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1-4b-older-persons-by-2030-ban TEHRAN, 1 October 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2016, said the global population of older persons is expected to rise from just over 900 million in 2015 to 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050, when there will be roughly the same the number...
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millions-of-passengers-at-tehran-railway-station-will-learn-about-sdgs TEHRAN – Banners promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are now on display at Tehran Railway Station sending the message about SDGs for millions of passengers who travel to different parts of Iran. These banners are erected in the framework of “Together for SDGs” public awareness campaign, which was launched in September 2016. The...
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the-transformative-force-of-population-ageing TEHRAN, 29 September 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in his message on International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2016, said that population ageing is a transformative force in every country that will test the existing structures of our economies, households and...
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ketabraneh,-allameh-tabatabaee-school-commemorate-international-day-of-peace TEHRAN-Ketabraneh Bookstore in cooperation with Allameh Tabatabee School and UNIC Tehran commemorated International Day of Peace at the bookstore on Sunday, 25 September 2016. The ceremony began by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the occasion International Day of Peace which was delivered by the UNIC Director Maria...
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fao-stresses-criticality-of-marine-cage-culture-for-iran The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is conducting a four-day technical workshop on Marine Cage Culture in Tehran thought which the Organization will lend its technical assistance to build a framework aimed to develop Iran’s mariculture industry. The four-day workshop (26-29 September 2016) entitled "Technical...
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iran-celebrates-world-tourism-day On 26 September 2016, the Islamic Republic of Iran celebrated World Tourism Day with a conference in the IRIB International Conference Center in Tehran. The conference was organized by Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTHO) and attended by H.E. Dr. Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, many...
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segaam-magazine-gives-visibility-to-sdgs We are pleased to announce that Segaam Magazine is raising awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals. The new issue of the magazine was recently released and it can be purchased from news stands. Segaam Magazine is giving visibility to the Sustainable Development Goals   Cover of the new issue of Segaam Magazine We...
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summit-on-refugees-and-migrants-begins-as-iom-joins-the-united-nations The United Nations Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants which took place on Monday in New York, provides a singular opportunity for the global community to forge a greater consensus on managing the world’s movements of migrants and refugees. IOM considers migration to be a mega-trend of the 21st Century representing...
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unesco-celebrates-international-day-of-university-sports In 2015, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) proposed to UNESCO to internationally recognize a day dedicated to university sport. The proposal was endorsed by UNESCO’s Member States at the 38th session of the General Conference in Paris in November 2015, and 20 September was declared the International Day of University...
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one-step-forward-to-practically-understand-the-international-water-laws-examining-the-applicability-of-the-un-transboundary-water-law-to-a-locally-shared-aquifer-in-iran Transboundary shared waters are vital sources of fresh water supply for many regions of the world especially in arid and semi-arid countries where transboundary waters are top on their agenda of regional negotiations and diplomacy. Being aware of the necessity of sustainable solutions to either impending or ongoing challenges over the...
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“saving-our-ship-a-global-response-to-refugees-and-migrants” By Ban Ki-moon,Secretary-General of the United Nations Perhaps no issue on the global agenda is more susceptible to manipulation by grandstanding demagogues than refugees and migrants. ‘Us’ versus ‘them’ is a timeless if irresponsible unifier, used throughout history to obscure our common humanity by those with dangerously self-serving...
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sdg’s-banner-displayed-in-tehran TEHRAN 21 September 2016 (UNIC) - Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDGs) banners in Persian are displayed in crowded streets of District 6 of Tehran, in order to inform people about SDGs. These billboards are displayed in the framework of the UN campaign “Together for SDGs”, aimed to raise public awareness on SDGs in...
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international-day-of-peace-commemorated 18 September 2016, TERHAN - Member of Board of Directors of Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) Dr. Hamid Salehi said while commemorating International Day of Peace today, TPM works to promote peace and various aspects of it such as peace with oneself and with the others, peace with the environment and finally peace with the world. “These concepts...
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sustainable-development-is-essential-for-lasting-peace-un-chief TEHRAN, 18 September 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016 said sustainable development is essential for lasting peace, and both depend on respect for human rights. The full text of his message reads: Every year on the International Day of Peace, the...
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europe-and-the-refugee-crisis-a-real-challenge-to-our-civilization On 19 September the United Nations General Assembly will host its first ever High-Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach to addressing the worst refugee crisis since the end of WWII. The summit provides an historic...
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migration-dynamics,-refugees-and-internally-displaced-persons-in-africa On 19 September the United Nations General Assembly hosted its first ever High-Level Summit to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach to addressing the worst refugee crisis since the end of WWII.  The summit provided an historic opportunity...
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iranian-celebrities-launch-“together-for-sdgs”-campaign Tehran, 15 September 2016 (UNIC) – The “Together for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” campaign was launched in Tehran on Tuesday 13 September by renowned Iranian artists. Its purpose was to introduce the newly-adopted SDGs to Iranian public. The SDGs are a set of goals which were adopted by 193 UN Member States a year ago and are...
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“pen-–-peace-–-pace”-exhibition-video-clips On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, United Nations in Iran in collaboration with Shirin Art Gallery and Eghtesad Novin Bank organized an exhibition entitled “Pen – Peace – Pace” which showcased the works of Amirali Izadi and Reza Abedini. Click here to watch a clip from a meeting between the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr....
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unesco-implements-three-day-training-on-sustainable-tourism-strategy-development-for-world-heritage-site-managers-in-the-islamic-republic-of-iran The UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation (ICHHTO) organized a three-day training workshop on Sustainable Tourism Strategy Development for World Heritage Site Managers in the Islamic Republic of Iran from 7-9 September 2016. The training took place at the Bisotun World...
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fao-launches-a-four-year-holistic-programme-to-save-urmia-lake-in-iran FAO has signed an agreement today (Tuesday 6 September 2016) with the Urmia Lake Restoration Commission (ULRC) in Tehran at Sharif University of Technology to lend substantive technical assistance for the execution of an integrated programme that aims ultimately to secure sustainable water resources management in the Urmia Lake basin. At...
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750m-illiterate-adults,-including-115m-young-people TEHRAN, 8 September 2016 (UNIC) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Literacy Day, 8 September 2016, while announcing that more than 750 million adults are illiterate, including 115 million young people called on governments and their partners to join forces for universal literacy. The full text of his message...
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international-day-of-charity On the occasion of International Day of Charity United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in cooperation with Roshd Charity Foundation held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” with a focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for some 12 members and volunteers of Roshd at the UNIC Library on 1st September 2016....
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un-to-hold-first-high-level-summit-on-refugees,-migrants TEHRAN, 7 September (UNIC) -- The UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach at UN Headquarters in New York on 19 September 2016. This is the first time the General Assembly has called for a...
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the-republic-of-korea-supports-protection-and-humanitarian-assistance-to-afghan-refugee-girls-in-iran The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Afghan refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran through the signing of a new Letter of Understanding with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Iran on Monday 5 September 2016. MOFA of the...
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darugheh-house-in-mashhad-wins-unesco-conservation-award TEHRAN, 5 September 2016 (UNIC) – The conservation of Darugheh House in Mashhad, the Khorasan Razavi Province, was among the 13 winning projects of UNESCO 2016 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. A total of 13 winning projects from six countries – Australia, China, India, Iran, Japan and Pakistan – have been recognized...
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p5$-2-nfx-lma_b TEHRAN, 5 September 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Charity, 5 September 2016, said charity is one of the best investments for human beings’ common future. The full text of his message reads: Every year, the International Day of Charity serves as a call to every person...
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unesco-participates-in-2016-silk-road-mayors-forum The historical city of Qazvin, Iran, hosted the 11th Silk Road Mayors Forum from 3-4 September 2016. The Forum, organized by World Citizens Organization (WCO), aimed at improving tourism, as well as cultural, economic and social ties between cities along the ancient Silk Roads. Ms. Kuisch Laroche, Director of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster...
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shahram-nazeri-performs-for-unesco On Saturday 3 September, Iranian musical legend Shahram Nazeri held a unique performance for UNESCO at Sa’adabad Cultural and Historical Complex. Close to 700 guests, including prominent Iranian artists, diplomats, government officials and staff of international organisations, attended the special evening under the motto “Building Peace...
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terrorists-killed-691,-injured-1016-iraqis-in-august-2016 TEHRAN, 1 September 2016 (UNIC) – A total of 691 Iraqis were killed and another 1,016 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq, excluding Anbar, in August 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in August was 473...
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model-united-nations-on-security-council-and-terrorism A Model UN Conference (MUN), simulated session of the UN Security Council under the theme “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts”, with a focus on refugees and migrants crisis on August 25, 2016. The MUN was organized jointly by International Studies Journal (ISJ) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)...
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civil-society-managers-and-representatives-learn-more-about-un-websites UNIC together with the Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and Naghshe Javid Institute organized “Finding UN Information” workshop for representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) dealing with cultural heritage and tourism issues. Six workshops in this series were held in 2014-2015 by UNIC....
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un-humanitarian-chief-to-visit-iran TEHRAN, 30 August 2016 (UNIC) -- UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien is scheduled to visit Islamic Republic of Iran from 4 to 5 September 2016. The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is expected to meet senior officials in Tehran and focus on expanding regional cooperation on humanitarian...
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ban-calls-on-all-countries,-people-to-work-for-nuke-test-ban TEHRAN, 29 August 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day against Nuclear Tests, 29 August 2016, called on all countries and peoples to work for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’s entry into force as soon as possible for a nuclear-weapon-free world. The full text of his...
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irna’s-exclusive-interview-with-gary-lewis,-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) recently interviewed the UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis. Among topics of discussion were: UN activities in Iran, water shortage, dust and sand storms and other environmental challenges that Iran faces. Click here to read the first part of the interview. Click...
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iran-ranked-second-in-the-percentage-of-graduates-in-science,-engineering TEHRAN, 24 August 2016 (UNIC) -- According to the Global Innovation Index 2016, the Islamic Republic of Iran, among 128 countries and economies, ranked second in the percentage of graduates in science & engineering, fourth in tertiary education, 26 in knowledge creation, 31 in gross percentage of tertiary enrolment, 41 in general...
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a-call-to-empower-youth By UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon   The 2016 Olympics have already shattered records, but even before the first competition began, these Games made history by giving athletes who have no country to call home a place on the starting line. I expressed my appreciation to the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach,...
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unesco-participates-in-provincial-meeting-on-education,-research-and-sustainable-development-in-hamedan The Iranian Department of Environment organized a two-day provincial meeting from 16-17 August on Education, Research and Sustainable Development, in the historic city of Hamedan. The meeting brought together provincial government officials from Hamedan, DoE staff from Tehran and provinces across Iran, and local NGOs to take stock of...
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we-are-succeeding-in-our-path-to-reaching-“one-humanity”  By Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in Iran In today’s world of regional conflict and disaster, more than 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance simply in order to survive. Around the world, there are brave women and men who follow their humanitarian impulse to go to the aid of their fellow human beings.  Every...
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a-record-130-million-people-are-dependent-on-humanitarian-assistance-un-chief TEHRAN, 18 August 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2016, said a record 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. The full text of his message reads: A record 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. ...
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un-official-condemns-killing-of-kurdish-journalist TEHRAN, 16 August 2016 (UNIC) - The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq, Gyorgy Busztin, strongly condemned the brutal killing of a journalist in Dohuk City in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and called on the Government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to implement urgent measures to guarantee...
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iran-s-business-leaders-must-do-more-to-protect-the-environment-says-the-un-resident-coordinator On 15 August, Bourse and Bazaar published an Op-Ed by the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis entitled "Iran's Business Leaders Must Do More to Protect the Environment". The focus of the piece is on Corporate Social Responsibility. In the Op-Ed Mr. Lewis states: "In today’s energized, almost-post-sanctions-era Iran, so much...
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imagine-a-world-in-which-the-rights-of-every-child-are-realized Imagine this scene. You are taking a walk through your neighbourhood. Background sounds are the chatter of children's laughter. They are happy. They are playing. You stop and watch the next generation playing. They are free. They are secure. In this world, these children are living out their full potential. They have a decent place to...
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announcement-small-narrators-festival On the occasion on International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016, Ambassadors of Peace and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in partnership with UNIC Tehran will hold Small Narrators Festival. This festival is scheduled to be held from 16-20 September 2016 in Tehran, Iran. Interested children can participate in this festival by...
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on-int’l-day,-ban-calls-for-empowerment-of-youth-for-lasting-change-in-world TEHRAN, 11 August 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2016, called for empowerment of young people with the resources, backing and space they need to create lasting change in our world. The full text of his message reads: The world’s young people – who make up the...
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commemorating-70-years-of-iran-un-partnership TEHRAN-On 7 August, the Islamic Republic Agency (IRNA) and UNIC mounted a display of historical photos and documents depicting the history of Iran’s relationship with the United Nations at the House of Artists in downtown Tehran. “This is a very good initiative by the Islamic Republic News Agency and the United Nations Information Centre...
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mandela,-big-fan-of-iran-south-african-ambassador TEHRAN- A senior South African diplomat praised Iran’s manner to honor Nelson Mandela’s wisdom in its relations with the world and said “Mandela was a big fan of Iran”. “I am inspired by the way that Iran has honored Mandela’s wisdom in its relations with the world,” said South Africa’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Archie...
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terrorists-killed-759-iraqis,-injured-1,207-in-july-2016  Tehran, 2 August 2016 (UNIC) – A total of 759 Iraqis were killed and another 1,207 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq, excluding Anbar, in July 2016* according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in July was 629...
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germany-boosts-wfp-assistance-to-refugees-in-iran-especially-school-girls 1 August 2016- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an unprecedented contribution of €2 million (approximately US$2.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to provide food assistance to Afghan and Iraqi refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran and promote education for refugee girls. “We are extremely...
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ban-calls-for-observing-truce-during-rio-olympic-games TEHRAN, 28 July 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message issued on the occasion of Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro called for worldwide cessation of hostilities. The full text of his message reads: I call for a worldwide cessation of hostilities in observance of the Olympic Truce during the...
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un-security-council-simulation-pre-session A training session on Model UN Conference was organized in Tehran by the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in cooperation with the International Studies Journal (ISJ), with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Iran. The Model UN Conference will simulate the session of the Security Council on “Threats to international peace and...
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