Papua New Guinea gained independence in 1975. This followed several years of internal self-rule by a democratically-elected Chief Minister and Government.
Universal adult suffrage is enjoyed by the population and there is freedom of the press and of speech.
The National Government consists of three independent branches - the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. Executive power is vested in the National Executive Council (NEC) or Cabinet, which comprises the Prime Minister and usually about 27 Ministers.
There are 19 provinces in Papua New Guinea as well as the National Capital District. The provincial governments have a similar constitutional arrangement to the National Government and have concurrent power with the latter in areas such as agriculture, business development, town planning, forestry and natural resources. National laws, however take precedence over provincial laws if there is conflict.
Papua New Guinea is an active member of the Commonwealth. The ceremonial Head of State is the Governor-General who, while elected by Parliament, represents the British monarch.
DIPLOMAC GOVERNMENT LINKS
Papua New Guinea On Line Has listing of most government departments and governmental agencie.Prime Minister’s Department The Prime Minister’s official website, which publishes his press and policy statements, provides up-to-date information about our Government generally, Ministers of Cabinet, our major policies, and the Government's vision for its people, and related information.Department of Mineral Resources The Department of Mineral Resources is the department responsible for the regulating, monitoring, promoting and recording of mineral exploration and mining activity in Papua New Guinea. Investment Promotion Authority The IPA implements policies and programs aimed at increasing total annual investments (including FDI), greater increases in non-mining sector investments and increasing the level of investments financed by the domestic sector. The IPA is a statutory organization established in 1992 by an Act of Parliament to promote and facilitate investment in Papua New Guinea.Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources Papua New Guinea has an extensive and valuable fisheries sector ranging from inland river fisheries, aquaculture, and coastal beach de mer and reef fisheries to the prawn trawl and large scale deep-water tuna fisheries. The range of participants’ covers artisanal community to medium sized domestic prawn and tuna long line operators to large international purse seine fleets in the deepwater tuna fisheries.The PNG fisheries zone of 2.4 million square kilometers is the largest in the South Pacific.Bank of Papua New Guinea Internal Revenue Commission Department of Agriculture Office of Civil Aviation Office of Bougainville Affairs Office of Information and Communication Department of Defence Department of Health Department of Justice Department of Trade and Industry Department of Petroleum and Energy Department of Treasury and Planning Telecommunications Authority National Statistical Office. The Government of Papua New Guinea maintains cordial relation with other countries.
Papua New Guinea’s economic trading and development partners include, but not limited to, the United States, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China, Germany, Great Britain, Malaysia as well as other APEC member countries. The PNG Government’s conduct of international diplomacy and foreign affairs is done primarily by and through the department and ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, presently headed by the Rt. Honourable Sir Rabbie L. Namaliu, KCMG, MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration and the Secretary of the Department of the is Gabriel K. Pepson, a seasoned diplomat, who had previously served as PNG’s Ambassador to the European Union in Brussels for over 7 years.
PNG’s embassies, high commissions and consulates worldwide not only help ensure that PNG effectively maintains its political and diplomatic relations with its key partners and allies but also through diplomatic overseas missions. PNG seeks to represent, promote and advance its wide array of socio-economic, political and strategic and economic interests in the countries and regions where (and with which) PNG has diplomatic relations.
PNG’s Ambassador to the United States is concurrently accredited to Canada and Mexico, though the Head of Mission is resident in Washington, DC. In addition to PNG’s Washington Embassy, PNG presently maintains a number of other diplomatic missions:
Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the United NationsPermanent Resident/Ambassador Robert Aisi201 East 42nd StreetSuite 405New York, NY 10017Telephone (212) 557-5001Telefax (212) 557-5009Email firstname.lastname@example.orgAUSTRALIABrisbaneConsulate of Papua New GuineaConsul General Paul NerauChristie Center320 Adelaide StreetLevel 11/Suite 8 GP.O. Box 220 Brisbane QLD 4001 Phone (617) 3221 7915 Facsimile (617) 3229 6084Email email@example.comCanberraPapua New Guinea High CommissionHigh Commissioner Renagi Lohia 39 – 41 Foster Crescent, Yarralumla P.O. Box E432Kingston, ACT 2604Canberra Phone (612) 62 73 3322 Facsimile (612) 62 73 3732 Email Kunducbr@hotkey.net.auBELGIUM BrusselsPapua New Guinea EmbassyAmbassador Isaac B. LupariAv. De Tervuren 430 1150 BrusselsKingdom of BelgiumTelephone 32 (02) 7790609Facsimile 32 (02) 7727088Email firstname.lastname@example.orgPEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA BeijingPapua New Guinea EmbassyAmbassador Max RaiFloor 2 - 11 2/F Tayuan Diplomatic Office Building Chao Yang District BEIJING 100600 Phone (8610) 6532 4709Facsimile (8610) 6532 5483 Email email@example.com
SuvaPapua New Guinea High CommissionHigh Commissioner Alexis Maino Credit Corporation (3rd Floor) P.O Box 2447 Government Building Suva, Fiji Islands Phone (679) 330 4244 Facsimile (679) 330 0178 Email firstname.lastname@example.orgINDONESIA JakartaPapua New Guinea EmbassyCharge d’ Affairs, a. i. Fred SarufaPanin Bank Centre (6th Floor) Jalan jendral Sudirman No. 1 Jakarta 10270 Phone (6221) 725 1218 Facsimile (6221) 7201012
JayapuraConsulate of Papua New GuineaActing Consul General John TaunakekeiP.O. Box 1947Jayapura Iran Jaya ProvinceIndonesiaTelephone (62967) 532150Facsimile (62967) 531898 Email email@example.com
TokyoPapua New Guinea EmbassyAmbassador Michael MaueMita Kokusai Building 3F, 313 4-28 Mita 1 Chome Minato – KuTokyo 108-0073 Phone (813) 454 7801 Facsimile (813) 454 7275Email firstname.lastname@example.org MALAYSIAKuala LumpurPapua New Guinea High CommissionHigh Commissioner Peter P. MagindeNo. 11 Lingkungan UthantAmpang 55000 Kuala Lumpur Phone (603) 4257 9260 Facsimile (603) 4257 6203
WellingtonPapua New Guinea High CommissionHigh Commissioner Lucy B. Bogari279 Williis Street PO Box 197 Wellington, NZ Phone (64) 4 385 2474 Facsimile (64) 4 385 2477Email email@example.com
ManilaPapua New Guinea EmbassyAmbassador Damien Gamiandu3rd Floor Corinthian Plaza BuildingPaseo de RoxasLegaspi Village, Makati CityPhilippinesTelephone (632) 811 3466Facsimile (632) 811 3468 SOLOMON ISLANDSHoniaraPapua New Guinea High CommissionHigh Commissioner Ponabe Yuwa Honiara Solomon Islands Phone 20561 Facsimile 20562
Papua New Guinea High CommissionHigh Commissioner Jean L. Kekedo14 Waterloo Place London SWIR 4AR Phone (44) 20 7930 0922 Facsimile (44) 20 7930 0828Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Papua New Guinea High CommissionHigh Commissioner Ponabe Yuwa Honiara Solomon Islands Phone 20561 Facsimile 20562