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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 »

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September 24th, 2012

Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General and Caroline Petit, UN DPI Chief, Partnerships Unit, News and Media Division. Credit: IPS.

On September 18th IPS-Inter Press Service signed a broadcast agreement with the UN Department of Public Information, in the framework of the new IPS WebTV project.

With this broadcast agreement, IPS WebTV will be able to reproduce selected video materials from UN television programmes within its own programmes. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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July 4th, 2012
TerraVivaIPS gathered a team of 16 journalists – one of the biggest foreign press delegations – from around the world to provide daily reporting in English, Portuguese and Spanish from Rio de Janeiro starting from June 13th and packaged as TerraViva Rio+20.
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The team, led by associate Editor-in-Chief Diana Cariboni, reported from the main venues including Riocentro, site of the official negotiations, the People’s Summit in Barra da Tijuca, from Flamengo park, universities, cultural centres and legislative buildings as well as reporting from favelas in the outskirts of the city and on sustainable development initiatives in rural areas. Read more »

More about: Civil society, climate change, Dissemination and networking, Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, United Nations

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