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September 23rd, 2014

Twenty years ago, 179 governments gathered in the Egyptian capital Cairo for the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), to agree on a blueprint for tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems at the time, including poverty, population growth and gaping inequalities between men and women.

The conference ended with the adoption of the ICPD Programme of Action, a remarkable document that reflected an unprecedented consensus among nations that human rights – including and especially the rights of women and girls, and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights – were prerequisite to sustainable development.

As the international community marked the 20​th anniversary of the ICPD, IPS took this opportunity to celebrate the successes, reckon with the failures and reflect on some of the most pressing challenges that still remain.


IPS-UNFPA Terra Viva Special Marks ICPD's 20th Anniversary

IPS-UNFPA TerraViva Special Marks ICPD’s 20th Anniversary


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August 14th, 2014

IPS Asia-Pacific editor and staff writer Kanya D’Almeida was invited to participate in a historic gathering in Cape Town, South Africa – the quadrennial meeting of the 93-year-old War Resister’s International (WRI) – from July 4 to 8.

IPS Asia-Pacific editor and staff writer Kanya D’Almeida participates in a theme group on climate change at the War Resisters International conference in Cape Town, July 4-8, 2014. Credit: Ecosocialist Horizons

IPS Asia-Pacific editor and staff writer Kanya D’Almeida participates in a theme group on climate change at the War Resisters International conference in Cape Town, July 4-8, 2014. Credit: Ecosocialist Horizons

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August 14th, 2014

IPS UN Correspondent Joan Erakit was invited by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to be part of a seven-week media mission to Haiti, Sierra Leone, Niger, Ethiopia, Burundi, Madagascar and Laos. Erakit travelled to remote areas within each country to look specifically at reproductive health and family planning.

UN Correspondent Joan Erakit interviews young women about early marriage, reproductive health and education at a “Safe House” in Niamey, Niger. July 4, 2014. Credit: Joan Erakit

UN Correspondent Joan Erakit interviews young women about early marriage, reproductive health and education at a “Safe House” in Niamey, Niger. July 4, 2014. Credit: Joan Erakit

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June 26th, 2014

During his visits to New York and Johannesburg in May and early June, IPS Director General Ramesh Jaura attended the Board meetings of IPS North America and IPS Africa, and was confirmed as a new board member of the two regional organizations. He availed of the opportunity to interact with colleagues based in New York and reporting from the United Nations as well as those operating from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ramesh Jaura (second from left) with IPS Africa staff and some board members from left to right, Tafadzwa Rafemoyo, Nqabomzi Bikitsha, Govin Reddy (outgoing IPS Africa Board Chairperson), Paula Fray, Kervine Phiri, Kudzai Makombe and Nalisha Adams.

Ramesh Jaura (second from left) with IPS Africa staff and some board members from left to right, Tafadzwa Rafemoyo, Nqabomzi Bikitsha, Govin Reddy (outgoing IPS Africa Board Chairperson), Paula Fray, Kervine Phiri, Kudzai Makombe and Nalisha Adams.

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June 1st, 2014

Introducing IPS to United Nations organizations in Vienna and charting out a strategy to bridge these to the world body’s headquarters in New York was an important objective of IPS Director General Ramesh Jaura’s visit May 14-16 to the Austrian capital. He was accompanied and supported by Ambassador Dr. Walther Lichem, Vice Chair of the Inter Press Service (IPS) International Association, the world’s leading information and communication channel for promoting the global agenda and global governance.

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