February 14th, 2013
IPS in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) worked with 21 journalists this week in Rome with a training event to coincide with IFAD’s General Council (GC) meeting. Journalists from all over the world joined the training, including participation from Nepal, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal and Burkina Faso. Read more »
Agriculture, Capacity building, climate change, Global, Projects
October 1st, 2012
(L to R) Victoria Malvar, Roberto Savio, SG vice-presidents Koji Shinohara and Yasuro Kubo.
IPS President Emeritus and Chairman of the IPS Board of Trustees, Roberto Savio, has been awarded the prestigious Hiroshima Peace Award, established by Soka Gakkai, a lay Buddhist organisation based in Tokyo.
Bestowing the award on September 29, 2012 on behalf of the citizens of Hiroshima, Soka Gakkai’s vice president Koji Shinohara lauded Savio’s contribution towards the construction of a century of peace by “giving voice to the voiceless” through Inter Press Service for nearly five decades. Read more »
Asia & Pacific, Providing news and content
September 24th, 2012
Mario Lubetkin, IPS Director General and Caroline Petit, UN DPI Chief, Partnerships Unit, News and Media Division. Credit: IPS.
On September 18th IPS-Inter Press Service signed a broadcast agreement with the UN Department of Public Information, in the framework of the new IPS WebTV project.
With this broadcast agreement, IPS WebTV will be able to reproduce selected video materials from UN television programmes within its own programmes. Read more »
Global, Providing news and content, United Nations
August 24th, 2012
Press Release – President of the General Assembly visits IPS and meets with staff
The President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser visited, Wednesday, the IPS Inter Press Service Head Office based in the FAO building in Rome.
President Al-Nasser also held talks with FAO Director General Jose Graziano de Silva.
The President of the General Assembly was passing through Rome, on his way to Rimini where he will address the 33rd Edition of the Rimini Meetings on International Politics and Religious Freedoms. The international encounter, created in 1980, brings together persons of different faiths and cultures. Other participants include H.E. Card. Jean-Louis Tauran President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Giulio Terzi di Sant”Agata, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy.