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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…

Pacific Women in Agriculture acknowledged for their contribution

Port Villa, Vanuatu- Women farmer leaders and other partners were part of an inaugural meeting of the Pacific Women in Agriculture Forum yesterday – focused around the theme “Inspire, Innovate, Impower”. The forum heard that while women and girls are most vulnerable during natural disasters, their voices are seldom heard at community, national, regional and…

Pacific Women in Agriculture issue a strong outcome statement

Port Villa, Vanuatu -Over 50 women and men farmer leaders, partners and stakeholders from ten Pacific Islands gathered for the inaugural Pacific Women in Agriculture Forum in Port Villa yesterday. The one-day workshop organized to support Pacific women in agriculture ended with an outcome statement, which is attached in full detail. The outcome statement called…

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…

Pacific values, inclusive development, justice at the heart of Blue Economy, says PIANGO

“A Pacific Blue Economy must embrace human rights at the very heart of the its sustainability agenda, put people at the front and centre of the development paradigm and recognise that improving human wellbeing is the ultimate outcome of development efforts. “As Pacific Islanders and stewards of this blue continent, the Pacific Ocean we call…

The official logo of International Civil Society Week 2017 #ICSW2017 has been launched in Fiji!

PIANGO partnered with the University of the South Pacific (USP) to officially launch the logo at the USP in Suva, Fiji on 4 August, 2017. Speaking at the launch, the USP’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Rajesh Chandra said: “The University of the South Pacific is indeed very pleased to be working with the Pacific Islands Association…

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…

Pacific Spotlights Sea Bed Mining at UN Ocean Conference

(June 9, 2017, New York) – Activists and representatives from prominent Pacific Island organisations, led by the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), are taking part in a high-profile side event at the United Nations (UN) Oceans Conference at UN Headquarters in New York today. PIANGO is the Pacific Organising Partner for the UN…

“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…