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Urgent need to step up our efforts to protect the marine environment; Ilolahia

03rd June 2020

As much as the ocean keeps us connected while we remain apart, it needs each of us for its survival. The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) remain optimistic that the call for a moratorium, in order to support the research that will be taking place as part of the Decade of Ocean Science will allow Pacific leaders to be well-informed on how to progress with the Deep Sea Mining industry - if they choose to do so.

PIANGO joins call for significant actions on inequality, climate and social justice

26th September 2019

The #Standtogethernow global campaign calls on governments to guarantee the right to freedoms of expression, association and assembly and to ensure inclusion and participation for all; freely in all levels of decision-making processes without fear of violence or intimidation. It also calls on states actors to commit to reduction of military budgets in order to fund climate and environmental protection and fight against poverty, hunger and inequality.

Pacific CSO ‘hustle to a new level’at the global level

17th July 2019

Pacific CSO seek answers from Tongan government.

Challenge of exclusion and inequality remains for Fiji in SDGs: Fiji CSOs

16th July 2019

NEW YORK———-Fiji had promised to implement sustainable development goals (SDGs), pledging to leave no one behind. However, for those that are marginalized due to living in remote maritime islands, those living with disability and gender based violence for example, the risk of exclusion remains, not only in Fiji, but throughout the region.  However, for those...

Scale up effectiveness agenda in SDGs-Pacific rep tells global meet

15th July 2019

The current review of the United Nations High Level Political Forum is an opportunity for stakeholders to firmly embed development effectiveness into the discourse on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). PIANGO NLU member, Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS) executive director, Vani Catanasiga told participants at the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GEPEDC) Senior...

PIANGO appoints new Executive Director

01st July 2019

Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Emeline Siale Ilolahia as the new Executive Director. Ms. Ilolahia will advance the passion and dedication that Emele Duituturaga had contributed to PIANGO for the past ten years. Siale is a long time Tongan civil society leader. She joined PIANGO in...

Invest in Next Generation Skills and promote Equal Opportunities.

13th June 2019

The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) says the emphasis placed on inclusion of Next Generation Skills at the upcoming Pacific Skills Summit, reiterates the call that an important starting point in overcoming discrimination is the right to access to, and equality of opportunities.

Be Bold! Be Courageous, Duituturaga urge Pacific leaders.

15th May 2019

Be bold!  Be courageous!

Deputy UN High Commissioner on Human Rights hears Fiji and Pacific CSOs

05th April 2019

Civil Society Representatives commend the commitment of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to actively engage with Fiji and Pacific human rights defenders and civil society actors in putting human rights at the heart of their collaboration in accordance with the UN Charter.

Balance for better, PIANGO pressed for progress

08th March 2019

"Right now is a great and important time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-equal and gender-balanced world. Women have come a long way, yet there’s still more to be achieved,"Duituturaga said.