January 15th, 2013
This week an international IPS team is reporting from Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Leaders and more than 30,000 participants from 150 countries are in Abu Dhabi to explore solutions to sustainability challenges like those posed by regional water shortages and the world’s ongoing reliance on non-sustainable energy sources.
Follow all the reporting at the IPS TerraViva Abu Dhabi Sustainability week sites in English or in Arabic, including curtain-raisers on energy and water: Read more »
January 15th, 2013
Leonardo padura. Credit: IPS Cuba.
Leonardo Padura, one of the most widely read and admired Cuban writers on and off the island, has won the National Literature Award 2012.
“His work transcends all ages. Old, young and adult people look out for his novels. He knows very well, with his flawless writing, how to communicate the experience of our generation which passed tranquil but also very difficult moments in Cuba’s recent history” said 51-year-old Cuban doctor Lourdes Suardiaz to IPS. Read more »
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December 21st, 2012
IPS UN Bureau Chief Thalif Deen receiving the gold medal from Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon. Photo credit: Rousbeh Legatis.
UNITED NATIONS — At the annual UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) award ceremony/black tie dinner in New York on December 19, Inter Press Service (IPS) was declared winner of a prestigious gold medal for its global and UN coverage of the environment – specifically climate change, biodiversity and water.
IPS UN Bureau Chief Thalif Deen, who has covered virtually every single major UN conference since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, was singled out for his contributions.
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climate change, Global, Providing news and content, United Nations
December 7th, 2012
IPS and the Italian National Press Federation (Federazione Nazionale della Stampa Italiana, FNSI) organized a debate on 29th November about Press Freedom and New Scenarios in Latin America, the case of Argentina at FNSI headquarters in Rome. Read more »
Latin America, Providing news and content