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)
462 840 sq km
2 403 327 sq km
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.