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Republic of Fiji President applauds CSOs and calls on united effort to address climate change

 FIJI is grateful to the world’s civil society leaders and activists for their support of the Pacific region’s efforts to address climate change, said Fiji President Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote. And, he urged civil society to continue to assist in what is likely humanity’s biggest challenge. “We cannot afford to fail in our mission,”…

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 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…

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…

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…