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GROUNDSWELL OF SUPPORT FOR WEST PAPUA IN TIME FOR FORUM LEADERS’ MEETING

Date: 17th  August 2016 Suva – The groundswell of support for West Papua across the region is the ideal build up to the upcoming Forum Leaders meeting in Federated States of Micronesia says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga made the comments after presenting the issue of West Papua to…

Leaders Coalition on West Papua is Courageous: PIANGO

Date: 19 July 2016 Suva – Last week’s formation of a Pacific Leaders Coalition on West Papua is indicative of the rising wave of regional support for the aspirations of Papuans for self-determination and ending human rights violations suffered. Pacific Islands Association of NGOs executive director, Emele Duituturaga made these comments after a week of…

PIANGO REITERATES WORLD CHURCHES CALL FOR WEST PAPUA SOLIDARITY VISIT

Suva  – Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) executive director, Emele Duituturaga has welcomed a call made by the World Council of Churches (WCC) for a solidarity visit to West Papua by an international ecumenical delegation. Duituturaga said the call made by the WCC for a solidarity visit to be organized as soon as possible,…

PIANGO COMMENDS UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR FOR HIGHLIGHTING WEST PAPUA

Suva  – The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, Maina Kiai must be commended for highlighting West Papua’s human rights plight with the UN Human Rights Council says PIANGO executive director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga who was reacting to media reports on Kiai’s speech at the 32nd session of…

UNDRIP Important For The Pacific

Suva  – The United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)  is important to the Pacific where indigenous people are the majority in the region. Pacific Islands Association of NGOs senior technical adviser, Laitia Tamata echoed these sentiments after attending the Regional Meeting on Enhancing Inclusive Development in the Pacific in the framework…

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…

Australia

National Liaison Unit for Australia Country: Australia Current Time in Australia (Canberra) NLU Name: Australian Council for International Development – ACFID Contact Details:   Postal Address: Private Mail Bag 3, Deakin, ACT 2600, Australia Telephone: (61) 2 6285 1816     Email: acfid@piango.net Web: www.acfid.asn.au Organisational Structure: Yes Governance Structure: Yes Number of Members: 80…

WEST PAPUA REPORT GIVEN TO BAN KI MOON AT HUMANTARIAN SUMMIT

Date: 25May 2016 Suva – UN secretary general, Ban Ki Moon has been presented with the West Papua Fact Finding Mission Report titled “We Will Lose Everything” by PIANGO’s Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga presented the report to Ban Ki Moon during day two of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The report was…

Laitia Tamata

Laitia Tamata has been engaged in regional and global development issues for over 30years. He started as a Fiji Civil Servant in 1980 before he was engaged in international peace keeping and humanitarian work with the UN in Lebanon and the Multinational Forces and Observers in Sinai Egypt from 1984 to 1996.  Laitia graduated with…

CSO Development Effectiveness, CSO Accountability & Human Rights Based Approaches – November 17, 2015

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