Country report and updates: Papua New Guinea
conscription does not exist
Papua New Guinea has no conscription.  
2 Conscientious objection
There is no known legal provision for conscientious objection.
No information available.
6 Annual statistics
The armed forces are 4,300-strong - that is about 0.09 percent of the population. 
 Institute for Strategic Studies 1997. Military Balance 1997/98. ISS, London.  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.  Brett, Rachel and Margaret Mc Callin 1996. Children: The invisible soldiers. Rädda Barnen, Stockholm.