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UNICEF Papua New Guinea

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Our history

Major events for children in Papua New Guinea
(Initiated with UNICEF support)

  • 1986 - UNICEF commences work in Papua New Guinea, as a sub office of the Philippines
    country office
  • 1993 - Papua New Guinea ratifies the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • 1998 - The Country Office begins function
  • 2002 - The first CRC Report submitted by the government
  • 2003 - Child Friendly School Initiative commences
  • 2003 - Supplemental Immunization Days Activities initiated
  • 2003 - First Juvenile Court opens
  • 2004 - National Birth Registration Campaign launched
  • 2004 - Universal Children’s Day celebrated nationally for the first time with government
    co-ordination
  • 2004 - Accelerated Girls Education Campaign initiated
  • 2004 - National Salt Iodization programme initiated
  • 2004 - Formulation of the Child Protection [Lukautim Pikinini] Act
  • 2004 - Vitamin A Supplementation Programme initiated
  • 2005 - The Children and AIDS Campaign   launched
  • 2005 - National Juvenile Justice Policy formulated
  • 2005 - National study on Orphans and Vulnerable children completed
  • 2005 - Health institution based programme to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS
    programme launched
  • 2005 - National Nutrition Survey commences
  • 2005 - National Net Enrolment Rate Survey begins
  • 2005 - National ECCD Policy formulated
  • 2005 - Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit commenced function
  • 2005 - Juvenile justice policy for Police launched
  • 2005 - Study on Commercial exploitation of Children completed
  • 2005 - Stockholm Declaration against commercial sexual exploitation of the child signed by the
    Government
  • 2005 - Introduction of Human Rights Based Approach to Programming
  • 2005 - First ever submission of Country Proposal to GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccine and
    Immunization) for funding support for immunization activities
  • 2005 - Inter-Agency Coordination Committee for Immunization established
  • 2005 - Zone office in Arawa (Autonomous Region of Bougainville) opens
  • 2006 - Zone office in Goroka (Eastern Highlands Province) opens
  • 2006 - National Immunization Coverage Survey commences

 

 
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