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unami-condemns-attack-in-ahvaz TEHRAN, 23 September 2018 (UNIC) – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, including its Liaison Office in Tehran, strongly condemns the terrorist attack which took place on Saturday 22 September in the city of Ahvaz in the Islamic Republic of Iran, in which military personnel and civilians, including children, were killed or...
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in-the-name-of-lasting-peace-for-all-promote-and-defend-human-rights-un-chief TEHRAN, 21 September 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Peace called for all people to promote and defend human rights.The full text of his message reads: This year we mark International Day of Peace as we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal...
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one-day-workshop-on-the-un-its-trade-and-financial-organizations-youth-and-entrepreneurship The United Nation Information Centre (UNIC) supported a workshop organized by the NGO “Non-Stop Event”, the Iranian Association for United Nations Studies (IAUNS) and Department for Youth Affairs of Tehran Province Sport and Youth Office, which was held at the UN conference room for some 30 members of the NGOs, students and...
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tackling-economic-political-inequalities-invigorates-democracy-un-chief TEHRAN, 13 September 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Democracy, 15 September 2018, said by tackling economic and political inequalities, democracy would be invigorated.The full text of his message reads: Democracy is showing greater strain than at any time in...
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unic-tehran-interns-win-plural-video-festival-award TEHRAN, 12 September 2018 (UNIC) – The Iranian United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Interns have won the awards of “the Paley Center for Media” as well as “the Media Education Centre” of the Plural+ video festival.PLURAL+ is a joint initiative between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International...
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direct-existential-threat-of-climate-change-nears-point-of-no-return-warns-un-chief TEHRAN, 11 September 2018 (UNIC) -- The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, calling for more leadership and greater ambition for climate...
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new-un-resident-coordinator-presents-credentials-to-foreign-minister-zarif Tehran, 10 September 2018 – The incoming United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ms. Ugochi Daniels, presented her Credentials to His Excellency, Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs on 10 September, officially taking up her post in-country. During the meeting, H.E....
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azad-university-students-learn-about-the-un-website-at-the-unic-office As per request of Ms Zahra Hosseinpour student of Science and Research Branch of Azad University, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) held a “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 20 graduate students of international law at the UNIC Office in Tehran on 6 September 2018. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC...
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un-iran-partnership-historical-photos-documents-exhibited-in-sanandaj SANANDAJ – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership was inaugurated at the Soureh Gallery of Sanandaj City, the capital of the Kordestan Province on 3 September 2018 by UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko and Deputy Governor of Kordestan Province, Hossein Khosheqbal and by Bureau Chief of the Islamic Republic...
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unesco-partners-with-the-european-union-to-invest-in-creativity-for-development Within the framework of its “Investing in Culture and Creativity” Programme, the European Union will partner with UNESCO to support new activities in the areas of cultural heritage and creative industries. The partnership starts with two programme activities: the promotion of Silk Roads Cultural Heritage Corridors in Afghanistan,...
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un-casualty-figures-for-iraq-for-the-month-of-august-2018 TEHRAN, 3 September 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 117 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in August 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered...
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remembrance-ceremony-for-late-kofi-annan TEHRAN - Iranian International Studies Association (IISA) in partnership with UNIC Tehran organized a remembrance ceremony for former UN Secretary-General, late Kofi Annan at UN conference room on Tuesday 28 August 2018. The ceremony began with one minute of silence for late Annan. Then, UNIC Director Dr Maria Dotsenko after a brief...
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ctbt-fosters-int-l-peace-security-guterres  TEHRAN, 29 August 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day against Nuclear Tests, 29 August 2018, said the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) fosters international peace and security by constraining the development of nuclear weapons. The full text of his...
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commemoration-of-first-international-day-of-remembrance-and-tribute-to-victims-of-terrorism GORGAN - UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko delivered a speech and read the UN SG’s message on the First International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to Victims of Terrorism, during a conference held at the Fakhreddin Asad Gorgani Hall in Gorgan City, the Capital of Golestan Province attended by some 500 participants, including government...
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un-iran-partnership-historical-photos-documents-exhibited-in-zahedan ZAHEDAN – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership was inaugurated at the Ferdowsi Gallery of Art and Cultural Centre of Zahedan, the capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province on 21 August 2018 by UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko and Deputy Governor of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Mohammd Hadi Marashi in...
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unesco-unicef-support-ministry-of-education-in-inclusion-of-students-with-special-needs 27 August 2018, Tehran: The Ministry of Education of Iran with support of UNESCO, UNICEF and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO launched a three-day workshop today in Tehran on inclusive approaches to education of students with special needs. The workshop, which will run from 27 - 29 August 2018, aims to strengthen the...
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un-chief-terrorism-one-of-the-most-challenging-issues-of-our-time-serious-threat-to-international-peace-security TEHRAN, 20 August 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the first International Day of Remembrance of, and Tribute to, the Victims of Terrorism, 21 August 2018, said terrorism is one of the most challenging issues of our time and a serious threat to international peace and security.The full...
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briefing-on-un-un4u-and-un-youth-relations-for-youth-members-of-iranian-red-crescent-society TEHRAN - A group of eight youth members of Iranian Red Crescent Society were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as UN-NGOs relations by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UNIC conference room 19 August 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions. He also spoke about 70th anniversary of the...
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commemoration-of-world-humanitarian-day-in-disability-association-of-tavana On the occasion of World Humanitarian Day a ceremony was held at the Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) in Qazvin on 19 August 2018. Some 500 top students, Deputy Director General of Social Affairs of the Qazvin Province, members of the DAT Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, and a group of the DAT personnel participated in this...
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un-chief-calls-on-global-leaders-to-protect-people-caught-up-in-conflict TEHRAN, 19 August 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2018, called on global leaders to do everything in their power to protect people caught up in conflict.The full text of his message reads: We mark World Humanitarian Day every year on 19 August, to...
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statement-by-the-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-on-the-passing-of-former-secretary-general-kofi-annan  Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good.  It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing.  In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.  Like so many, I was proud to call Kofi Annan a good friend and...
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the-republic-of-korea-continues-to-support-refugees-in-iran-with-multi-year-contribution TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new US$2.2 million multi-year contribution from the Republic of Korea to support 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran. WFP will use the funds to provide both cash and food assistance to meet refugee...
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notification UNHCR is concerned about the spread of fake news among refugees regarding registration for resettlement or assistance to move to another country. UNHCR cautions refugees not to believe such rumors from unreliable sources. Any information on UNHCR assistance programs can be found on our website:...
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briefing-on-un-un4u-for-members-of-roshd-charity-ngo TEHRAN- A group of 10 members of Roshd Charity NGO were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as UN-NGOs relations by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room 16 August 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions. He also spoke about 70th anniversary of the UDHR. Copies of the Persian...
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multilateralism-the-only-path-to-address-the-world-s-troubles-signals-guterres TERHAN, 15 August 2018 (UNIC) -- As the world’s problems grow, multilateralism represents to best path to meet the challenges that lie ahead, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, launching his annual report. The Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization...
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statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretary-general-on-signing-of-the-convention-on-the-legal-status-of-the-caspian-sea The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea by Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. This historic document demonstrates the importance of regional cooperation, which is vital for maintaining international peace and security.The Secretary-General believes the...
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commemoration-of-international-youth-day TEHRAN - Peace and Friendship Ambassadors in partnership with UNIC Tehran commemorated International Youth Day in the presence of some 50 youth, government officials, young artists and cinema experts at UN conference room on 12 August 2018. The ceremony began with welcoming remarks by UNIC Director Dr. Maria Dotsenko. Then she...
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advisors-for-youth-and-unic-commemorate-interntional-youth-day TEHRAN – On the occasion of International Youth Day, UNIC Tehran hosted and briefed Ministry of Education’s Advisors for Youth at UN conference room on 12 August 2018. UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko briefed some 25 advisors from different districts in Tehran, on the history of the International Youth Day establishment, that on 17...
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celebration-of-international-youth-day-2018-in-iran-highlights-role-of-youth-at-all-levels-of-policy-making Tehran, 12 August 2018: The Iranian Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with UNESCO, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, UNICEF and UNFPA, organized an event in Tehran to celebrate International Youth Day 2018. The celebration highlighted the importance of “Safe Spaces for Youth” as the theme of the year to promote mutual...
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the-hopes-of-the-world-rest-on-young-people-un-chief TEHRAN, 12 August 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2018, said the hopes of the World rest on young people.The full text his message reads: The hopes of the world rest on young people. Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance – all this and...
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the-secretary-general-remarks-at-press-encounter-on-appointment-of-michelle-bachelet-as-united-nations-high-commissioner-for-human-rights New York, 10 August 2018 Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted that the General Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Ms. Michelle Bachelet as the new United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ms. Bachelet has been as formidable a figure in her native Chile as she has at the United Nations. At home, she has known the...
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un-urges-protection-of-indigenous-peoples-rights-during-migration TEHRAN, 9 August 2018 (UNIC) -- Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2018, UN Secretary-General António Guterres put a spotlight on the factors pushing indigenous people to migrate “within their countries and across international borders” despite their “profound spiritual connection to their...
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unesco-assists-iran-in-restoration-of-two-historical-sites-in-kermanshah-affected-by-2017-earthquake 2 August 2018: UNESCO conducted a four-day mission (29 July -2 August) to Kermanshah Province to provide technical assistance to the Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) for the rehabilitation of historical sites that have been damaged during the devastating earthquake in Kermanshah Province, in November...
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terrorists-killed-injured-178-iraqis-in-july-2018 TEHRAN, 2 August 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at...
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briefing-on-un-for-high-school-students Two students along with their teachers from Soudeh Highschool were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UNIC on 31 July 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions and spoke about 70th anniversary of the UDHR. Copies of the Persian version of UN System...
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unido-launches-cultural-change-pilot-energy-efficiency-program-in-iran-alloy-steel-company TEHRAN, 30 July 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Industrial Development Organizations (UNIDO) for the first time has started cultural change pilot and energy efficiency campaign in Iran Alloy Steel Co. which is the biggest producer of Alloy Steel in the Middle East.Iran Alloy Steel Co. with 1430 staff members has the capacity to produce...
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civil-society-representatives-learn-more-about-the-un-and-the-un-website Tehran- UNIC together with the Iran’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Naghshe Javid Institute organized “Finding UN Information” workshop for representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) dealing with young people and sports. Seven workshops in this series were held in 2014-2016 by UNIC. This, eighth one, was held...
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celebration-of-the-centenary-of-nelson-mandela-s-birthday-in-iran Tehran, July 18, 2018 - UNIC Tehran jointly with the South African Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran organized high-profile ceremony to kick of the year-long campaign to commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day at the Espinas Palace Hotel on 18 July 2018. First Deputy Minister of Foreign...
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ketabraneh-commemorates-nelson-mandela-int-l-day TEHRAN – Ketabraneh Bookstore in partnership with UNIC Tehran commemorated Nelson Mandela International Day during a ceremony held in the Presence of Chargé d'Affaires of the South African Embassy in Tehran Ms. Soraya Jacobs, UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko and Managing Director of Allameh Tabatabee High School Mr. Soroush Mostofi at...
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july-2018-celebration-of-the-centenary-of-nelson-mandela-s-birthday-in-iran Tehran, July 19, 2018 - UNIC Tehran jointly with the South African Embassy, UNAIDS, , Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS, Raad Alghadir Charity, Roshd Charity Foundation,, Association of Protection of Children of Labor, Ketabraneh mobile bookstore and Revamp Agency organized a series of series events to mark Nelson Mandela International...
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afghan-students-become-more-familiar-with-the-un-system Tehran – A training session on peace and security and the issue of migration was held for some 25 members of Afghan Association of International Peace Studies on 19 July 2018 at the UN office in Tehran. The Afghan participants who are graduate students of Iranian universities were briefed by UNIC Reference Assistant, Ms. Nazanin...
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finding-un-information-and-documentation-on-outer-space-through-the-un-website Tehran - UNIC held a Finding UN information and documentation training session with a focus on outer space law upon the request of some 30 students of international law, international relations and political science, on 16 July 2018 at the UN building. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami as the facilitator, introduced the...
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unido-hold-industrial-energy-efficiency-seminar-in-shiraz United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) hold the 8th “Cultural Change in Industrial Energy Efficiency” seminar focusing on the importance of raising awareness and culture of energy efficiency in Industries in Shiraz on 18 July 2018. In this seminar 150 energy managers and experts of different industries in Fars and...
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mandela-never-became-a-prisoner-of-his-past-un-chief TEHRAN, 18 July 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his video message on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2018 said Mandela was held captive for many years but he never became a prisoner of his past. The full text of his message reads: Nelson Mandela was a towering global advocate for justice and...
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un-iran-partnership-historical-photos-documents-exhibited-in-arak ARAK – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership inaugurated at the Aaeeneh (Mirror) Cultural Centre of Arak City, the capital of Markazi Province, on 16 July 2018 by Dr Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director, Mr. Fattaollah Haghighi Deputy Governor of the Markazi Province and Mr. Hossein Mehdizadeh Bureau Chief of...
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un-youth-conference-in-vienna Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear young people from all over the world, The United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria - Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA) cordially invites students and young graduates from 18 to 35 years from all educational  backgrounds and from all nations to our most important...
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united-nations-finalizes-first-ever-global-compact-for-migration TEHRAN, 15 July 2018 (UNIC) – The text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, was finalized on at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday 13 July 2018. This is the first time that Member States of the United Nations have come together to negotiate an agreement covering all dimensions of international migration in a...
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archivists-and-librarians-learn-more-about-the-un Tehran – A training session on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” was held for some 80 archivists and librarians of the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran at the Hekmat Hall of the National Library on 4 July 2018. The participants learned about some basic facts about the UN, and how to find and...
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students-of-women-s-studies-navigate-the-un-online Tehran – Some 15 students of women’s studies from Allameh Tabataba’i University participated in a “finding UN information on women issues” training session on 2 July 2018. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami introduced UNIC website and the participants learnt how to find the Persian translation of the Convention on...
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terrorists-killed-wounded-205-iraqis-in-june-2018 TEHRAN, 2 July 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 76 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 129 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in June 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at...
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