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GROUNDSWELL OF SUPPORT FOR WEST PAPUA IN TIME FOR FORUM LEADERS’ MEETING

Date: 17th  August 2016 Suva – The groundswell of support for West Papua across the region is the ideal build up to the upcoming Forum Leaders meeting in Federated States of Micronesia says Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) Executive Director, Emele Duituturaga. Duituturaga made the comments after presenting the issue of West Papua to…

PIANGO PLAYS KEY ROLE AT PIDF SUMMIT

Date: 14 July 2016 Suva – The 2016 Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ Summit concluded in Honiara with the full participation of the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO) as a member of the PIDF Charter. This is the first meeting of Leaders under the new governance structure since the inauguration of the PIDF…

WEST PAPUA MELANESIAN SOLIDARITY RALLY IN HONIARA TODAY

Date: 13 July 2016 Suva – More than 1000 people are expected to gather today at a rally organised to show solidarity with the United Liberation Movement for West Papua as they bid for full membership at the Melanesian Spearhead group meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Organised by the Solomon Islands Solidarity Movement for Free…

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…

Cook Islands

Country: Cook Islands Current Time in Cook Islands: NLU Name: The Cook Islands Civil Society Organisations Inc. – CICSO Contact Details: Ms Ngara Katuke – President Location: Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Postal Address: c/- Ministry of Education, PO Box 97, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Telephone: (682)29 357 Fax: (682)28 357 Email: cicso@piango.net Organisational Structure: Yes…

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…

Tonga

ountry : Tonga Current Time in Tonga: NLU Name: Civil Society Forum of Tonga – CSFT Contact Details: Ms ‘Emeline Siale ‘Ilolahia Physical Address: Groundfloor New City Building Corner Mateialona & Taufa’ahau Road Nuku’alofa – TONGA Postal Address: P. O. Box 644, Nukualofa, Tonga Telephone: (676) 28 282 Mobile: (676) 775 4023 Fax: (676) 26…

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…