The Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life – news that doesn’t “burn out” in the space of a day. It is distributed free of charge through Internet to 10,000 media and editorial journalists in 54 countries and to 3,000 NGOs and 1,500 high schools, colleges and universities.

It is an all-volunteer service of Associazione Culturale dei Triangoli e della Buona Volontà Mondiale, an educational charity associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information It is a supporter of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace. In the final report of the Decade for a Culture of Peace project (2001-2010) provided to the UN Secretary-General for presentation to the UN General Assembly, Good News Agency is included among the three NGOs that have been playing an active role in the field of Information through Internet.*

Please find here The Good News Agency – year 14th, no. 221 – that we distribute free of charge to 10,000 media and editorial journalists in 54 countries, to 3,000 NGOs and 1,500 high schools and colleges as well as over 24,000 Rotarians around the world, that we reach with one of our three language editions: English, Italian and Portuguese.

*This issue includes, as always, also the evidence of Rotary’s activity.The fact that the media receive this evidence from an independent press agency increases its probabilities of being published.

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

“Let’s take Good News Agency to the schools!” This campaign  has produced remarkable results. Many Rotary clubs in Italy introduced this newsletter personally to interested teachers of over 400 high schools and colleges.  Furthermore, in synergy with Good News Agency, several Clubs have successfully conducted 14 scholastic contests in the country with the participation of over 120 schools and many hundreds classes in 7 cities and 5 regions. The themes, proposed by Good News Agency, are related to the UN Millennium Development Goals. All contests are listed at

Internationally, the reaction from several District Governors who spread this newsletter through their line of communication, continues to be very promising. We trust the positive reaction by DGs in various parts of the world will encourage the Clubs to reach the youth with this constructive newsletter as a meaningful opportunity of service.

In Rotary friendship,

Sergio Tripi, President of the Committees for Good News Agency of District 2080 and of R. C. Roma Eur – Italy

Editor of the Good News Agency, founder and president of the educational charity which publishes the newsletter


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