Date: 8 September 2016 Pohnpei – Pacific leaders must not be afraid to show courage in decision making in order to address pressing regional issues such as impacts associated with climate change and West Papua at the international stage. These … Continue reading →
Tuna fisheries management and other natural resource conservation initiatives will benefit from a partnership between the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organizations and WWF-Pacific. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding to work more collaboratively, the heads of both organizations commit to … Continue reading →
Last week PIANGO successfully carried out a week’s meeting on CSO Accountability and Aid Monitoring with funding from CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). The meeting was not only beneficial to Fiji CSOs and NGO bodies that were attending but … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 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 →
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
World leaders of citizen action gathered in Montreal have laid the groundwork for a new social contract, aimed at improving on the conventional political approaches that have failed in the face of today’s challenges and crises. Representatives of international civil … Continue reading →
PIANGO Executive Director Emele Duituturaga perceives a change in the landscape of development which has been putting pressure on island state governments. In an interview with Radio Australia during the United Nations Development Co-operation Forum in Brisbane in May, Ms … Continue reading →