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August 13th, 2015

ROME, Aug (IPS) – The newly-elected Board of IPS-Inter Press Service, chaired by former Austrian ambassador Dr Walther Lichem, has appointed a new Director-General by acclamation.

At its meeting on Aug. 10, the Board was unanimous in selecting and appointing Ms. Farhana Haque Rahman, a communications veteran and journalist, to head the organisation for the next three years.
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July 27th, 2015

‘Global Citizenship Education for a Just, Peaceful, Inclusive and Sustainable World’ was the theme of a forum organised by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations at the UN on June 15, which was co-sponsored by IPS. The event in which DG Ramesh Jaura participated along with distinguished speakers from several permanent missions to the UN, high-ranking UN officials and some of the leading civil society organisations, was broadcast on the UN Web TV.

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April 7th, 2015

Japan ranks among some of the major project partners of IPS. Since April 2009, thanks due to the efforts of IPS Japan, we have been carrying out a media project with the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) on raising awareness for a world free of nuclear weapons. In April 2014, SGI entrusted us with a new project aimed at fostering ‘global citizenship’.

Presenting Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada printout of a photo of Indian Peepal tree, stressing expectation for a long-term partnership between IPS and SG.

Presenting Soka Gakkai President Minoru Harada printout of a photo of Indian Peepal tree, stressing expectation for a long-term partnership between IPS and SG.

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More about: Asia & Pacific, Global
March 18th, 2015

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Lansana Fofana – a courageous and dedicated journalist ​from Sierra Leone, ​who spent his life in pursuit of the under-reported story – working for IPS, BBC, and SABC, among others.

 

Lansana Fofana. Courtesy of Awoko Newspaper

Lansana Fofana. Courtesy of Awoko Newspaper

A graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from Fourah Bay College, Fofana wrote dozens of stories for the IPS wire dating back over a decade. He covered war, military coups, FGM, child soldiers, the post-war tribunal, and of course the battle to contain Ebola.

 

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More about: Africa, Global
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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