Police shot student protesters in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in late June.
Papua New Guinea
In January, local and international NGOs wrote to the World Bank demanding actions to achieve genuine forest reform in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The moratorium on issuing new logging concessions in Papua New Guinea is possibly under threat.
Relations between the Bank and the government of Papua New Guinea were strained in July by the government’s decision to issue bonds to raise money from the private sector.