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34th UNHRC Session

PIANGO shares with you now a video taken (and shared) by the Permanent Mission of the Solomon Islands to Geneva at the “Shining the Light on the Human Rights Situation in West Papua” side event of the 34th UNHRC Session last week.

INDONESIA UNHRC REACTION DIVERTS FROM SERIOUS HR VIOLATIONS IN PAPUA: PIANGO

Date: 6 March 2017 SUVA – Indonesia’s scathing attack on Vanuatu at the 34th UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session is an attempt to divert the international community’s attention away from the ongoing human rights violations taking place in West Papua. These sentiments were echoed by the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs(PIANGO)executive director, Emele Duituturaga…

PIANGO TO MONITOR SHRINKING CIVIC SPACES IN SIX PACIFIC COUNTRIES

Suva  – The Pacific islands Association of NGOs will be monitoring civic spaces in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papuan New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu as a means of ensuring enabling environments exist for CSOs. This follows a training in Johannesburg, South Africa held on 24 – 26 of May 2016 and attended by PIANGO…

CPDE Recommendations on HRBA – Fr

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CPDE Recommendations on HRBA – Eng

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Challenge of exclusion and inequality remains for Fiji in SDGs: Fiji CSOs

NEW YORK———-Fiji had promised to implement sustainable development goals (SDGs), pledging to leave no one behind. However, for those that are marginalized due to living in remote maritime islands, those living with disability and gender based violence for example, the risk of exclusion remains, not only in Fiji, but throughout the region.  However, for those…

PIANGO appoints new Executive Director

Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Emeline Siale Ilolahia as the new Executive Director. Ms. Ilolahia will advance the passion and dedication that Emele Duituturaga had contributed to PIANGO for the past ten years. Siale is a long time Tongan civil society leader. She joined PIANGO in…

Deputy UN High Commissioner on Human Rights hears Fiji and Pacific CSOs

Civil Society Representatives commend the commitment of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to actively engage with Fiji and Pacific human rights defenders and civil society actors in putting human rights at the heart of their collaboration in accordance with the UN Charter.

Climate resilience community engagement

The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) is committed to work closely with one of its members, the Kiribati Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (KANGO), to help shape policies that reflect the needs, priorities, and voices of Kiribati communities on migration and climate change. The project, Kiribati Voices for Dignity and Resilience (KV4DR), funded by…