By Maureen Gerawa
Poverty is a growing issue in Papua New Guinea and the Government and its partners have been urged to do all they can to tackle it.
This was also a commitment made by 189 countries, including PNG to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). A small group gathered on Friday in Port Moresby, mostly staff of the United Nations agencies and representatives from Government agencies like the Ombudsman Commission took time out to participate in the "STAND UP AND TAKE ACTION" - a global campaign in support for the fight against poverty and the achievement of the MDG.
The groups are calling on world leaders to deliver on their MDG commitments as the deadline to deliver is 2015.
There are eight (8) MDG goals: