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February 23rd, 2015

News and analysis from different parts of India constitute an important segment of IPS News Service. New Delhi in fact hosted the IPS News Agency’s South Asian bureau several years ago. I was therefore delighted when the prestigious TERI (The Energy Research Institute) invited me to attend the 15th session of the annual Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) from February 4 to 7. It provided an excellent opportunity to refresh some of the old and outstanding contacts and explore possibilities of reviving IPS institutional presence in a country that, according to experts, is “eclipsing China’s Economy as brightest BRIC star”

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February 16th, 2015

(SADC Applicants Only)

Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa invites you to participate in training on transboundary water governance in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and implications on national water policy and use, to be held during national water week in your country.

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November 29th, 2014

As politics, economies, conflicts and cultures become increasingly intertwined, will individual identities also begin to transcend national boundaries? The elusive nature of “global citizenship” was noted by Sri Lanka’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr. Palitha Kohona, at an IPS Forum on Global Citizenship on Nov. 18 at the Sri Lankan Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York. “The concept of global citizenship has challenged the minds of humans for a very long time although its exact definition has never really crystallised,” Kohona said.

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury chaired the Forum on Nov. 18, 2014 in New York at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations. Credit: Roger Hamilton-Martin/IPS

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury chaired the Forum on Nov. 18, 2014 in New York at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations. Credit: Roger Hamilton-Martin/IPS

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November 28th, 2014

A meeting of the IPS Core & Support Group was held for the first time in New York on November 17. It was motivated by the 50th anniversary of Inter Press Service, which was set up the same year (1964) as the Group of 77 – now counting 134 countries – and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN hosted the meeting, reflecting the support Sri Lanka diplomats have extended to IPS over the years in different capacities and international fora within and outside the framework of the UN system.

IPS Core & Support Group Meeting 2014


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November 19th, 2014

December 1938 was a decisive month in human history: In Germany, the scientists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discovered that when bombarded with neutrons, the atomic nucleus of uranium would split.

The discovery of nuclear fission laid the basis of nuclear technology with all its manifestations – in the short term, the most destructive weapon ever devised and used a few years later in the Second World War.

But God is fair, He unleashed a force of good at the same time: Back in 1938, nearly the same day that Otto Hahn publicised his discovery, a very special boy was born on the other side of the planet in Sri Lanka. His name: Jayantha Dhanapala. In the town of Pallekelle, which later became home to one of our monitoring stations – but to that later.

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