April 18th, 2011
Kerry Kennedy receives the Albert Shanker Award from NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi for her human rights work and efforts on behalf of public education.
Kerry Kennedy Human rights activist and IPS Board member received the New York State United Teachers’ Albert Shanker Award for Distinguished Service on April 7, 2011 – the union’s most prestigious award recognizing special contributions made to public education in the United States.
Kennedy has dedicated her life to social justice causes across the globe, but she urged delegates to “Speak Truth to Power” on human rights issues much closer to home – standing up for children. Read more »
Global, Human rights and gender issues, North America and the Caribbean
January 20th, 2011
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Africa, Arab Countries, Asia & Pacific, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean
August 26th, 2010
IPS Latin America organized a two-day training workshop for Central American journalists in Ciudad de Guatemala on 4-5 August, 2010, focused on the current challenges of Central American countries facing the food crisis and smallholder farmers’ response.
The workshop was part of the activities for “The role of smallholder farmers in response to the food crisis and as a tool to eradicate rural poverty: knowledge sharing to influence pro-poor policy formulation in Western and Central Africa and in Latin America and the Caribbean” small grant, funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Read more »
Africa, Globalization and the South, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
June 22nd, 2010
With the motto Another World is Possible. Another US is Necessary! the USSF runs from 22 – 26 June in Detroit, Michigan. Thousands of people will be convening to discuss and share experiences – with the aim to develop leadership, vision, and strategies needed to realize a better world.
IPS TerraViva is present in Detroit in an effort carried out with The Media Consortium (TMC), a network of the leading, progressive, independent media outlets in the U.S., to provide coverage of the USSF from within the context of the whole WSF process. Read more »
Civil society, Global, Globalization and the South, North America and the Caribbean, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
May 19th, 2009
The IPS UN Bureau celebrated its 30th anniversary May 12 with a reception hosted by Director-General Mario Lubetkin at the UN Correspondents’ Association (UNCA) club in the Secretariat.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, despite a tight schedule that evening, made a personal appearance to congratulate the DG and convey his best wishes for the future.
The reception, labeled a wine-and-cheese party, was attended by more than 75 to 100 guests– mostly journalists, diplomats and UN staffers. Read more »
North America and the Caribbean