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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…

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Country: Fiji Current Time in Fiji: NLU Name: Fiji Council of Social Services – FCOSS Contact Details: Mr Neil Maharaj Location: 256 Waimanu Road, Suva Postal Address: P. O. Box 13476, Suva, Fiji Islands Telephone: (679)3312 649 Fax: (679)3302 936 Email: fcoss@piango.net Organisational Structure: Yes Governance Structure: Yes Number of Members: 500 members Vision: Our vision…

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…

MP SPEAKS TO CSO NEXT GEN LEADERS ON PARTNERSHIPS FOR SDGS

  Fijian member of parliament, Mosese Bulitavu today assured a group of civil society leaders that he will continue to highlight the sector’s key role in supporting and monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Fiji. Speaking at the Pacific Islands Association of NGO’s Next Generation Leadership breakfast on SDGs, Bulitavu said the…

International Civil Society Week 2017 Brief 1: August -September 2017

Dear NLU, Partners and Friends, Greetings from the PIANGO Secretariat. Preparations for the hosting of the International Civil Society Week here in Suva, Fiji are gaining momentum as we rapidly approach December! As of September 18, 2017 logistical details that the team have managed to confirm are: University of the South Pacific Laucala Bay Campus, Suva,…

2017 Apia Call for Partnerships for Pacific-Specific Development September 8th 2017

Apia, Samoa – Over 40 Civil Society Leaders from Samoa, Niue, Cook Islands, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Guam and Nauru gathered in Apia  on 31st August – 1st September, for a Pre Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) Civil Society Roundtable convened by the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), to discuss national…

Improved CSO-Government Relations Demonstrated at Forum Leaders Meeting: PIANGO

(8 September, 2017) Suva, Fiji – Multi-stakeholder partnerships that enable the effective participation of civil society in development are not only possible, but have already begun in the Pacific. This, according to the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga was demonstrated at this week’s 48th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders meeting…

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…

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…

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…