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HOLD GOVERNMENTS ACCOUNTABLE FOR SDGs: PIANGO TELLS PACIFIC CSOs

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

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…

POLYNESIAN CSOs ESTABLISH REGIONAL COMMITTEE TO BUILD SOLIDARITY

Date: 11 November 2016 Suva – Umbrella national NGOs for Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu yesterday established an interim CSO Polynesian committee to build solidarity around common issues faced by the sub region. Samoa Umbrella for NGOs (SUNGO), Cooks Islands Civil Society Organisation (CICSO), Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) and Tuvalu Association of…

PIANGO’s OUTLOOK FOR 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…

Pacific Civil Society Challenged to Leave No One Behind in Implementing SDG Agenda

Date: 16 November 2016 Suva – Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been challenged to push for urgent                 action in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); to focus on               sustainable, transformative change and use the SDGs as a framework to…

ACCOUNTABILITY & INCLUSIVITY ARE KEY TO PACIFIC CSO’s DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS

Date: 11 November 2016 Suva – Accountability and inclusivity are key to Pacific civil society’s development effectiveness says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs chairman, Drew Havea. “As, Pacific civil society sector, we are now called to accelerate our efforts to demonstrate development effectiveness in our body of work. We need to develop positive working relationships…

LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT ON SDG STILL NEEDED IN SAMOA

Date: 22 July 2016 Suva – Samoa needs a legal framework to facilitate meaningful civil society engagement in the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ensure that no part of Samoan society is left behind. These sentiments were echoed at the Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD) facilitated side event at the UN High…

PIANGO PLAYS KEY ROLE AT PIDF SUMMIT

Date: 14 July 2016 Suva – The 2016 Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit concluded in Honiara with the full participation of the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) as a member of the PIDF Charter. This is the first meeting of Leaders under the new governance structure since the inauguration of the PIDF…

PIANGO SECURES PACIFIC VOICE TO THE UN HIGH LEVEL CSO STEERING COMMITTEE ON REFUGEES

Suva – The Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) has become the only Pacific representative in the CSO steering committee to the UN High Level Meeting on Large Movements of Migrants and Refugees. PIANGO was nominated by Pacific Women’s Indigenous Network (PACWIN), a non-governmental organisation based in New Zealand, which also serves as PIANGOs focal point for…

PIANGO TO MONITOR SHRINKING CIVIC SPACES IN SIX PACIFIC COUNTRIES

Suva  – The Pacific islands Association of NGOs will be monitoring civic spaces in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papuan New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as a means of ensuring enabling environments exist for CSOs. This follows a training in Johannesburg, South Africa held on 24 – 26 of May 2016 and attended by PIANGO…