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PACIFIC CSOs NEED TO UNDERSTAND POLICY INFLUENCING

Port Villa, Vanuatu – Civil societies in the Pacific are very diverse, ranging from local faith-organisations to climate change group, farmers organisations and women’s cooperatives. Civil society has evolved significantly with international organisations actively exhibiting an energetic voice in promoting climate change, gender equality and humanitarian response. At the local level, however, CSOs often face…

MP SPEAKS TO CSO NEXT GEN LEADERS ON PARTNERSHIPS FOR SDGS

  Fijian member of parliament, Mosese Bulitavu today assured a group of civil society leaders that he will continue to highlight the sector’s key role in supporting and monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Fiji. Speaking at the Pacific Islands Association of NGO’s Next Generation Leadership breakfast on SDGs, Bulitavu said the…

Improved CSO-Government Relations Demonstrated at Forum Leaders Meeting: PIANGO

(8 September, 2017) Suva, Fiji – Multi-stakeholder partnerships that enable the effective participation of civil society in development are not only possible, but have already begun in the Pacific. This, according to the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga was demonstrated at this week’s 48th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders meeting…

PIANGO Calls for Enhanced CSO Engagement with Pacific Leaders

  PIANGO participated in a Media Workshop to discuss the effectiveness of media engagement with Civil Society at a workshop organised by the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA), in Apia, Samoa on 2 September, 2017. The PINA media workshop was held in the lead-up to the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting which takes place in…

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…

Pacific CSOs Issue Call for Peace and Solidarity with Guam

(18 August, 2017) Suva, Fiji − The disregard by North Korea and the United States for the lives and political autonomy of Guam’s Chamorro people is evidence of the continued geopolitics of colonisers, says the Pacific Islands Association of Non -Governmental Organisations (PIANGO).   The organisation’s Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga made the comment today following a…

“ONE MICRONESIA” ENSURES THAT THE US KEEPS TO PARIS AGREEMENT: NORTH PACIFIC CSOs

Date: 2 May 2017 Guam – A One Micronesia position is key to ensuring that the US adheres to its Paris agreement commitments and controlled military presence in the sub region. This was part of a 16-points resolution reached at the 7th Payuta Inc Not for Profit Congress in Tumon, Guam on 26-27 April by…

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,…

PIANGO TO HOST GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF CSOs IN SUVA

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…