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March 25th, 2014
left: Ambassador Walther Lichem, Vice-chair of the IPS-Inter Press Service International Association; right: Ambassador Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

left: Ambassador Walther Lichem, Vice-chair of the IPS-Inter Press Service International Association; right: Ambassador Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations

The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and IPS-Inter Press Service International Association (IPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to enhance their cooperation in the fields of intercultural and inter-religious interaction and cooperation in all areas of joint interest and responsibility.” The MoU was signed by Ambassador Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, and Ambassador Walther Lichem, Vice-chair of the IPS-Inter Press Service International Association, at the IPS offices in Rome on March 24.

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March 18th, 2014

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IPS Africa, with the support of the Heinrich Boll Foundation Southern Africa, has published a handbook for journalists titled Climate Governance in Africa. It was launched recently in Abuja, Nigeria at a climate governance consultative workshop for journalists.
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January 24th, 2014

Mario Lubetkin, the Director General (DG), is leaving his position with IPS at the end of January 2014 to take up the role of Director of Communication at the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome. A search and selection process for a replacement of Mr. Lubetkin has been underway since the end of November 2013 when Mr. Lubetkin announced his resignation and the vacancy was publicized. Applications were received through December 2013 and interviews with short-listed candidates are being held in January 2014. This selection process is nearing its conclusion, with an announcement of the new DG expected soon.

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January 17th, 2014

When we heard of Juan Gelman’s death, one of the most extraordinary editors in chief in the IPS history, we were all very struck, for the admiration we had of the poet, writer and journalist Gelman.

In these days, some of you have read the reactions of many colleagues, which are very well summarised in this article of our colleague Estrella Gutierrez, which I think well expresses the thoughts and feelings of many of us.

As the IPS founder Roberto Savio remembers in his book The Journalists who turned the world upside down. Voices of another information, Juan Gelman wrote these lines about his own story and IPS.

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January 15th, 2014

Our staff is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Agentine poet and former colleague Juan Gelman. This note was circulated among IPS staff on January 14 by our colleague Estrella Gutierrez, following the announcement of Gelman’s death at age 83. In addition to his life as a prolific poet and critic of the Dirty War, Gelman was editor in Chief of IPS in the 1970. 

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