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Message from the IPRA President: After 300 days in crisis, what's next? February 2021

We had our winter break and the most lucky among us were able to recuperate in the presence of family and friends. But after over three hundred days of pandemic related crisis communications, what's next for 2021 and for IPRA?

How the fall of the Berlin Wall sent ripples around the world of communication

What connects IPRA, UNESCO and the events of November 1989? In a recently updated webpage in our History section IPRA president 1988 Alain Modoux, provides an insight on the fall of the Berlin Wall and how it transformed not just Germany but the world of PR and communication.

IPRA and Australia form new bond

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a partnership agreement with the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA). Under the agreement, inter alia, the organisations will exchange information, share publications and help promote the ethical development of the PR profession.

China marketing and PR workshop 2021: Dos and Don'ts

I am pleased to invite you to a webinar offered by a new professional IPRA member Sally Maier-Yip.  This live event, entitled China marketing and PR workshop 2021: Dos and Don'ts, takes place on Thursday 25 February 2021 from 14.00 – 15.00 GMT/UCT.

IPRA endorses UNESCO declaration on a healthier, viable, better world

IPRA has endorsed the UNESCO International Declaration of Communications Professionals and Researchers for a healthier, viable, better world. This declaration is made against the background of the covid-19 pandemic which it describes as the most serious crisis our world has experienced in recent history. The declaration in six languages can be found here on a dedicated website.
 

Jane Hammond In Memoriam

IPRA pays its respects to Jane Hammond who has passed away at the age of 86. Jane was a much loved and appreciated member of IPRA and was awarded IPRA emeritus status in 2018.
 

Message from the IPRA President: A year for trust and diversity January 2021

First, please accept my very best wishes to you and your loved ones for 2021. I wish you all peace and good health, and many beautiful moments of joy.

Message from the IPRA President: 10, 9, 8, 7...The silver lining of a challenging year

As we count down to Christmas and New Year, I want to thank you again. Last December, when I was writing my end of year message to you, I wished for a very special 2020. You would agree with me that 2020 turned out to be uniquely special and uniquely challenging, not just for us in IPRA, but for the whole world.

Spread the key messages of the UN Climate Ambition Summit 2020

IPRA is an active partner with various agencies of the United Nations. In this context IPRA is asking its members worldwide to spread awareness of the UN Climate Ambition Summit 12 December 2020 and to amplify the summit’s key messages. The Summit is a key step in the lead up to COP26 to be held in Glasgow in 2021.

Georgia and IPRA in PR pact

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has signed a partnership agreement with the newly-founded Georgian PR Professionals Association. Under the agreement, inter alia, the organisations will exchange information, share publications and help promote the ethical development of the PR profession.

IPRA supports better access to the UN and its agencies

IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, has given its support to an initiative from The Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) which calls for better access for NGOs to the various agencies of the UN which regularly consult with civil society. The CoNGO statement was sent to the UN on 30 November 2020.

Message from the IPRA President: Unlocking new opportunities December 2020

It has been a busy few weeks during which I have had the pleasure to virtually connect with many of you. In Iran, I delivered the keynote video-address to the 16th International Public Relations Symposium in Tehran. This event is traditionally endorsed by IPRA and two other IPRA board members also presented to the symposium. Then, in a video message, I spoke on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the PR Society in Japan and I was able to use this opportunity to congratulate our Golden World Award winning colleagues in Japan once again! IPRA members had the chance to join the 6th FOCUS Conference, endorsed by us, and organised exclusively online this year by Croatia-based Golden World Award winner Apriori World.

FOCUS on communication in the public sector

IPRA members are virtually invited to Croatia. The 6th FOCUS conference on innovation and communication in public administration takes place from the 25 – 26 November 2020.  The conference, organised by Croatia-based GWA winner Apriori World, will be taking place exclusively on-line this year. The event has been endorsed by IPRA. And what’s more it is free to attend.

Only PR has the skills to navigate today’s complex relationships, Philippe Borremans IPRA President elect 2021

Philippe Borremans is the new President of the International Public Relations Association.

Message from the IPRA President: It’s more important than ever to connect to IPRA   October – November 2020

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