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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,”…

Marshall Island CSO Umbrella Body appoints Laitia Tamata as new Director

The Marshall Islands Council of Non-Government Organizations (MICNGOs) has appointed Laitia Tamata of Fiji as their new Director.

Pacific CSOs Scrutinise Post Cotonou Proposals

Pacific Civil Society Organisations (CSO) convened, for the third time, yesterday in Suva to analyse the Frameworks for Post Cotonou Agreement.

PIANGO pledge with churches for human rights and justice

THE Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) and Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) are looking to strengthening relations to promote human rights and social justice as servant communities.

A free and secure Blue Pacific – CSO talks before Leaders meet

Civil society representatives will converge in Nauru ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting, to discuss key issues affecting the lives of Pacific Peoples. A joint initiative between the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisations (PIANGO) and its National Affiliate – Nauru Islands Association of Non-Government Organisation (NIANGO), are convening two CSO Roundtables to…

EMINENT SPEAKERS A DRAWCARD FOR 800 INTERNATIONAL CSO ACTORS AT FIJI MEET

Fiji’s president, Retired Major General Jioji Konrote and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta will feature in the official opening of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2017 this afternoon at Lami’s Novotel Hotel. Tagged by civil society pundits as the biggest gathering of civil society actors in the world and hosted locally by the Pacific…

Pacific Week of Agriculture Conference, Port Villa- Vanuatu 16th – 18th October 2017

PIFON and PIANGO organised and hosted a 3-day event to coincide with the Pacific Week of Agriculture, held in Port Vila, Vanuatu from October 16 through October 20, 2016. The first day focused on Pacific Women in Agriculture and the second day focused on “The Role of Farmer Organisations in Climate Change Adaptation”. The 3rd…

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…