oil company is constructing ...See More a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility that could begin exporting in 2014. As the largest investment project in the country's history, it has the potential to double GDP in the near-term and triple Papua New Guinea's export revenue. An American-owned firm also opened PNG's first oil refinery in 2004 and is building a second LNG production facility. The government faces the challenge of ensuring transparency and accountability for revenues flowing from this and other large LNG projects. In 2011 and 2012, the National Parliament passed legislation that created an offshore Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) to manage government surpluses from mineral, oil, and natural gas projects. In recent years, the government has opened up markets in telecommunications and air transport, making both more affordable to the people. Numerous challenges still face the government of Peter O'NEILL, including providing physical security for foreign investors, regaining investor confidence, restoring integrity to state institutions, promoting economic efficiency by privatizing moribund state institutions, and maintaining good relations with Australia, its former colonial ruler. Other socio-cultural challenges could upend the economy including chronic law and order and land tenure issues. The global financial crisis had little impact because of continued foreign demand for PNG's commodities. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$19.41 billion (2012 est.); $17.79 billion (2011 est.); $16.02 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

7.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 18.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 10.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, cocoa, copra, palm kernels, tea, sugar, rubber, sweet potatoes, fruit, vegetables, vanilla; poultry, pork; shellfish
Industries

copra crushing, palm oil processing, plywood production, wood chip production; mining (gold, silver, and copper); crude oil production, petroleum refining; construction, tourism