Papua New Guinea
South-Eastern Asia and the Pacific
Papua New Guinea ranks 161 out of 162 countries in the Gender Inequality Index, where a high rank equals high equality. Women should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though..
Papua New Guinea has a Workplace Index score of 7.3, a Marketplace Index score of 5.6 and a Community and Environment Index score of 4.9 in the Children’s Rights and Business Atlas, where countries receive scores between 0 and 10. A score closer to 0 reflects a need for basic children’s rights due diligence, while a higher score reflects a need for enhanced or heightened due diligence. Children should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.
Persons with Disabilities
Due to differences in data collection and definitions it is difficult to compare countries on disability prevalence rates. Persons with disabilities should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.
Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
According to the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, the indigenous population of Papua New Guinea is almost entirely Melanesian, though there are small Polynesian outlying communities north of Bougainville. About 840 distinct languages are spoken in Papua New Guinea, reflecting enormous regional and local cultural divisions. There are also small numbers of Asian and European migrants and descendants, some of whom are long-established. Ethnic Chinese have been present since the nineteenth century, but the numbers have grown over the past decade.
According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 3.4 % in the subregion South-Eastern Asia and the Pacific.
Persons in Armed Conflict
Papua New Guinea ranks 52 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch.