Photo: The historic signing ceremony for the establishment of the new Bougainville Referendum Commission, at the Prime Minister’s Office, Manasupe House Waigani, Port Moresby.
Port Moresby, 24 January 2017 – The historic signing ceremony for the establishment of the new Bougainville Referendum Commission (BRC) was held on 24th of January 2017 at the Prime Minister’s Office, Manasupe House Waigani, Port Moresby.
Under the Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA) signed between the Government of PNG and Leaders of Bougainville in 2001, the peace partners agreed to have a referendum on the political future of Bougainville by 2020. This signing paves the way for the independent institution to plan, prepare and execute the electoral event. At the ceremony, the milestone documents signed were the Agreement and the Administration Arrangement for the establishment of the BRC.
Buka, September 1, 2016 – The UN Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea, Roy Trivedy joined the President of the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG), the High Commissioners from Fiji and New Zealand High Commission, high-level representatives from Australian mission along with hundreds of Bougainvillians to commemorate 15 years since the signing of the Bougainville Peace Agreement in 2001.
The celebrations took place in Buka Town, Bougainville on Tuesday, 30 August 2016 with speeches and a display of culture through traditional dancing and music.
Unveiling mobile cinema and community outreach center with the UN Resident Coordinator, Roy Trivedy.
UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Roy Trivedy told the audience that “despite many challenges in the past 15 years, both the national Government and the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) continue to demonstrate commitment to the peace process that will eventually lead to lasting peace and stability not only in the country but the entire Pacific region”.