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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…

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

DECOLONISATION FUNDAMENTAL TO PACIFIC SOVEREIGNTY, CSOs TELL GPEDC

Date: 2 December 2016 Suva – The decolonisation of indigenous peoples in Tahiti, New Caledonia, West Papua, and the American territories is intrinsically tied to the sovereignty of the Pacific region. These and the need to expand the definition of fragility to inculcate climate induced vulnerability as a Pacific specific concern are key issues that…

PIANGO’s New Strategic Plan: Reshaping the Pacific for Future Generations

Participants at PIANGO Council Meeting Date: 18 November 2016 Suva – The 8th Council meeting of the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) drew to a close today with the presentation of the organisation’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020.  With the overarching theme “Reshaping the Pacific for our future generations,” the new strategic plan focuses on…

Pacific Civil Society Challenged to Leave No One Behind in Implementing SDG Agenda

Date: 16 November 2016 Suva – Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been challenged to push for urgent                 action in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); to focus on               sustainable, transformative change and use the SDGs as a framework to…

ACCOUNTABILITY & INCLUSIVITY ARE KEY TO PACIFIC CSO’s DEVELOPMENT EFFECTIVENESS

Date: 11 November 2016 Suva – Accountability and inclusivity are key to Pacific civil society’s development effectiveness says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs chairman, Drew Havea. “As, Pacific civil society sector, we are now called to accelerate our efforts to demonstrate development effectiveness in our body of work. We need to develop positive working relationships…

POLYNESIAN CSOs ESTABLISH REGIONAL COMMITTEE TO BUILD SOLIDARITY

Date: 11 November 2016 Suva – Umbrella national NGOs for Samoa, Cook Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu yesterday established an interim CSO Polynesian committee to build solidarity around common issues faced by the sub region. Samoa Umbrella for NGOs (SUNGO), Cooks Islands Civil Society Organisation (CICSO), Civil Society Forum of Tonga (CSFT) and Tuvalu Association 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…

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.

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…