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The IPS Support Group Meeting 2008

Strategies to preserve and increase the support base for global sustainable development – the role of the media – October 23, 2008

Global warming and the new food crisis are hot news items and high on political agendas. However, important aspects and perspectives get little attention. Inter Press Service (IPS), Oxfam Novib and the Netherlands’ National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development (NCDO) have organised this high level seminar in order to analyse these intertwined issues from different angles, giving special attention to Southern perspectives.

The seminar will also focus on the support base for sustainable development and international cooperation. Can the strong feelings that climate change and expensive food evoke increase overall support for sustainable development, without further marginalising the most vulnerable, the South, or other development priorities? The seminar will reflect about the roles and responsibilities of mainstream and alternative media in this.

The seminar is the public part of the annual meetings of IPS that bring together media clients, donors, board members and partners of IPS and its news agency. Distinguished panellists and participants from international institutions and from governments, the academic world, NGOs and media from North and South promise interesting debates that can lead to new insights and will certainly establish new contacts between key players in the field.

Visit our dedicated IPS sites for ongoing coverage of the environment and the food crisis including news, analysis, photographs and slide shows.

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October 23, 2008
World Forum (Congresgebouw) The Hague

World Forum Location:

    Churchillplein 10
    2517 JW The Hague
    2508 EA The Hague
    The Netherlands


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IPS Core Group Meeting 2008 – The Hague, October 24 2008

Immediately following the IPS Support Group meeting, the Core Group of donors will hold their annual meeting.

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