February 3rd, 2011
As people power in the streets and squares of North Africa and the Middle East topples the established order, IPS news agency is in Dakar, Senegal to report from the World Social Forum, the annual global gathering of social movements dedicated to building alternatives. Hundreds of thousands of activists and thinkers from around the world are expected in Dakar from 6 – 11 February. Daily reporting and podcasts from the event will be gathered at the IPS TerraViva WSF 2011 news site, with content in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Read more »
Africa, Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
December 2nd, 2010
From Nov. 29 to Dec. 10, the 16th Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) convenes in Cancún, Mexico, to follow up on last year’s summit in Copenhagen, where world leaders failed to negotiate an international, legally-binding treaty to curb harmful emissions of greenhouse gases.IPS Inter Press Service has an international contingent of journalists from Africa, South Asia and the Americas reporting from COP 16 in Cancun. The team is producing a daily IPS TerraViva online conference newspaper, and material in English, Spanish and French for the IPS news service and the Tierramerica (http://tierramerica.net) communication platform.
Follow our coverage of the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun on our special edition TerraViva COP 16 site, on Facebook at From the Frontline of Environment – IPS and on Twitter @ipsenvironment.
Visit www.ipsnews.net/climate_change/ and http://www.ipsnoticias.net/_focus/cclimatico/ to access IPS reporting on climate change before, during and after COP 16.
IPS is also organizing a media workshop for journalists from G20 countries attending the GLOBE international legislators forum in Mexico DF from 3rd to 5th December.
IPS thanks COM +, UNESCO, FANRPAN and CCMP for their support.
Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Global, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 15th, 2010
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was the venue for a one-day seminar devoted to the role of information and communication and development cooperation organized by IPS – Inter Press Service and Link 2007, a key network of Italian NGOs. The event was supported by the Italian Development Cooperation Directorate and the Italian National Press Federation (FNSI).
The seminar aimed to open a dialogue among journalists covering development cooperation issues and NGO communication officers, to give them the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences to better tackle problems and opportunities. Read more »
Civil society, Europe & Mediterranean, Providing news and content
September 13th, 2010
Eduardo Galeano. Credit: El Pais/Samuel Sanchez
The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the global news agency IPS – Inter Press Service concluded their High-Level meeting “Post-crisis world: the impact in developing countries and on the media” with a speech (in Spanish) from Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, on the topic “Deadly sins of our upside down world”. The event took place on September 7th in Madrid.
AECID and IPS organized the meeting to analyse the 2008 – 2010 economic and financial crisis and its effects in developing countries from the perspective of the media, with a focus on generating new visions and proposals towards a more inclusive development. Read more »
Africa, Civil society, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs
August 26th, 2010
Ingrid Srinath, SG of CIVICUS and Mario Lubetkin, IPS DG
The 9th CIVICUS World Assembly gathered over 500 representatives of civil society, donors, governments, business, academics, media and youth from about 100 countries, from 20 – 23 August, in Montreal, Canada, to seek closer collaboration and greater resolve in addressing the global crises confronting humanity.
Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General, was a keynote speaker at the Opening Plenary leading the discussion together with Ingrid Srinath, CIVICUS’ Secretary General and the wider audience. The agenda-setting conversation revolved around the assembly’s programme theme of economic justice and the main issues as seen by civil society groups around the world.
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Civil society, Global, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs