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 →
“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 →
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 →
The Civil Society Forum of Tonga held a meeting with all their members on 30th July in Nukualofa, Tonga. Attending the meeting were representatives of approximately 30 civil society organisations to discuss the way forward for CSFT in light of … Continue reading →
PIANGO successfully participated in Papua New Guinea at the PNG National CSO Round Table in Port Moresby this month on the 16th & 17th of July. Speaking to CSO Leaders there, the Executive Director Emele Duituturaga encouraged the sector in … Continue reading →
From its board meeting that preceded the Sub-Regional Meeting last month, PIANGO has endorsed the launch of its youth desk to advance the development work in this sector within the region. Bringing together a model that align PIANGO and its … Continue reading →
The Beyond 2015 campaign has been quite the appropriate engagement for PIANGO and its network as the project fittingly culminates the ‘rethinking’ process that is currently undertaken. The post-2015 MDGs will ultimately steer the development agenda for the region and … Continue reading →
PIANGO successfully conducted a Sub-Regional Meeting in Nadi on the 16th – 18th of June where the Melanesian and Polynesian networks came together to a round table. Addressing the Meeting, PIANGO’s Executive Director, Ms Emele Duituturaga told the CSO leaders and … Continue reading →
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
We, fifty civil society leaders and representatives of all the different regions of the world – Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and the Middle East and North Africa, and their sub-regions – from the faith-based, … Continue reading →