Country report and updates: Papua New Guinea

Last revision: 19 May 1998
19 May 1998
19/05/1998

1 Conscription

conscription does not exist

Papua New Guinea has no conscription. [2] [3]

2 Conscientious objection

There is no known legal provision for conscientious objection.

3 Desertion

No information available.

6 Annual statistics

The armed forces are 4,300-strong - that is about 0.09 percent of the population. [1]

Sources

[1] Institute for Strategic Studies 1997. Military Balance 1997/98. ISS, London. [2] UN Commission on Human Rights 1997. The question of conscientious objection to military service, report of the Secretary-General prepared pursuant to Commission resolution 1995/83. United Nations, Geneva. [3] Brett, Rachel and Margaret Mc Callin 1996. Children: The invisible soldiers. R├Ądda Barnen, Stockholm.