Understanding budget process is our accountability to the people
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.
PIANGO share the spirit of Independence with the people Vanuatu and stand in solidarity for a free West Papua
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
Poor governance and political interference in service provision are major issues holding back development in Solomon Islands.
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.
Accountability mechanism of the VNR process a concern fo Samoa CSOs.
Samoa CSO calls for an urgent need is to prioritize deeper and more ‘grassroots’ engagement to reflect socio-economic rural developments.
PNG CSO highlights violence against women, human rights and education at HLPF
PNG Voluntary National Review (VNR) to reflect on building back better.
Education, data and civil society engagement a concern for ted States of Micronesia (FSM)
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.
Urgent need to step up our efforts to protect the marine environment; Ilolahia
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
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
Pacific CSO seek answers from Tongan government.
Challenge of exclusion and inequality remains for Fiji in SDGs: Fiji CSOs
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
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
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.
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.
Be bold! Be courageous!
Deputy UN High Commissioner on Human Rights hears Fiji and Pacific CSOs
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.
Climate resilience community engagement
The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) is committed to work closely with one of its members, the Kiribati Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (KANGO), to help shape policies that reflect the needs, priorities, and voices of Kiribati communities on migration and climate change. The project, Kiribati Voices for Dignity and Resilience (KV4DR), funded by […]
Marshall Island CSO Umbrella Body appoints Laitia Tamata as new Director
The Marshall Islands Council of Non-Government Organizations (MICNGOs) has appointed Laitia Tamata of Fiji as their new Director.
SAMOA CSOs supported to influence Post Cotonou negotiations
The government of Samoa has the lead role in the Post Cotonou Central Negotiating team, and CSOs have been organising to be strategically influence Pacific governments, the ACP and the EU for the negotiations.
Nuclear victims remembrance day, lest we forget.
Today, March 1 is Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day in the Marshall Islands, which is a national holiday there. This day commemorates the victims and survivors of nuclear testing done in the area in the 1950s.
Ensure disability inclusion and ownership in humanitarian responses
There is a need to build meaningful relationship, create enabling space that gain the trust of people living with disability.