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 »
Agricultura, Civil society, Global, Globalization and the South, Naciones Unidas, Providing news and content, Sustainable development, United Nations
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.
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 »
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
December 12th, 2011
Prof. Alfred Opubor. Credit: Courtesy Adea-Comed website.
IPS deeply regrets the passing away of Professor Alfred Opubor, an internationally renowned specialist in the field of communication and member of IPS Africa Board of Directors, in early December in Cotonou, Benin.
Prof. Opubor’s expertise was communication theories and message systems, and their applications in development. A former university professor and head of the department of mass communication, he was also a researcher, government policy adviser and senior communication specialist in the United Nations system. Read more »
Africa, United Nations
December 12th, 2011
Media is perhaps the most powerful force today in shaping our understanding of events and peoples in the world around us. As a global news agency whose mission is to give a voice to the South and promote dialogue and cooperation, IPS has seen first hand how its work has the potential to bring together people from different cultural backgrounds. The alliance among civilizations is one of our core themes. Our partner QNA brings news from the UN AoC ongoing in Doha, Qatar.
Doha, December 11 (QNA) – Helping nations going through transition as well as empowering women and youth are among the five imperatives vital to shape our future generations United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said here Sunday.
In his address to the fourth United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum which opened at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha today, he said, “Our differences are nothing compared to our shared humanity. As I begin my second term as UN Secretary General I have identified five generational opportunities to decisively shape our future for decades to come.” Read more »
Africa, Arab Countries, Dialogue among civilizations, Global, United Nations
November 23rd, 2011
Inter Press Service (IPS) is sending a team of reporters from Africa and South Asia to report on the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, and the Global Civil Society Forum that precedes it. The team will produce daily features and analysis for an IPS TerraViva online site in English and Spanish and in several Asian languages. Selected reports will feature in IPS’s global news service.
Follow the team’s coverage in real time on Twitter at @ipsnews and connect with IPS news on Facebook.
IPS reporting will reflect the agency’s focus on the South and the emergence of South-South co-operation as a powerful dimension of the aid effectiveness debate. Civil society, participating as full partners in the HLF4, and the gender perspective, will be prominent in the reporting.
The Busan TerraViva site has a useful archive that looks back to IPS coverage of previous HLFs and other international financing for development meetings. Finally, the coverage from South Korea is linked out to the concurrent negotiations in South Africa about climate change, where IPS has an African-led reporting team preparing a Durban TerraViva.
Africa, aid effectiveness, Asia & Pacific, climate change, Global, Globalization and the South, Poverty & MDGs, Sustainable development, United Nations
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