Papua New Guinea

UN’s SABL response due in seven days

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination asked the PNG government yet again, to respond to concerns that PNG continues to authorise the exploitation of indigenous land by foreign companies through SABLs.

Govt. must publish full SABL list

ACT NOW! is demanding Papua New Guinea government to immediately publish a full list of SABLs current status. SABL is one of the world’s biggest illegal land grabs, and now more than 5-years after PNG government promised to cancel the SABL, people are still waiting to hear which leases have been cancelled.

UN challenges PNG govt over illegal land grabbing

The United Nations has accused the Papua New Guinea government of racial discrimination against its own people over its failure to stop foreign companies using SABL leases to illegally occupy customary land.

New report highlights human rights abuses caused by SABL land grab

The SABL Land Grab: Papua New Guinea’s Ongoing Human Rights Scandal, a new report published by ACT NOW! and UK based charity, War on Want highlights the devastating impacts on people living in rural communities and gives a voice to those who have suffered the illegal loss of their land to logging and oil-palm plantations.

SABL scandal buried and forgotten

The PNG government is trying to bury and forget the SABL land grab scandal in which more than 5 million hectares of land has been stolen from rural communities.

APEC warned PNG has poor record on food security

Community advocacy group ACT NOW! warns APEC delegates attending food Security Week in Port Moresby that Papua New Guinea government has a very poor record on protecting rural famers. The most glaring example is the SABL land grab, in which over 5 million hectares of land was taken from rural communities.