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Pacific civil society calls out Australian Ambassador: “Your Government is undermining our future.”

 An open letter from the Pacific Islands Climate Action Network to the Australian Ambassador for Climate Change, Patrick Suckling.  03/02/2017  SUVA, Fiji Islands  Dear Ambassador,  Time and again, Pacific island leaders have explained that climate change is the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the peoples of the Pacific.  We must…

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…

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…

Suva Declaration

Suva Declaration

WEST PAPUA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REVEALS AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HELP FOR INDONESIAN ARMY

Suva – A report on a human rights fact finding mission to West Papua launched this morning reveals human rights violations by Indonesian security forces has not declined. And the economic and social status of Papuans has not improved. The report, authored by the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Brisbane, titled,…

Sushil Patel

 Sushil Patel is the Communications Officer at PIANGO. His role includes policy analysis and policy advocacy linked to community issues.  He is responsible for the production of the PIANGO magazine – Pacific 2030, and managing social media for PIANGO. This includes searching, collating and sharing information related to PIANGO’s work on facebook and through twitter. Sushil…

Mr. Keu Mataroa

Board Member An executive Committee Member of the Cook Islands Civil Society Organisation (CISCO) Inc, which is the umbrella body for Cook Islands NGOs. Mr Mataroa’s involvement in civil society work in the Cook Islands includes work with the Cook Islands Boys Brigade and the Cook Islands Climate Change Network. He has his own CSO…