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November 11th, 2014


Cordially invites you to a
Ceremony and Reception on Monday, 17 November 2014 at 6pm

hosted by

United Nations Correspondents’ Association (UNCA),
United Nations Secretariat Building, Room S-310

for the

2014 International Achievement Award for Nuclear Disarmament

sponsored by
Soka Gakkai International (SGI)

to be presented to


Under Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs (1998–2003)
for championing a world free of nuclear weapons

Regrets only:

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November 11th, 2014

In cooperation with the
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN
Soka Gakkai International (SGI)

Cordially invites you to a
on 18 November 2014 from 09:00-13:30
Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations
820 Second Avenue (btw 43 & 44 St), 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017
Chair: Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN

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November 10th, 2014

IPS Director-General Ramesh Jaura met with several senior UN officials during his visit to New York October 13-17, including the President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa, who is a former foreign minister of Uganda and Under-Secretary-General Angela Kane of Germany, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.

Left to right: IPS DG Ramesh Jaura, President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa, IPS UN Bureau Chief Thalif Deen

Left to right: IPS DG Ramesh Jaura, President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa, IPS UN Bureau Chief Thalif Deen

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October 8th, 2014

IPS-Inter Press Service Director General Ramesh Jaura addressed a special session of the Group of 77 (G-77) plenary meeting at the U.N. in Vienna on October 7, stressing that IPS was the world’s leading provider of news and analysis on sustainable development. He told ambassadors of the group comprising 134 developing nations that IPS was set up the same year as the G-77 and UNCTAD.

Since 1964, the IPS news agency had been committed to giving voice to the voiceless and making that voice heard by the international community. In the process, IPS had also been cooperating closely with the G-77. This cooperation included developing joint media products.

Jaura invited the G-77 to join hands with IPS on a new platform for promoting global governance through adequate information and communication.

The session was presided by the Philippine Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, who took over the G-77 chair recently from Sri Lankan Ambassador Abdul Azeez. Ambassador Azeez initiated the move to invite IPS to a special session of the G-77 plenary meeting at the U.N. in Vienna. He praised IPS’ commitment to projecting the perspectives and concerns of the countries of the South in its news and analysis from around the world.

IPS draws focus of the G-77 Plenary Meeting at the U.N. in Vienna

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October 6th, 2014

IPS extends a warm congratulations to our reporter Desmond Brown for winning the Best Print Story in the recently concluded 4th Regional Excellence in Agricultural Journalism Awards (2014), presented by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). His submission Fishing Communities Will Face Warmer Acid Oceans was adjudged the winner out of a very competitive field of entries in the Best Print Story Category.

Desmond Brown

Desmond Brown

Desmond joined IPS as a contributor in February 2012 and has anchored IPS’s Caribbean Climate Wire since November 2013. His stories have won two previous CARDI awards: Excellence in Print Journalism (2013) and the Best Print Story Category (2012) for Anguilla Battles a Shrinking Coastline.

You can follow him on Twitter @BrownBerry2013

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