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PIANGO commends Futuna’s decision disallowing seabed mining

THE Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental (PIANGO) has praised the decision of the traditional elders of the Pacific island of Futuna for disallowing any work related to seabed mining in their waters. PIANGO executive director Emele Duituturaga said they stood with other regional NGOs and Pacific churches in the continued call for a ban on…

Next Generation Leaders Meet Kiribati High Commissioner

PIANGO hosted its Third Next Generation Leadership (NGL) Breakfast program – “Breakfast with David” for emerging leaders from civil society with the Kiribati High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency David Ateti Teaabo to welcome and celebrate his appointment not only as a relatively young diplomat. Mr Teaabo, himself, a former civil society advocate and key…

Journalist to Share Ideas for Transitioning Indigenous Knowledge

The role of the media in transitioning traditional knowledge to the future will feature in discussions organised by the Fiji Council of Social Services to commemorate International Day of the World’s Indigenous People tomorrow. FCOSS executive director, Vani Catanasiga said the Lami Kitaka: An International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2018 Talanoa will feature…

Disaster Management and Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review

JULY 31 –AUGUST 1 2018 Moana Anglican Services and Teaching Centre (MAST), DesVouex Rd, Suva, Fiji  OUTCOME STATEMENT: 6th August 2018 Local Communities and Integration: Connections for Effective National DRR and Humanitarian Response At the conclusion of the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Coordination CSO Review Meeting on August 1st 2018, over 45 civil society representatives…

EMINENT SPEAKERS A DRAWCARD FOR 800 INTERNATIONAL CSO ACTORS AT FIJI MEET

Fiji’s president, Retired Major General Jioji Konrote and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta will feature in the official opening of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2017 this afternoon at Lami’s Novotel Hotel. Tagged by civil society pundits as the biggest gathering of civil society actors in the world and hosted locally by the Pacific…

Mutual Accountability Is Glue For Multisectoral Implementation Of SDGs: PIANGO

Suva, Fiji –  Mutual accountability is the glue that will hold governments, private sector and civil societies together as they pursue the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs executive director, Emele Duituturaga. Ms Duituturaga made the comments after PIANGO’s participation at the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE)…

Vitila at a snail’s pace but still beating the odds

Port Villa, Vanuatu – Vitilia Vuniwaqa will not allow her disability to deter her from becoming a successful farmer and business women. Involved in a car accident and later partially paralysed seven years ago, she has managed to build her small business through organic farming with the support of family and friends. Originally from Luvu…

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…

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 Spotlights Sea Bed Mining at UN Ocean Conference

(June 9, 2017, New York) – Activists and representatives from prominent Pacific Island organisations, led by the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO), are taking part in a high-profile side event at the United Nations (UN) Oceans Conference at UN Headquarters in New York today. PIANGO is the Pacific Organising Partner for the UN…