Strategic Positions for Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) at the UN SIDS Conference

The Pacific Islands Association of Non- Government Organisations (PIANGO) is representing Civil Society and Non-Government Organisations (CSOs/NGOs) of the Pacific Region at the 3rd UN Conference of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Samoa. A PIANGO delegation is now … Continue reading →

European Union will Support Civil Society in Global Processes

    The European Union Delegation to the United Nations, Mr Thibault Devanlay highlighted the critical role that Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) play in all UN processes, when opening the Forum of Major Working Groups and other Stakeholders, in Apia, … Continue reading →

Samoan Prime Minister Highlighted progress at Launch of Major Groups at the UN SIDS Conference

“Small islands developing states have rich experiences that they could share with each other and which are aligned to many of the key tenets that support sustainable development of Small Island developing states (SIDS).” This was said by the Prime … Continue reading →

CSO Priorities at 3rd UN SIDS Conference, Apia, Samoa – 2014

In the lead up to this year’s United Nations Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) Conference and pre-conference activities, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) concluded on agreed priorities for their respective regions within the Zero Draft of the … Continue reading →

PIANGO board members and Suva-based secretariat with assisting consultant Eckart Garbe.

PIANGO board members and Suva-based secretariat with assisting consultant Eckart Garbe.

PIANGO Secretariat, Suva, FIJI ISLANDS – Rethinking development has become the core focus of a new strategic plan being launched this week by the Pacific’s largest NGO network, PIANGO.

The plan covering 2013-2015, takes its cue from the PIANGO vision of strong, effective civil society leadership working for a compassionate and peaceful Pacific community. It will debut at a special launch event this Thursday evening in Fiji. “Pacific regionalism is at a cross roads and civil society must take up the challenge to lead a ‘rethinking’ agenda to redefine our Pacific for our future generations,” says PIANGO Executive Director Emele Duituturaga. “We are looking at a Pacific world where development leadership and strategy is itself under debate and review – a timely example is the Pacific Plan. It’s timely for PIANGO’s own re-emergence as a regional platform that we take these trends into account in order to remain relevant and responsive to our stakeholders.”

Duituturanga and PIANGO board members from Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands are in a series of ‘think-tank’ talks this week discussing PIANGO’s 2013 work plan, which will go hand in hand with a governance code to help lock in new transparency and accountability measures. –ENDS