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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…

Pre-ADB- Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisations (PIANGO) Pacific Regional CSO Roundtable.

The roundtable provided a regional space for Civil Society representatives from around the Pacific who had registered to attend the 52nd ADB Annual Meeting to reflect on the broader sustainable development agenda and priorities from the perspectives on the Agenda 2030 and Development Effectiveness in linking the priorities of ADB to the priorities of the…

40 PACIFIC CSOs ENGAGE IN REGIONAL POLICY SUBMISSIONS AT PIANGO MEET

(Suva, Fiji) – Traditional governance, quality and affordable education, youth and women and were some of the key issues raised to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat from the Pacific Regional CSO Forum in Suva today. The issues raised by more than 40 CSO reps from over 10 countries in the Pacific region were discussed with…

PACIFIC CSOs TO MEET AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY WEEK IN FIJI

 Over 50 regional civil society actors will converge in Suva, Fiji ahead of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) to discuss regional development aid effectiveness and its link to the acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals. ICSW 2017 dubbed the Olympic gathering of CSOs is the world’s biggest gathering of civil society leaders and will…

PACIFIC CSOs TO MEET AHEAD OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY WEEK IN FIJI

Over 50 regional civil society actors will converge in Suva, Fiji ahead of the International Civil Society Week to discuss regional development aid effectiveness and its link to the acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals. Convened by the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), the Pacific Regional CSO Forum is expected to have participants…

Pacific farmers and PIANGO collaborate on Pacific Agriculture Week

Photo Credit: Radio New Zealand (Suva, Fiji) ─ The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental organisations (PIANGO) and the Pacific Islands Farmers Organisation (PIFON) have collaborated to organise workshops during the upcoming Pacific Agriculture Week in Vanuatu. The workshops will be held at Owen Hall in Port Vila from 16-18 October, 2017. PIFON Coordinator Kyle Stice…

PIANGO Leads CSO Forum Ahead of PIF Leaders Meeting in Samoa

A team from PIANGO, led by its Board Chairperson, Sarah Thomas Nededog, is currently in Apia, Samoa to participate in consultations ahead of the 48th Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Leaders Meeting which will take place from 4-8 September 2017. The PIF Leaders Meeting will include the Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting taking place on 4…

ICSW 2017 Secretariat Office Opens in Suva

(June 28, 2017, Suva, Fiji) – The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), in partnership with the CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the University of the South Pacific (USP) opened a joint secretariat office at the USP Students Association (USPSA) in Suva today. The office will serve as a hub for planning…

SYSTEMS VITAL FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: MICRONESIAN CSOs

Date: 1 May 2017 Guam – A more systematic relationship with governments helps civil society to better promote accountability. These sentiments were echoed by at the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs Micronesian Subregional meeting in Hagatna, Guam last week where more than 30 civil society leaders from the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Northern Marianas,…