Tongan NGO head calls for national forum on dissolution

RADIO NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL  (5:03 pm, 6 September 2017) A prominent NGO head in Tonga has called for a national forum on the events of the past week. Drew Havea is Chair of the Civil Society Forum, the National Leadership Development Forum and National Youth Congress. Mr Havea is also former Board Chair of…


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 joins call for significant actions on inequality, climate and social justice

The #Standtogethernow global campaign calls on governments to guarantee the right to freedoms of expression, association and assembly and to ensure inclusion and participation for all; freely in all levels of decision-making processes without fear of violence or intimidation. It also calls on states actors to commit to reduction of military budgets in order to fund climate and environmental protection and fight against poverty, hunger and inequality.

Pacific CSO ‘hustle to a new level’at the global level

Pacific CSO seek answers from Tongan government.

PIANGO appoints new Executive Director

Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Emeline Siale Ilolahia as the new Executive Director. Ms. Ilolahia will advance the passion and dedication that Emele Duituturaga had contributed to PIANGO for the past ten years. Siale is a long time Tongan civil society leader. She joined PIANGO in…

Pacific Island governments cautioned about seabed mining impacts

Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) has cautioned Pacific Islands government to recognise the risks of seabed mining on marine environments, cultures and livelihoods.

Pacific CSOs Scrutinise Post Cotonou Proposals

Pacific Civil Society Organisations (CSO) convened, for the third time, yesterday in Suva to analyse the Frameworks for Post Cotonou Agreement.

PIANGO appoints Deputy Executive Director

The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations  (PIANGO) has a new Deputy Executive Director. Long-time Tongan civil society leader MsEmelineSialeIlolahiaKolomotu’a joined PIANGO earlier this year taking up the new role to strengthen PIANGO’s focus on its member countries in the region. PIANGO Executive Director EmeleDuituturaga said MsIlolahia’s appointment is an asset to regional headquarters as she comes…


Fiji’s president, Retired Major General Jioji Konrote and 1996 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Jose Ramos-Horta will feature in the official opening of the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) 2017 this afternoon at Lami’s Novotel Hotel. Tagged by civil society pundits as the biggest gathering of civil society actors in the world and hosted locally by the Pacific…


(Suva, Fiji) – Traditional governance, quality and affordable education, youth and women and were some of the key issues raised to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat from the Pacific Regional CSO Forum in Suva today. The issues raised by more than 40 CSO reps from over 10 countries in the Pacific region were discussed with…