IPS international news agency, which is itself a co-operative, has always believed that information is an agent of change. Most of the more than 400 journalists writing for IPS originate from developing countries, are based there, and are specialised in sustainable development, poverty, human rights and gender issues. IPS has 26 language services, and users and clients in more than 130 countries. Over the last ten years, IPS has organised tens of media seminars and trainings focusing on the issues tackled by the Millennium Development Goals, and produced handbooks, training manuals and glossaries, as well as award-winning journalism. IPS is headquartered in Rome in Italy, a country with a strong and dynamic co-operative sector.