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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
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 »

More about: Civil society, Dialogue among civilizations, Global, Human rights and gender issues, United Nations
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 »

More about: Agricultura, Civil society, Global, Globalization and the South, Naciones Unidas, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, United Nations

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