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VANGO acknowledges PIANGO support for new board

(Port Villa, Vanuatu) ─ The Vanuatu Non-Governmental organisation (VANGO) Chairman Lai Sakita has acknowledged the Pacific Islands Association of Non–Governmental organisation (PIANGO) support towards his newly elected board. Lai Sakita is a veteran civil society activist and is not new to the role, he has already served six terms in the VANGO office. “We are…

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…

Tongan NGO head calls for national forum on dissolution

RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL  (5:03 pm, 6 September 2017) http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/pacific/338829/tongan-ngo-head-calls-for-national-forum-on-dissolution A prominent NGO head in Tonga has called for a national forum on the events of the past week. Drew Havea is Chair of the Civil Society Forum, the National Leadership Development Forum and National Youth Congress. Mr Havea is also former Board Chair of…

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…

PIANGO Calls for Enhanced CSO Engagement with Pacific Leaders

  PIANGO participated in a Media Workshop to discuss the effectiveness of media engagement with Civil Society at a workshop organised by the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA), in Apia, Samoa on 2 September, 2017. The PINA media workshop was held in the lead-up to the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting which takes place in…

PIANGO Leads CSO Forum Ahead of PIF Leaders Meeting in Samoa

A team from PIANGO, led by its Board Chairperson, Sarah Thomas Nededog, is currently in Apia, Samoa to participate in consultations ahead of the 48th Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Leaders Meeting which will take place from 4-8 September 2017. The PIF Leaders Meeting will include the Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting taking place on 4…

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…

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…

“ONE MICRONESIA” ENSURES THAT THE US KEEPS TO PARIS AGREEMENT: NORTH PACIFIC CSOs

Date: 2 May 2017 Guam – A One Micronesia position is key to ensuring that the US adheres to its Paris agreement commitments and controlled military presence in the sub region. This was part of a 16-points resolution reached at the 7th Payuta Inc Not for Profit Congress in Tumon, Guam on 26-27 April by…