Papua New Guinea
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
10.3 milion

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit

No data

Measurement work

No data

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


National Volunteer Service Act

Year 1990
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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?


Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?

National Policy on Professional Volunteerism 2020 – 2025

2020 View source

Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?


VNR Reporting

Papua New Guinea’s Voluntary National Review 2020

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 39

Some provinces and districts have ‘human rights defender’ volunteers that are working with victims and helping to seek justice. They need to be appropriately resourced.

No mention
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