June 13th, 2013
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 »
Africa, Agriculture, climate change, Sustainable development, United Nations
March 18th, 2013
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 »
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.
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 »
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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climate change, Global, Providing news and content, United Nations
October 26th, 2012
H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 2012 (IPS) - The United Nations Association-New York (UNA-NY) honoured former General Assembly President Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser as the 2012 “Humanitarian of the Year”.
Speaking at a formal dinner during the award ceremony Thursday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that “Ambassador Al-Nasser has dedicated much of his life in public service helping to advance cross-cultural dialogue, diversity, peace, and development.” Read more »
Global, United Nations