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November 10th, 2014

IPS Director-General Ramesh Jaura met with several senior UN officials during his visit to New York October 13-17, including the President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa, who is a former foreign minister of Uganda and Under-Secretary-General Angela Kane of Germany, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.

Left to right: IPS DG Ramesh Jaura, President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa, IPS UN Bureau Chief Thalif Deen

Left to right: IPS DG Ramesh Jaura, President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa, IPS UN Bureau Chief Thalif Deen

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October 8th, 2014

IPS-Inter Press Service Director General Ramesh Jaura addressed a special session of the Group of 77 (G-77) plenary meeting at the U.N. in Vienna on October 7, stressing that IPS was the world’s leading provider of news and analysis on sustainable development. He told ambassadors of the group comprising 134 developing nations that IPS was set up the same year as the G-77 and UNCTAD.

Since 1964, the IPS news agency had been committed to giving voice to the voiceless and making that voice heard by the international community. In the process, IPS had also been cooperating closely with the G-77. This cooperation included developing joint media products.

Jaura invited the G-77 to join hands with IPS on a new platform for promoting global governance through adequate information and communication.

The session was presided by the Philippine Ambassador Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, who took over the G-77 chair recently from Sri Lankan Ambassador Abdul Azeez. Ambassador Azeez initiated the move to invite IPS to a special session of the G-77 plenary meeting at the U.N. in Vienna. He praised IPS’ commitment to projecting the perspectives and concerns of the countries of the South in its news and analysis from around the world.

IPS draws focus of the G-77 Plenary Meeting at the U.N. in Vienna

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September 23rd, 2014

Twenty years ago, 179 governments gathered in the Egyptian capital Cairo for the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), to agree on a blueprint for tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems at the time, including poverty, population growth and gaping inequalities between men and women.

The conference ended with the adoption of the ICPD Programme of Action, a remarkable document that reflected an unprecedented consensus among nations that human rights – including and especially the rights of women and girls, and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights – were prerequisite to sustainable development.

As the international community marked the 20​th anniversary of the ICPD, IPS took this opportunity to celebrate the successes, reckon with the failures and reflect on some of the most pressing challenges that still remain.


IPS-UNFPA Terra Viva Special Marks ICPD's 20th Anniversary

IPS-UNFPA TerraViva Special Marks ICPD’s 20th Anniversary


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June 1st, 2014

Introducing IPS to United Nations organizations in Vienna and charting out a strategy to bridge these to the world body’s headquarters in New York was an important objective of IPS Director General Ramesh Jaura’s visit May 14-16 to the Austrian capital. He was accompanied and supported by Ambassador Dr. Walther Lichem, Vice Chair of the Inter Press Service (IPS) International Association, the world’s leading information and communication channel for promoting the global agenda and global governance.

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March 25th, 2014
left: Ambassador Walther Lichem, Vice-chair of the IPS-Inter Press Service International Association; right: Ambassador Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

left: Ambassador Walther Lichem, Vice-chair of the IPS-Inter Press Service International Association; right: Ambassador Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and IPS-Inter Press Service International Association (IPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to enhance their cooperation in the fields of intercultural and inter-religious interaction and cooperation in all areas of joint interest and responsibility.” The MoU was signed by Ambassador Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, and Ambassador Walther Lichem, Vice-chair of the IPS-Inter Press Service International Association, at the IPS offices in Rome on March 24.

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