A FORMER INTERNATIONAL aid chief has accused Papua New Guinea of slowing down progress in reaching United Nations international development targets for 2015.
Several Pacific nations are expected to be highlighted as success stories at an international aid meeting that will address the UN's Millennium Development goals in South Korea. But PNG will not be among them.
More than 2,000 delegates from around the world, including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and United Nation's Chief Ban Ki-Moon, are attending the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness.
Former AusAID deputy director-general Annmaree O'Keeffe says parts of the region are making large strides in meeting the millennium development goals, while others are lagging.
"There are some parts of the Pacific, notably Papua New Guinea, which is really dragging the chain on meeting the millennium development goals, " she told Radio Australia.
Source: Australia Network News, 29 November