January 17th, 2013
Abu Dhabi hosted a series of events this week tackling the planet’s big sustainability challenges, especially around energy and water. IPS reported from Abu Dhabi throughout the week and you can read all the coverage at the TerraViva Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week sites in English and Arabic.
Download our printed IPS TerraViva newsletters in English or Arabic.
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January 15th, 2013
This week an international IPS team is reporting from Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Leaders and more than 30,000 participants from 150 countries are in Abu Dhabi to explore solutions to sustainability challenges like those posed by regional water shortages and the world’s ongoing reliance on non-sustainable energy sources.
Follow all the reporting at the IPS TerraViva Abu Dhabi Sustainability week sites in English or in Arabic, including curtain-raisers on energy and water: Read more »
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
December 4th, 2012
IPS deeply regrets the passing away of its Board of Trustees member Inder Kumar Gujral on 30 November 2012. A politician and a diplomat, he served as India’s 12th Prime Minister as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs and other governmental and diplomatic offices.
Gujral will be remembered best as a politician who strongly believed in the role of the media as a pillar of democratic politics. Throughout his stints as India’s Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Information and Broadcasting Minister, Gujral remained personally accessible to journalists.
As a member of the international Board of Trustees of IPS he took a keen interest in its functioning and gave valuable contributions to our work.
He is survived by his two sons, Naresh and Vishal, and by his brother Satish Gujral, a prominent painter and architect. His wife Sheila died in 2011.