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Ramesh Jaura
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Executive President Ramesh Jaura

Interview: Human Rights for All in an Equal World

Please take time to read the text of an interview Milena Rampoldi of a German NGO, ProMosaik e.V. conducted with Ramesh Jaura, Director-General and Editor-in-Chief of the International Press Syndicate with headquarters in Berlin and associate headquarters in Tokyo and Toronto. This interview was carried by Pro Mosaik on 24 January 2016.

is a professional journalist and an experienced moderator and facilitator specialising in inter-cultural communication, globalization, international development cooperation, nuclear disarmament, culture of peace, and civil society.

Jaura is executive president of Global Cooperation Council what was until beginning of 1997 called the North-South Forum, which he co-founded in 1983. The Federal President of Germany awarded Jaura in June 1996 the Federal Cross on Ribbon for promoting international understanding.

Global Cooperation Council is a membership organization and a think-tank devoted to genuine cooperation in the interest of fair globalization as well as the culture of peace, a prerequisite for sustainable global security. It runs IDN-InDepthNews and Global Perspectives in cooperation with Globalom Media, an information, communication and publishing agency committed to social and ethical responsibility.

Jaura was the President of Maastricht-based Euforic (Europe’s Forum on International Cooperation) 2002 to 2009.

A German national of Indian origin, Jaura is a journalist with an experience of nearly 50 years in the profession. He headed the Germany bureau of IPS between1987 and 2002. Subsequently he served until 2008 as Director of IPS-Inter Press Service Europe in-charge of coordinating the Euro-Mediterranean network of the global news agency. Since 2008, he is Director of IPS-Inter Press Service Deutschland under the umbrella of Global Cooperation Council. Besides, he is serving as a Director on IPS international board.

During his association with IPS, Jaura negotiated, coordinated and implemented several projects for IPS in Germany and for IPS international – sponsored not only by German organisations but also UN organisations and the European Commission.

Jaura was born in 1942 in ‘British’ India, He obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Delhi in 1964 and soon took to journalism. In November 1968 he travelled to Europe and reported until June 1969 from Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, the Soviet Union, Austria, Germany and France. One year later, he returned to Europe to report from West Berlin, Bonn, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw for several Indian and UAE weekly newspapers.

He also served as Germany correspondent of All India Radio and was a frequent participant in TV talk shows on international relations. For IPS-Inter Press Service News Agency, Jaura reported on UN conferences from Brazil, Indonesia, Japan and the Netherlands. He has also served as communication consultant to IFAD (Rome) and to the Executive Secretary of the UNCCD in Bonn.

Jaura was the first journalist from a developing land, who was elected in 1981 as President of the Foreign Press Association (VAP), then based in Bonn. He was re-elected in the following two years. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of VAP he co-published a highly appreciated collection of essays titled Der gefesselte Riese – Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus der Sicht ausländischer Korrespondenten (The Giant in Chains – Foreign Correspondents’ View of the Federal Republic of Germany).

- See more at: http://www.ips.org/institutional/our-global-structure/biographies/ramesh-jaura/#sthash.qpBouGNJ.dpuf

is a professional journalist and an experienced moderator and facilitator specialising in inter-cultural communication, globalization, international development cooperation, nuclear disarmament, culture of peace, and civil society.

Jaura is executive president of Global Cooperation Council what was until beginning of 1997 called the North-South Forum, which he co-founded in 1983. The Federal President of Germany awarded Jaura in June 1996 the Federal Cross on Ribbon for promoting international understanding.

Global Cooperation Council is a membership organization and a think-tank devoted to genuine cooperation in the interest of fair globalization as well as the culture of peace, a prerequisite for sustainable global security. It runs IDN-InDepthNews and Global Perspectives in cooperation with Globalom Media, an information, communication and publishing agency committed to social and ethical responsibility.

Jaura was the President of Maastricht-based Euforic (Europe’s Forum on International Cooperation) 2002 to 2009.

A German national of Indian origin, Jaura is a journalist with an experience of nearly 50 years in the profession. He headed the Germany bureau of IPS between1987 and 2002. Subsequently he served until 2008 as Director of IPS-Inter Press Service Europe in-charge of coordinating the Euro-Mediterranean network of the global news agency. Since 2008, he is Director of IPS-Inter Press Service Deutschland under the umbrella of Global Cooperation Council. Besides, he is serving as a Director on IPS international board.

During his association with IPS, Jaura negotiated, coordinated and implemented several projects for IPS in Germany and for IPS international – sponsored not only by German organisations but also UN organisations and the European Commission.

Jaura was born in 1942 in ‘British’ India, He obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Delhi in 1964 and soon took to journalism. In November 1968 he travelled to Europe and reported until June 1969 from Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, the Soviet Union, Austria, Germany and France. One year later, he returned to Europe to report from West Berlin, Bonn, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw for several Indian and UAE weekly newspapers.

He also served as Germany correspondent of All India Radio and was a frequent participant in TV talk shows on international relations. For IPS-Inter Press Service News Agency, Jaura reported on UN conferences from Brazil, Indonesia, Japan and the Netherlands. He has also served as communication consultant to IFAD (Rome) and to the Executive Secretary of the UNCCD in Bonn.

Jaura was the first journalist from a developing land, who was elected in 1981 as President of the Foreign Press Association (VAP), then based in Bonn. He was re-elected in the following two years. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of VAP he co-published a highly appreciated collection of essays titled Der gefesselte Riese – Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus der Sicht ausländischer Korrespondenten (The Giant in Chains – Foreign Correspondents’ View of the Federal Republic of Germany).

- See more at: http://www.ips.org/institutional/our-global-structure/biographies/ramesh-jaura/#sthash.qpBouGNJ.dpuf

is a professional journalist and an experienced moderator and facilitator specialising in inter-cultural communication, globalization, international development cooperation, nuclear disarmament, culture of peace, and civil society.

Jaura is executive president of Global Cooperation Council what was until beginning of 1997 called the North-South Forum, which he co-founded in 1983. The Federal President of Germany awarded Jaura in June 1996 the Federal Cross on Ribbon for promoting international understanding.

Global Cooperation Council is a membership organization and a think-tank devoted to genuine cooperation in the interest of fair globalization as well as the culture of peace, a prerequisite for sustainable global security. It runs IDN-InDepthNews and Global Perspectives in cooperation with Globalom Media, an information, communication and publishing agency committed to social and ethical responsibility.

Jaura was the President of Maastricht-based Euforic (Europe’s Forum on International Cooperation) 2002 to 2009.

A German national of Indian origin, Jaura is a journalist with an experience of nearly 50 years in the profession. He headed the Germany bureau of IPS between1987 and 2002. Subsequently he served until 2008 as Director of IPS-Inter Press Service Europe in-charge of coordinating the Euro-Mediterranean network of the global news agency. Since 2008, he is Director of IPS-Inter Press Service Deutschland under the umbrella of Global Cooperation Council. Besides, he is serving as a Director on IPS international board.

During his association with IPS, Jaura negotiated, coordinated and implemented several projects for IPS in Germany and for IPS international – sponsored not only by German organisations but also UN organisations and the European Commission.

Jaura was born in 1942 in ‘British’ India, He obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Delhi in 1964 and soon took to journalism. In November 1968 he travelled to Europe and reported until June 1969 from Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, the Soviet Union, Austria, Germany and France. One year later, he returned to Europe to report from West Berlin, Bonn, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw for several Indian and UAE weekly newspapers.

He also served as Germany correspondent of All India Radio and was a frequent participant in TV talk shows on international relations. For IPS-Inter Press Service News Agency, Jaura reported on UN conferences from Brazil, Indonesia, Japan and the Netherlands. He has also served as communication consultant to IFAD (Rome) and to the Executive Secretary of the UNCCD in Bonn.

Jaura was the first journalist from a developing land, who was elected in 1981 as President of the Foreign Press Association (VAP), then based in Bonn. He was re-elected in the following two years. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of VAP he co-published a highly appreciated collection of essays titled Der gefesselte Riese – Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus der Sicht ausländischer Korrespondenten (The Giant in Chains – Foreign Correspondents’ View of the Federal Republic of Germany).

- See more at: http://www.ips.org/institutional/our-global-structure/biographies/ramesh-jaura/#sthash.qpBouGNJ.dpuf

The Federal President of Germany awarded Jaura in June 1996 the Federal Cross on Ribbon for promoting international understanding in his role as co-founder and Executive President of Global Cooperation Council, established as North-South Forum in February 1983 in Bonn, the then capital of Federal Republic of Germany.

A German national of Indian origin, Jaura is a journalist with an experience of over 50 years in the profession.

He headed the Germany bureau of IPS between 1987 and 2002. Subsequently he served until 2008 as Director of IPS-Inter Press Service Europe in-charge of coordinating the Euro-Mediterranean network of the global news agency. Since 2008, he is Director of IPS-Inter Press Service Deutschland under the umbrella of Global Cooperation Council. Jaura was Director General of IPS from April 2014 to August 2015.

 <Ramesh Jaura with Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström,
at Disaster Risk Reduction Sendai Conference in March 2015>

 < Jaura with Tetsuo Kondo, UNDP Country Representative in Tokyo, March 2015 >

< Jaura with CTBTO Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo in Hiroshima in August 2015 >

 

< Jaura with UN SG Ban Ki-moon in New York at the South Korean Permanent Mission in 2014 >

 < Jaura with President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa and GCC Advisor Thalif Deen, 2014 >

< Jaura chairing the Global Citizenship Forum at Sri Lanka Permanent Mission in New York, Nov 2014 >
Click here for a documentation of proceedings.

< Jaura addressing International Achievement Award for Nuclear Disarmament Ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York in Nov 2014 as the awardee Amb. Jayantha Dhanapala (left) and UNGA President Sam Kutesa (right back) listen. >
Click here for documentation of the event.

< Right to Left: Jaura, Fiffi Benaboud, Awardee Amb. Dhanapala, SGI Director of Peace Affairs
Hirotsgu Terasaki, and CTBTO's Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo in November 2014>

<Jaura with Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Dr Palitha Kohona (left)
and Thalif Deen (right) in November 2014>

 < Jaura with UNIDO Director General Li Yong in May 2014 in Vienna >

 

Left to right: IPS DG Ramesh Jaura, President of the UN General Assembly Sam Kutesa, IPS UN Bureau Chief Thalif Deen - See more at: http://www.ips.org/institutional/page/3/#sthash.7v08YdLj.dpuf

Ramesh Jaura was the President of Maastricht-based Euforic (Europe’s Forum on International Cooperation) 2002 to 2009.

Jaura was the President of Maastricht-based Euforic (Europe’s Forum on International Cooperation) 2002 to 2009. - See more at: http://www.ips.org/institutional/our-global-structure/biographies/ramesh-jaura/#sthash.qpBouGNJ.dpuf

He was since 2009 Director General of GLOBALOM MEDIA group which is since September 2015 called the International Press Syndicate. It provides news in depth in its onlne magazines, trains media in global affairs and publishes specialised educational materials on issues of global significance. IDN-In Depth News and GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES are flagships of the International Press Syndicate.

Jaura was born in 1942 in ‘British’ India, He obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of Delhi in 1964 and soon took to journalism. In November 1968 he travelled to Europe and reported until June 1969 from Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, the Soviet Union, Austria, Germany and France. One year later, he returned to Europe to report from West Berlin, Bonn, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw for several Indian and UAE weekly newspapers.

He also served as Germany correspondent of All India Radio and was a frequent participant in TV talk shows on international relations.

Jaura was the first journalist from a developing land, who was elected in 1981 as President of the Foreign Press Association (VAP), then based in Bonn. He was re-elected in the following two years. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of VAP he co-published a highly appreciated collection of essays titled Der gefesselte Riese – Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus der Sicht ausländischer Korrespondenten (The Giant in Chains – Foreign Correspondents’ View of the Federal Republic of Germany), published by Econ Publishers in Düsseldorf.

Other photos:

< Jaura with Former Japan Prime Minister Kaifu at the
Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation in Tokyo in 2010 >

< Left to Right: Amb. Anwarul Chowdhury, Former PM Kaifu, Jaura and Katsuhiro Asagiri,
GCC President for Asia-Pacific Affairs at Mr Kaifu's Office in Tokyo in 2010 >

< Jaura addressing a meeting at the Ozaki Foundation in Tokyo in 2010:
Left GCC Asia-Pacific President Asagiri. Right: PM Kaifu >

< Jaura addressing SGI gathering in Hiroshima in 2010 >

< Jaura at the Himeyuri Peace Museum in Okinawa >

< Jaura chairing a discussion at World Health Summit in October 2010 in Berlin. >

< George Schultz, US Secretary of State (July 1982-Jan 1989) at the World Political Forum in 2009 >

< Jaura chairing a discussion of German Society for the UN on
Global Food Crisis in November 2008 in Berlin. >

< Jaura chairing Euforic Seminar on Information Strategies and Policy Influence:
Identifying Effective Networking and Communication Strategies in
a European Development Context on June 2, 2005 in Brussels. >

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