September 24th, 2012
The High Level Forum on Culture of Peace took place on September 14, organized by the Office of the President of the 66th UN General Assembly in cooperation with the Foundation Culture of Peace, Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace (GMCoP).
The Forum was supported by the Permanent Missions of Bangladesh, Benin, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, the Philippines and South Africa. Read more »
Civil society, Dialogue among civilizations, Global, Human rights and gender issues, United Nations
September 7th, 2012
(L to r) Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General and FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva during the inauguration of the new IPS offices, FAO headquarters. Credit: ©FAO/Giulio Napolitano.
The signature of the IPS – FAO hosting agreement took place on September 6th at the new IPS offices at FAO Headquarters in Rome. José Graziano da Silva FAO Director General, Marcela Villarreal, FAO Director ESW and Mehdi Drissi, FAO Chief, Media Relations; Rita Mannella, Italian DGCS and Claudio Miscia, Italian Representative to UN Organizations in Rome and Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General, Sabina Zaccaro, IPS Italian Correspondent and Pablo Piacentini, Director of the IPS Columnist Service were among those present.
Following the ceremony, a group of about 60 IPS friends coming from UN and international organizations, media and civil society celebrated this official inauguration of the new IPS premises with a glass of wine. Read more »
Agricultura, Civil society, Global, Globalization and the South, Naciones Unidas, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, United Nations
August 24th, 2012
Press Release – President of the General Assembly visits IPS and meets with staff
The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser visited, Wednesday, the IPS Inter Press Service Head Office based in the FAO building in Rome.
President Al-Nasser also held talks with FAO Director General Jose Graziano de Silva.
The President of the General Assembly was passing through Rome, on his way to Rimini where he will address the 33rd Edition of the Rimini Meetings on International Politics and Religious Freedoms. The international encounter, created in 1980, brings together persons of different faiths and cultures. Other participants include H.E. Card. Jean-Louis Tauran President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Giulio Terzi di Sant”Agata, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy.
July 23rd, 2012
ROME, 23 Jul – Inter Press Service (IPS), the international non-profit news agency headquartered in Rome, officially launches its new website this Monday, Jul. 23.
Mario Lubetkin, IPS’s Director General, said that the re-design comes at a time of shifting sands for the media and communication sector. Read more »
Civil society, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
July 16th, 2012
IPS Inter Press Service is moving its international headquarters to new offices at the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters building in Rome, Italy. IPS has been located in an historic listed building in Via Panisperna since 1965 and thousands of visitors to IPS over the decades enjoyed its frescoed walls and ceilings, courtyard fountain and unique ambience.
Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General, said “It is a wrench for IPS to leave Via Panisperna but looking to the future we need modern, multi-media facilities and this new agreement with FAO is an exciting, cost-effective way for us to do that while remaining in the centre of Rome.” Read more »