Deep Sea Mining is Not Needed, Not Wanted, Not Consented The Ocean is the living blue heart of our planet, a message echoed by the Pacific Civil Society Organisations as they launched a collective statement calling for a Global Ban on Deep Sea Mining in Nadi, Fiji, today (March 25th […]
The development of citizen budget guidelines is a key milestone that will simplify budget information and encourage engagement to monitor public funds and resources that are allocated in accordance with the wishes and needs of the people. Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) through a partnership with UNDP has […]
UNDP under its PFM and Governance in the Pacific project, funded by the European Union, has partnered with PIANGO to implement the project to five of its National Liaison Unit (NLU’s) in the region that includes Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon and Tuvalu.
Vanuatu is the only Pacific country that has been constantly sponsoring the self-determination of West Papua at the regional and international level and this was evident in today’s victory march
Whilst Solomon CSO applaud the VNR committee’s use of the often critical Auditor General report in their review, we point out that poor governance and political interference in service provision are major issues holding back development.
Samoa CSO calls for an urgent need is to prioritize deeper and more ‘grassroots’ engagement to reflect socio-economic rural developments.
PNG Voluntary National Review (VNR) to reflect on building back better.
The FSM Government must realize that collaboration with all stakeholders (private sector and civil society) will assist in compiling actual data needed for the indicators.
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.
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.