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PIANGO LAWYERS AT ASIA CLIMATE JUSTICE EXPERTS MEETING

Suva  – Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) has sent legal representatives to the Asia Climate Justice Expert meeting organised by Greenpeace. PIANGO’s senior technical adviser, Laitia Tamata and PIANGO Legal Adviser Makereta Waqavonovono are currently in Bangkok, Thailand attending the second Asia Climate Justice Expert meeting alongside other climate justice experts from the Asian…

SDGs could draw on Pacific ‘gems’

By – Vani Catanasiga, Research and Development Officer Date: 28 February 2017 Global Goals What really is the big fuss about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This, and the question of its connection to putting food on the table are probably foremost on the minds of ordinary Pacific islanders when development stakeholders talk SDGs. At least…

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…

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,…