Challenge of exclusion and inequality remains for Fiji in SDGs: Fiji CSOs

NEW YORK———-Fiji had promised to implement sustainable development goals (SDGs), pledging to leave no one behind. However, for those that are marginalized due to living in remote maritime islands, those living with disability and gender based violence for example, the risk of exclusion remains, not only in Fiji, but throughout the region.  However, for those…

Scale up effectiveness agenda in SDGs-Pacific rep tells global meet

The current review of the United Nations High Level Political Forum is an opportunity for stakeholders to firmly embed development effectiveness into the discourse on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). PIANGO NLU member, Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS) executive director, Vani Catanasiga told participants at the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GEPEDC) Senior…

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)…


  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…

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…


Date: 9 December 2016 Suva – The interwoven nature of the Sustainable Development Goals should compel governments to work in partnership with civil society organisations says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs  executive director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga made the comments while presenting on the SDGs to the Development Network (DevNet) Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand…

Poor governance and political interference in service provision are major issues holding back development in Solomon Islands.

Whilst Solomon CSO applaud the VNR committee’s use of the often critical Auditor General report in their review, we point out that poor governance and political interference in service provision are major issues holding back development.

Accountability mechanism of the VNR process a concern fo Samoa CSOs.

Samoa CSO calls for an urgent need is to prioritize deeper and more ‘grassroots’ engagement to reflect socio-economic rural developments.

PNG CSO highlights violence against women, human rights and education at HLPF

PNG Voluntary National Review (VNR) to reflect on building back better.

Education, data and civil society engagement a concern for ted States of Micronesia (FSM)

The FSM Government must realize that collaboration with all stakeholders (private sector and civil society) will assist in compiling actual data needed for the indicators.