Time to Act, Civil Society tell World Leaders

PIANGO Executive Director Emele Duituturaga, Speaking at high level UN event on implementing post-2015 Agenda in NY

Global civil society have challenged world leaders to be more inclusive and engage with other sectors to effectively implement the newly-adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A high-level United Nations event on implementing the post-2015 agenda in New York yesterday … Continue reading →

PIANGO offers Vote of Thanks at Third PIDF Leaders Summit – Suva, Fiji


Vote of Thanks by Mr. Keutekarakia Mataroa, the Acting Chairman and Head of Delegation, PIANGO and the Executive Member of the Cook Islands Civil Society Organisations Inc at Third PIDF Leaders Summit, 2-4 September 2015 _________________________________________________________________ The Honourable Josaia Voreqe … Continue reading →

Philippines, Pacific Island nations sign a ‘Climate Justice declaration’ to hold big polluters accountable


    Port Vila, Vanuatu. 9 June, 2015— The President of Vanuatu joined climate-impacted communities from Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fiji and the Solomon Islands as well as representatives from the Philippines vowing to seek ‘Climate Justice’ and hold big fossil fuel … Continue reading →

Why 2015 is Key for Sustainable Development


By: Alicia Bárcena (Riviera Maya, Mexico) In the upcoming months, decision-makers and leaders will have unprecedented opportunities to establish, within a multi-lateral framework, a transformational agenda for the future of sustainable development. In a context of global paradigm shifts, 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