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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…

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…

PIANGO AND AFFILIATES COMPLETE REGIONAL POLICY TRAINING IN SUVA

Date: 12th August 2016 Suva – Officials from the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) and a number of its regional affiliates have begun a yearlong training in regional policymaking processes and implementation. The Non-State Actors (NSAs) Capacity Building Program begun last week in Suva and is being coordinated by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat….

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…

WEST PAPUA GROUNDSWELL NOT DAMPENED BY PNG REFUSAL OF ENTRY: PIANGO

Suva  – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s (PIFS) award will support Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Ms Emele Duituturaga was shocked to learn that Papua New Guinea (PNG) had not allowed West Papuan campaigner, Octovianus Mote to enter the country last Sunday (29 May, 2016). Ms Duituturaga was…

West Papau Groundswell Not Dampened By PNG Refusal of Entry: PIANGO

Suva  – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s (PIFS) award will support Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Ms Emele Duituturaga was shocked to learn that Papua New Guinea (PNG) had not allowed West Papuan campaigner, Octovianus Mote to enter the country last Sunday (29 May, 2016). Ms Duituturaga was…

AWARD TO BUILD MOMENTUM FOR PIANGO’S NORTH PACIFIC OUTREACH

Date: 25 May 2016 Suva  – Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat’s (PIFS) award will support Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO’s) activities with Micronesian non-governmental organisation partners says PIANGO executive director, Emele Duituturaga. “This award will enable us to reach out to PIANGO Micronesian members and partners in the Northern Pacific. We have not been…