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PIANGO receives special UN status

03rd October 2018

The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) has been granted Special consultative status by the United Nations. PIANGO ‘s acceptance to engage with the UN’s Economic and Social Council and its subsidiary bodies was announced by the new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Fiji – Mr Sanaka Samarasinha, in his first public...

PIANGO commends Futuna’s decision disallowing seabed mining

24th September 2018

THE Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental (PIANGO) has praised the decision of the traditional elders of the Pacific island of Futuna for disallowing any work related to seabed mining in their waters. PIANGO executive director Emele Duituturaga said they stood with other regional NGOs and Pacific churches in the continued call for a ban on...

A free and secure Blue Pacific – CSO talks before Leaders meet

29th August 2018

Civil society representatives will converge in Nauru ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting, to discuss key issues affecting the lives of Pacific Peoples. A joint initiative between the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisations (PIANGO) and its National Affiliate – Nauru Islands Association of Non-Government Organisation (NIANGO), are convening two CSO Roundtables to...

PIANGO appoints Deputy Executive Director

23rd August 2018

The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations  (PIANGO) has a new Deputy Executive Director. Long-time Tongan civil society leader MsEmelineSialeIlolahiaKolomotu’a joined PIANGO earlier this year taking up the new role to strengthen PIANGO’s focus on its member countries in the region. PIANGO Executive Director EmeleDuituturaga said MsIlolahia’s appointment is an asset to regional headquarters as she comes...

Next Generation Leaders Meet Kiribati High Commissioner

17th August 2018

PIANGO hosted its Third Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Breakfast program – “Breakfast with David” for emerging leaders from civil society with the Kiribati High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency David Ateti Teaabo to welcome and celebrate his appointment not only as a relatively young diplomat. Mr Teaabo, himself, a former civil society advocate and key...

Journalist to Share Ideas for Transitioning Indigenous Knowledge

08th August 2018

The role of the media in transitioning traditional knowledge to the future will feature in discussions organised by the Fiji Council of Social Services to commemorate International Day of the World’s Indigenous People tomorrow. FCOSS executive director, Vani Catanasiga said the Lami Kitaka: An International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2018 Talanoa will feature...

Disaster Management and Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review

05th August 2018

JULY 31 –AUGUST 1 2018 Moana Anglican Services and Teaching Centre (MAST), DesVouex Rd, Suva, Fiji  OUTCOME STATEMENT: 6th August 2018 Local Communities and Integration: Connections for Effective National DRR and Humanitarian Response At the conclusion of the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review Meeting on August 1st 2018, over 45 civil society representatives...

CSO Humanitarian Support to Fijian Communities Acknowledged

01st August 2018

Suva, Fiji —- Civil society’s role in preparing and responding to Fijian communities during disasters is appreciated. These sentiments were expressed by the National Disaster Management Office director, Anare Leweniqila as he opened the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review Meeting in Suva early yesterday. “I would like to acknowledge and appreciate the great...

EMINENT SPEAKERS A DRAWCARD FOR 800 INTERNATIONAL CSO ACTORS AT FIJI MEET

03rd December 2017

Fiji’s president, Retired Major General Jioji Konrote and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta will feature in the official opening of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2017 this afternoon at Lami’s Novotel Hotel. Tagged by civil society pundits as the biggest gathering of civil society actors in the world and hosted locally by the Pacific...

Republic of Fiji President applauds CSOs and calls on united effort to address climate change

03rd December 2017

 FIJI is grateful to the world’s civil society leaders and activists for their support of the Pacific region’s efforts to address climate change, said Fiji President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote. And, he urged civil society to continue to assist in what is likely humanity’s biggest challenge. “We cannot afford to fail in our mission,”...