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June 13th, 2013

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An international team of IPS reporters and editors will be in Rome June 15-22 to cover the 38th Biennial Conference of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

In addition to online coverage in print and video, IPS will produce a printed daily multi-lingual conference newspaper, “TerraViva FAO38.” Read more »

More about: Africa, Agriculture, Globalization and the South, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, United Nations
June 13th, 2013

gif_unfao38_animation2 June 15-22 marks the 38th Biennial Conference of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). In addition to daily written TerraViva FAO38 coverage of the conference, the newly born IPSTV, is organising five televised Media Talks on issues related to media and food security.

The “Food and Media Talks” mark the beginning of IPSTV pilot phase that will lead to daily programs starting September 2013. Read more »

More about: Africa, Agriculture, climate change, Sustainable development, United Nations
March 18th, 2013

CSW57

As government delegates, UN officials and grassroots women gathered for the two-week 57th Commission on the Status of Women, held in New York, from 4 to 15 March, IPS followed the negotiations and CSW’s main theme of how to stem the epidemic of violence against women around the world, in words and images. Read more »

More about: Global, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, United Nations
March 14th, 2013
5th UNAoC Official Opening Session. Credit: Courtesy of BmeiA.

5th UNAoC Official Opening Session. Credit: Courtesy of BmeiA.

IPS Director General participated in the 5th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Global Forum that took place in Vienna (February 27-28), entitled “Responsible Leadership in Diversity and Dialogue”. President Al-Nasser, president of the IPS Board, took up his new appointment as High Representative of the Alliance in Vienna. Read more »

More about: Dialogue among civilizations, Global, United Nations
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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More about: climate change, Global, Providing news and content, United Nations

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