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American Samoa

Current Time in Am. Samoa NLU Name: American Samoa Association of NGOs (ASANGO) Contact Details: Liuliu Mailo Postal Address: PO Box 1788, Pagopago, American Samoa Telephone: (684) 699 6575 Fax: (684) 699 6574 Email: asango@piango.net Country Information: Wikipedia – American Samoa

LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT ON SDG STILL NEEDED IN SAMOA

Date: 22 July 2016 Suva – Samoa needs a legal framework to facilitate meaningful civil society engagement in the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ensure that no part of Samoan society is left behind. These sentiments were echoed at the Action for Sustainable Development (A4SD) facilitated side event at the UN High…

History

PIANGO’s History PIANGO had its origins in the growing movement towards increased networking amongst Pacific Island NGOs which commenced in the late 1970s. The historical framework of the region has included both French and British colonialism, which has left a legacy that needs addressing in order to enable selfhood for all the communities within the…

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…

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

The Pacific Islands Forum is a political grouping of 16 independent and self-governing states. Members include Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. For further information, click here.

Member Countries

PIANGO’s membership is made up of national bodies called National Liaison Units (NLUs). These are organisations or networks of NGOs which are broadly representative of NGOs in their country. With one NLU per country or territory, each NLU has one vote in the PIANGO Council. Where there is no NLU, interim membership may be issued…

SDGs could draw on Pacific ‘gems’

By – Vani Catanasiga, Research and Development Officer Date: 28 February 2017 Global Goals What really is the big fuss about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This, and the question of its connection to putting food on the table are probably foremost on the minds of ordinary Pacific islanders when development stakeholders talk SDGs. At least…

Akmal Ali

 Akmal Ali is a Special Projects Officer for the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO). Akmal’s current major projects include piloting of a code of minimum standards for CSOs in Fiji, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Guam, Samoa and Tonga. He also coordinates the Pacific Students’ network which comprises of umbrella student bodies…

Samoa

Country: Samoa Current Time in Samoa: NLU Name: Samoa Umbrella for Non Governmental Organisation – SUNGO     Location: Corner of Atone Road & Fasa St., Vaitele Tai, Apia Postal Address: P. O. Box 1858, Apia, Samoa Telephone: (685) 22804 Fax: (685) 20654 Email: Organisational Structure: Yes Governance Structure: Yes Members: 98 members. SUNGO Membership…

Alanieta Vakatale

ALANIETA VAKATALE (LANI) is the Pacific Regional Coordinator for the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), based with the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO).   Her work within PIANGO is funded by the CPDE and focuses specifically on coordinating the work of the Pacific CPDE Secretariat (PIANGO) and engaging with other Pacific island…