December 21st, 2012
IPS UN Bureau Chief Thalif Deen receiving the gold medal from Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon. Photo credit: Rousbeh Legatis.
UNITED NATIONS — At the annual UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) award ceremony/black tie dinner in New York on December 19, Inter Press Service (IPS) was declared winner of a prestigious gold medal for its global and UN coverage of the environment – specifically climate change, biodiversity and water.
IPS UN Bureau Chief Thalif Deen, who has covered virtually every single major UN conference since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, was singled out for his contributions.
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climate change, Global, Providing news and content, United Nations
November 27th, 2012
MDG3 and FLOW group photo in The Hague.
IPS was invited by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to join the conference “Women Moving Mountains” (#wmm) marking the closure of the successful MDG3 Fund and the kick-off of its successor: Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW). You can follow ongoing IPS coverage of equality and empowerment at our gender news site, find us on Facebook or follow us on twitter @thegenderwire. Read more »
Agriculture, aid effectiveness, Capacity building, Civil society, climate change, Dissemination and networking, Global, Human rights and gender issues, migration, Projects, Providing news and content
November 16th, 2012
As part of an ongoing partnership with IFAD to raise the voices and concerns of smallholder farmers in West and Central Africa, IPS Africa is reporting this week from the IFAD regional forum in Banjul. A bi-lingual English / French TerraViva publication will be shared with all the delegates, telling the stories of young farmers from across the region. Features on new cassava varieties, continuing food security concerns, coffee production, solar power and irrigation schemes, and urban farming are contributed from Yaounde, Dakar, Kampala, Ouagadougou and Abidjan.
Read more features and listen to podcasts at our sites Africa’s Young Farmers Seeding the Future and Jeunes Agriculteurs d’Afrique Ensemencer l’Avenir
The latest stories are also available to read on your mobile phone using the www.ipsnews.net address.
Africa, Agriculture, aid effectiveness, climate change, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
November 5th, 2012
Stephen Leahy, IPS’s environment correspondent, wrote a series of blog posts during the height of Hurricane Sandy explaining the event and the links to climate change in the voice of the storm itself. The blog “Hurricane Sandy Speaks” was widely appreciated, featured and re-tweeted by influential journalists and environmental experts. Read more »
October 18th, 2012
IPS journalists have had a winning week in the Caribbean, in Africa and in Latin America.
Two of our journalists have won climate change reporting prizes awarded by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA). The awards ceremony was yesterday, 17th October, in Antigua. Read more »
Africa, climate change, Global, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean, Providing news and content