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Message from the IPRA President:  A call for action February 2023

Hello, PR enthusiasts from all over the world. I am pleased to announce that on 12 January 2023, before my inauguration as IPRA President, we presented the IPRA Climate Change Communication Guidelines. My sincere thanks go to former IPRA president and current board member Svetlana Stavreva, board member and chair of the Climate Change Chapter Daniel Silberhorn, Dr Henk van Liempt from Scientists4Future and IPRA secretary general Philip Sheppard. You can find the guidelines here. As we have done with the Code of Conduct we want to translate the guidelines into all the languages of the IPRA membership. Please let our secretary general [email protected] know if you can help with a translation.

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on sustainable communications: 9 February 2023

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Connecting ideas + action: communications + sustainability will be presented by Jemma Gould in conversation with Jessie Nagel, Alison Pepper, Katie White and Laura Sutphen on Thursday 9 February 2023 at 15.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted). Note later time than usual.

IPRA’s nomination for the PRO PR GLOBE award: Liz Ostermann of Saint Hill Castle and Manor

IPRA board member Jacqueline Purcell has nominated Liz Ostermann, public relations officer at Saint Hill Castle and Manor, West Sussex, UK for the 2022 PRO PR GLOBE award. The award recognises an individual whose work contributes to a better perception of PR by the public.

IPRA launches Climate Change Communications Guidelines

To assist the fight against climate change, IPRA has today launched a set of Climate Change Communication Guidelines. The guidelines were launched  in Cologne, Germany at a globally- streamed webinar. The event was hosted by Anne-Gret Iturriaga Abarzua, IPRA president 2023 and head of communications for INEOS in Cologne.

Invitation to a webinar to launch the IPRA Climate Change Communications Guidelines: 12 January 2023

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar The Launch of the IPRA Climate Change Guidelines will be presented by a panel of IPRA board members moderated by IPRA secretary general Philip Sheppard  on Thursday 12 January 2023 at 14.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

The 30% Club Receives IPRA President’s Award 2022

 The 2022 IPRA President’s Award has been given to the 30% Club, a global campaign with a goal to increase the percentage of women on corporate boards to 30%.

Message from the IPRA President:  Hopes for a new year January 2023

Hello, dear people interested in PR around the world. I am very pleased to take over from Etsuko Tsugihara as IPRA President. Many thanks, Etsuko, for connecting. Your last newsletter resonated well with me. I would like to quote from it: “We create an atmosphere of co-operation. We strive for a better world. We talk about a brighter future. Let us take pride in what we do as we continue to make connections.”

Message from the IPRA President:  A year well spent  December 2022

Hello from Tokyo. Before everyone goes on Christmas holiday, I am writing my last letter to all of you. Time flies. Almost a year has passed since I took office as the President of IPRA.

Weixin Pay’s campaign to say thank you to China’s sanitation workers takes the Grand Prix at the 2022 IPRA Golden World Awards

The Grand Prix 2022 in the IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA), the world’s most prestigious PR awards scheme, went to One for All Love Meal Program, a brilliant campaign to honour China’s sanitation workers with one cent love meals.

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on The digital era: is traditional PR dying? 8 December

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar The digital era: is traditional PR dying? will be presented by Mohammed El Batta on Thursday 8 December 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted).

Anne-Gret Iturriaga Abarzua announced as IPRA President 2023

The Board of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) is delighted to announce that Anne-Gret Iturriaga Abarzua is President elect 2023. 

An invitation to shape input for Climate Change Communication

Today, 6 November 2022, the leaders of the world come together with representatives from business and civil society in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh for the largest gathering this year on climate action at COP27. Can the world keep up momentum in the face of a growing energy crisis and a war in Europe? Extreme weather events and record greenhouse gas concentrations underscore the urgency to deliver on the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 2°C or below.

Message from the IPRA President:  Time to look ahead  November 2022

Hello from Tokyo. We experienced a heatwave this summer in Tokyo, partly due to global warming. However, now the weather has turned around and it's a beautiful autumn in Japan.

Invitation to an IPRA webinar on Mobile Storytelling: Thursday 10 November 2022

I am pleased to invite you to the next in the series of IPRA Thought Leadership webinars. The webinar Mobile storytelling: why a smartphone is a PR manager's best friend will be presented by Stephen Knifton on Thursday 10 November 2022 at 12.00 GMT/UCT (unadjusted for summertime). (Please note summertime is ending in Europe and North America shortly before the event).

Message from the IPRA President: Sustainability and risk  October 2022

Hello from Tokyo. As many of you know, last month between the 16 – 25  September was this year’s Global Goals Week. This is a shared commitment between 170+ partners across civil society, business, academia, and the UN system to accelerate action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What did you do in your country? In Japan, there were events held throughout the country. In Okinawa, the southernmost island of Japan, a large-scale event was held at 13 venues over nine days. With a vision to both raise awareness of the SDGs within the public, as well as the co-creation of opportunities to act, there was an impressive total of 24 separate programmes.

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