Papua New Guinea struggles to meet MDG poverty targetsListen /
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.