6 909 701 inhabitants (2017)
Melanesian, Papuan, Negrito, Micronesian, and Polynesian
Roman Catholic 27%, Protestant 69.4%, Baha'i 0.3%, indigenous beliefs and other 3.3% (2000)
$3800 (2017)
Papua New Guinea Defense Force
    1) Papua New Guinea relies on assistance from Australia to keep out illegal cross-border activities from Indonesia, including goods smuggling, illegal narcotics trafficking, and squatters and secessionists.
    2) Source and destination country for men, women and children who are victims of sexual and forced labor. Some efforts have been put in place - formation of an anti-trafficking committee and prohibition of all forms of trafficking through the amendment of the Criminal Code, which remain insufficient.