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IPS North America

IPS North America (IPS/Inter Press Service North America Inc.) was established in July 1997 as a not–for–profit Section 501(c)3 corporation in the State of New York. The organisation enhances the free flow and dissemination of information between developing nations and the North American media, non–governmental organisations, policy-makers at the United Nations, educational institutions and other organisations involved in social, economic, and educational issues affecting primarily developing countries.

IPS North America was set up by the IPS International Association and is a founding member of the IPS International News Agency – along with the IPS Columnist Service and regional entities in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

As part of what is known as “development journalism”, IPS North America aims to help correct the imbalance of mainstream media news by providing contextualised content that focuses less on specific news events and more on processes, institutions and trends that make those events understandable to readers.

The TERRAVIVA UN JOURNAL, published Monday through Friday by IPS North America since 1993, is an important communication tool for policy makers in the United Nations community.

With a view to providing budding journalists a global perspective, IPS North America’s UN Bureau Internship Programme hosts students and young professionals from around the world.

Additional information about the activities of IPS North America is also available on their website.

For further enquiries:
IPS – Inter Press Service North America, Inc.
United Nations, Room L-214
New York, NY 10017

Thalif Deen
, U.N. Bureau Chief & Regional Director
Tel.: 1-212-963-6156
Tel: 1-212-751-3255

Washington, D.C. bureau

1293 National press building
529 14th st., n.w.
Washington, dc. 20045.
Tel: 1-202-662-7160.

Jim Lobe, Bureau Chief


What's New and Relevant

IPS UN Bureau Chief Strikes Gold at Annual Awards Ceremony
  Thalif Deen, UN Bureau Chief for Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and Regional Director North America, won one of the highest honours for excellence in UN reporting at the annual awards ceremony hosted by the UN Correspondents’ Association (UNCA) in New York. Deen shared the top prize, a gold medal, with Reuters UN […]
IPS launches special coverage on climate change in the Caribbean
For the small island developing states of the Caribbean, there is nothing more important than the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP19) taking in Warsaw, Poland from Nov. 11-22. In the last two decades, the 10 most affected countries have without exception been developing nations. Haiti leads the list of the three countries most affected by […]
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IPS Nothamerica

IPS North America has a growing network of journalists all over North America and the Caribbean as well as the United Nations and Washington, D.C. IPS covers the region from: Anchorage, Berkeley, Boston, Bridgetown, Kingston, New York, Ottawa, Miami, Montego Bay, Montreal, Port–Au–Prince, Port-of Spain, Queenstown, San Juan, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C.

Katherine Stapp , IPS North America's Regional Editor, coordinates the journalist network from New York.

Institutional donors

IPS relies on grants and project financing for a broad range of activities. If you are an institutional donor and you wish to learn more about supporting IPS, please visit the our financing and our projects pages.


Friends of IPS

Friends of IPS is a special group of supporters who share IPS' vision and wish to be actively involved in promoting the mission IPS has been pursuing for more than 40 years. If you wish to know more about joining the Friends of IPS club, please contact the IPS headquarters.

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