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PIANGO AT MICRONESIAN NOT-FOR-PROFIT CONGRESS, GUAM

30th March 2017

Date: 31 March 2017 SUVA – Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) will hold the Micronesia sub regional meeting as a build up to the 7th Non Profit Congress in Guam next month. This was revealed in an official statement issued by the board of Payuta Incorporated yesterday to its members and to its regional...

PIANGO TO HOST GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF CSOs IN SUVA

20th March 2017

Date: 20 March 2017 Suva – The Pacific Islands Association of NGOs will host a global gathering of civil society organisations in Suva on 4-7 December this year as part of International Civil Society Week (ICSW) PIANGO executive director, Emele Duituturaga said she was delighted to receive official notification as well as a video of...

INDONESIA UNHRC REACTION DIVERTS FROM SERIOUS HR VIOLATIONS IN PAPUA: PIANGO

05th March 2017

Date: 6 March 2017 SUVA – Indonesia’s scathing attack on Vanuatu at the 34th UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session is an attempt to divert the international community’s attention away from the ongoing human rights violations taking place in West Papua. These sentiments were echoed by the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs(PIANGO)executive director, Emele Duituturaga...

SDGs could draw on Pacific ‘gems’

28th February 2017

By – Vani Catanasiga, Research and Development Officer Date: 28 February 2017 Global Goals What really is the big fuss about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This, and the question of its connection to putting food on the table are probably foremost on the minds of ordinary Pacific islanders when development stakeholders talk SDGs. At least...

Local and traditional knowledge Needs to Be Acknowledged in Humanitarian Work: PIANGO Tells Geneva Workshop

23rd February 2017

Date: 23 February 2017 Geneva – Humanitarian aid partners must be able to demonstrate their political will and appreciation for traditional knowledge and practices for disaster responses if they are serious about inclusiveness. These sentiments were shared by Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Senior technical Officer, Laitia Tamata at the Agenda for Localisation meeting...

Pacific civil society calls out Australian Ambassador: “Your Government is undermining our future.”

06th February 2017

 An open letter from the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network to the Australian Ambassador for Climate Change, Patrick Suckling.  03/02/2017  SUVA, Fiji Islands  Dear Ambassador,  Time and again, Pacific island leaders have explained that climate change is the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the peoples of the Pacific.  We must...

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORK YOU DO MATTERS: PIANGO TELLS FCOSS VOLUNTEERS

26th January 2017

Date: 26 January 2017 SUVA – The Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS) does great community work even though its often not visible says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) executive director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga made the comments at the end of a weeklong FCOSS staff and volunteers planning in Suva last night. “Congratulations to...

PIANGO’s OUTLOOK FOR 2017

20th January 2017

Date: 20 January 2017 SUVA – Civil societies’ capacities, next generation leadership, community resilience and development effectiveness are expected to be the key priorities of work for the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) in 2017.                 These areas, says PIANGO executive director, Emele Duituturaga may even continue into...

HOLD GOVERNMENTS ACCOUNTABLE FOR SDGs: PIANGO TELLS PACIFIC CSOs

08th December 2016

Date: 9 December 2016 Suva – The interwoven nature of the Sustainable Development Goals should compel governments to work in partnership with civil society organisations says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs  executive director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga made the comments while presenting on the SDGs to the Development Network (DevNet) Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand...

DECOLONISATION FUNDAMENTAL TO PACIFIC SOVEREIGNTY, CSOs TELL GPEDC

01st December 2016

Date: 2 December 2016 Suva – The decolonisation of indigenous peoples in Tahiti, New Caledonia, West Papua, and the American territories is intrinsically tied to the sovereignty of the Pacific region. These and the need to expand the definition of fragility to inculcate climate induced vulnerability as a Pacific specific concern are key issues that...