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Lakshmi Puri



U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri, deputy executive director of U.N. Women, praised IPS for its intensive coverage of sustainable development and gender empowerment. She said IPS has been “a leader” in realizing a more democratic and equitable new information, knowledge and communication order in the service of sustainable development in all its dimensions: social, economic and environmental.

“Its enterprising role has also been evident in the way it championed the creation of U.N. Women: a new gender equality and women’s empowerment and rights architecture within the U.N. system. We have partnered with IPS to advance this most important project for humanity in the 21st century,” said Puri.

“IPS joined our political mobilization drive for a stand-alone gender equality and women’s empowerment goal through sustained engagement and compelling content”. She said IPS has demonstrated “its unwavering commitment to development issues through supporting our efforts to mainstream gender perspectives in the G77, particularly via the Declaration of Santa Cruz ‘For a New World Order for Living Well’ of June 2014, and the historic pre-summit international meeting on Women’s Proposals for a New World Order.”
She also said IPS has joined the public mobilisation campaign – “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It”- as a Media Compact partner, and throwing its full support to mark Beijing+20.

“I wish IPS fifty more years of dynamic evolution, courageous reporting of truth, built on the foundations of reportage from the front-lines of ground experiences, and of providing game changing third-eye wisdom and policy perspectives on all endeavours of humanity and of imagining a better world for women and girls,” Puri declared.

Over the years, IPS has also given pride of place for coverage of disarmament and development – and specifically nuclear disarmament.

 
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