OVERPRINT_APEC 2018 - UNSDG STAMPS
Post PNG as the governing administration of postage stamps in Papua New Guinea, through its Philatelic Department has release a set of over-printed APEC 2018 postage stamps.
The overprints are on four of the six postage stamps released in 2017. The postage stamps overprinted with new values are;
Sustainable, long lasting development requires deep partnerships between all stakeholders in society: governments, the private sector, civil society, NGOs, Faith groups and international partners. PNG, like 192 other countries, is a signatory to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The interconnected relationship between the SDGs necessitates innovation around partnerships. The spirit of the SDGs is informed by the need for meaningful citizen participation, with engagement of all people is vital.
K1.60_Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (K6.80)
PNG is largely an agrarian, rural country that has significant strategic assets including mineral and natural resources. The APEC is a key opportunity to support trade and investment between Papua New Guinea and APEC members. It is also a unique opportunity to catalyse development through the priority areas of digital connectivity, promote sustainable, inclusive growth and advancing human development in the region. PNG’s focus areas put it in a strong position to leave a legacy of sustainable development. APEC will bring the country together, to connect with all citizens (young and old, females and males regardless of abilities, across the 22 provinces, to achieve better opportunities for all.
There can be no lasting sustainable development without peace. Strong institutions, capable of implementing key policies and reforms, and fostering inclusive equitable economic growth with transparency and accountability are key requirements. PNG has been a strong advocate globally for human rights for all. The country is also a contributor to UN Peacekeeping. Culturally, PNG has unique methods for settling disagreements between groups. Women, faith based groups and tribal elders play pivotal roles of establishing and maintaining peace.
Papua New Guinea remains one of the most rural countries in the world. Most of population live a traditional subsistence lifestyle, supported by the diversity of forests, inland waters and coastal seas. Most people depend on agriculture, fisheries and forestry for their livelihoods. Local markets are vital. Driven by mining and excavation of natural resources, the GDP per capita has doubled over the past decade. The country’s future growth and prosperity will continue to depend on mining but also an expansion of agriculture, tourism, light industries including small and medium enterprises. Improving health, education, water and sanitation and gender equality are also vital elements for sustainable growth of the economy and the well-being of people. The PNG Hunters’ rugby league victory in the Queensland Cup grand final was one of the finest days in sporting history for the nation, inspiring a generation to aspire to achieve more.