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November 6th, 2016

By Lyndal Rowlands

Paul interviews Dalit women in Hamirpur - a district in Northern India. All of these women have been abandoned by their husbands who fled to escape drought. Credit: Stella Paul / IPS

Paul interviews Dalit women in Hamirpur – a district in Northern India. All of these women have been abandoned by their husbands who fled to escape drought. Credit: Stella Paul / IPS

NEW YORK, Nov 6 2016 (IPS) – Journalist Stella Paul was midway through an interview about toilets when she found herself, and the women she was speaking to, under attack from four angry men.
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October 20th, 2016

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IPS and UN Foundation hold capacity building workshops on SDGs in four countries on three continents

 

Never before has humankind faced as many tough challenges as it does now. Issues like climate change, violence, human rights abuses, the refugee crisis, human trafficking and modern-day slavery continue to grow. In order to end such unprecedented human suffering, the international community has adopted 17 key objectives to be achieved by 2030, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The UN has placed its highest priority on two key socio-economic issues on its post-2015 development agenda: the climate change agreement adopted in Paris in December 2015 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But how realistic are these goals? And can the SDGs be achieved by the 2030 deadline?
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December 22nd, 2015
Dr. David Phiri, FAO Sub-regional Coordinator Southern Africa & FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, oversaw the award to Busani Bafana

Dr. David Phiri, FAO Sub-regional Coordinator Southern Africa & FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, oversaw the award to Busani Bafana

IPS journalist Busani Bafana received the prestigious FAO 70th Anniversary Medal, in recognition for his work in the field of development journalism and for tackling issues that are of critical importance to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Read more »

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November 30th, 2015

ROME & MIAMI – November 30, 2015 – Inter Press Service (IPS) and iCrowdNewswire today unveiled a fully integrated and managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) corporate communications and press release network hub serving Civil Society, NGOs, the organizations of the United Nations and partners, and a wide range of entities and institutions worldwide.

icrowdnewswire_“The goal is to make the communications process more efficient and equally accessible to large, well-funded organizations as well as to smaller agencies that have fewer resources,” said Farhana Haque Rahman, IPS Director General. “By partnering with the technically strong executive team at iCrowdNewswire, we will be able to provide unprecedented global dissemination of news to agencies of all sizes that are advancing goals for sustainable development, climate change, human rights, education, food and agriculture.”
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November 1st, 2015

Haider Rizvi, who spent nearly 20 years as a reporter for IPS covering the United Nations, died October 29 in Pakistan, his home country.

Haider Rizvi

Haider Rizvi

At the news of his death, his former colleagues and friends were quick to pay tributes to a journalist who had so much to offer – but, regrettably, failed to achieve the journalistic stature he rightly deserved because he just ran out of time.

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