Papua New Guinea struggles to meet MDG poverty targets

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As countries around the world continue to push towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs, there are a few states which are still struggling to meet the poverty targets.

One of those is Papua New Guinea, a Pacific Ocean archipelago with a population of seven million people. Around 40 per cent are living below the national poverty line.

The deadline for the attainment of the MDGs is 2015, but currently the country is not expected to reach any of the eight goals.

Roy Trivedy is the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Papua New Guinea.

Daniel Dickinson asked him to describe the level of poverty in the country.

Duration: 4'39"

 

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