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reham-al-farra-memorial-journalism-fellowship TEHRAN, 18 April 2018 (UNIC) -- United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) is accepting applications for the 2018 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship, which will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 16 September to 6 October 2018. The Fellowship will bring a select group of young journalists from around...
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a-new-approach-to-peace By Miroslav Lajčák When the United Nations was created, its founders envisioned a different kind of world. A world in which disputes were resolved in meeting rooms and not battlefields. A world in which wars were stopped before they broke out. A world that didn’t wait for lives to be lost before springing into action. But violent...
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exhibition-of-un-iran-historical-photos-and-documents-opens-in-shiraz SHIRAZ - Exhibition of UN-Iran Historical Photos and Documents inaugurated at Taropood Gallery of Document Centre and National Library of the Fars Province in Shiraz on Thursday 12 April 2018. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of Deputy Governor General of the Fars Province, Hadi Pazhohesh Jahromi; UN Information Centre (UNIC)...
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commemorative-event-on-the-international-day-of-reflection-on-the-1994-genocide-against-the-tutsi-in-rwanda-7-april UNIC Tehran in cooperation with the Iranian International Studies Association (IISA), held a commemorative event on the occasion of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda with participation of some 30 graduate students on 9 April 2018 at the UN building. At the beginning of the session, UNIC...
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unido-allocates-low-interest-loan-to-energy-efficiency-projects-in-iran TEHRAN, 10 April 2018 (UNIC) -- The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)has established a revolving fund for allocating low-interest loan to Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) projects in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This decision made towards Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Goals and regarding the...
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today-s-wars-on-children-devastate-the-sacred-principle-of-protection By: Geert Cappelaere A few milestones in March 2018 Seven years of war on children in Syria Three years of war on children in Yemen Who marks those milestones? Who cares? The gradual erosion of public consciousness for our common duty to protect children seems to have made the world numb to egregious violations. What’s worse,...
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un-chief-warns-of-racism-hate-speech-and-xenophobia-around-the-world TEHRAN, 7 April 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 7 April 2018, expressed his deep concern about the rise of racism, hate speech and xenophobia around the world. The full text of his message...
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average-global-life-expectancy-has-expanded-by-23-years-un-chief TEHRAN, 7 April 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General in his message on World Health Day, 7 April 2018, said since the establishment of World Health Organization (WHO), average global life expectancy has expanded by 23 years, smallpox has disappeared, and polio will soon be gone.The full text of his message reads: Today, we...
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terrorists-killed-wounded-281-iraqi-civilians-in-march-2018 TEHRAN, 4 April 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 104 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 177 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The figures include ordinary civilians and others who can be...
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unido-published-sharing-information-and-awareness-raising-documentary TEHRAN, 3 April 2018 (UNIC) -- “Sharing Information and Cultural Change in Energy Consumption” Documentary film has been produced and released by UNIDO with Global Environment Facility (GEF) funding, under the project of “Industrial Energy Efficiency in key sectors in Iran (IEE Project)”.The main focus of this film is to highlight...
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on-world-autism-day-un-chief-calls-for-full-participation-of-all-people-with-autism TEHRAN, 1 April 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April 2018, called for the full participation of all people with autism.The full text of his message reads: On World Autism Awareness Day, we stand up for the rights of people with autism and speak out against...
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the-secretary-general-remarks-at-nowruz-celebration 20 March 2018, 16:00 It is indeed an enormous pleasure to be back in this wonderful celebration. I think we all recognize that nothing in our world is more important than the spirit of Nowruz. When we see all the conflicts around the world. When we see the plight of migrants and refugees. When we see the rise of xenophobia and...
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dr-leila-joudane-unfpa-representative-in-iran-meeting-h-e-dr-hassan-ghazizadeh-hashemi-minister-of-health-and-medical-education Shortly before Nowrooz 1397, the Iranian new year, Dr. Leila Joudane, UNFPA Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran, met H.E. Dr. Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, the  Minister of Health and Medical Education in his office. Before the start of the meeting, Dr. Joudane wished a happy new year to the Minister of Health and Medical...
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un-world-bank-panel-calls-for-fundamental-shift-in-water-management TEHRAN, 15 March 2018 (UNIC) -- With 700 million people worldwide at risk of being displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030, water infrastructure investment must be at least doubled over the next five years, a panel set up by the United Nations and the World Bank recommended on Wednesday. Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water...
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international-women-s-day-commemorated-in-dat On the occasion of International Women's Day (March 8), a ceremony was held on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at the Conference Hall of the Disability Association of Tavana (DAT), Public Relations and International Affairs of DAT reported. More than 100 people, including a couple of mothers who have disabled children and several disabled university...
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charity-ski-race-in-dizin-promotes-international-decade-for-action-water-for-sustainable-development-2018-2028 The United Nations Information Centre in Tehran (UNIC) jointly with RaikaTosee Kish Company organized a Charity Ski Race in the Dizin International Ski Resort on Friday, 9 March 2018. This Ski Race was dedicated to the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028) (General Assembly’s Resolution...
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finding-un-information-on-women-issues-on-international-women-s-day Tehran - On International Women’s Day United Nations Information Centre in cooperation with International Relations Department of Tarbiat Modares University and Iranian Association of Women’s Studies (IAWS) held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” with focus on women issues for some 30 participants at...
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finding-information-on-the-un-secretariat-and-the-secretary-general Tehran - In a joint event held by the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)-Tehran, some 15 researchers, students and members of IAUNS were briefed about retrieving the UN-related information and documentation with a focus on the UN Secretary-General and the Secretariat on 6 March 2018 at...
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seminar-on-the-role-of-un-secretariat-and-the-secretaries-general-in-fulfilling-the-objectives-of-the-un-charter TEHRAN - Iranian Association of United Nations Studies (IAUNS) in partnership with UNIC Tehran organized a seminar on “the Role of UN Secretariat and the Secretaries-General in fulfilling the objectives of the UN Charter” at the House of Humanities Intellectuals on 11 March 2018. Addressing some 200 university professors, researches...
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commemoration-of-international-women-s-day TEHRAN – United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Director Dr. Maria Dotsenko delivered the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s message on the occasion of International Women’s Day during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the establishment of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Cultural Institute (ECI)...
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unido-iran-representative-meets-dr-zarif United Nations Industrial Development organization (UNIDO) representative in Iran, Dr. Maryam Javan shahraki, held a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Saturday, 10 March 2018. In this meeting, Dr. Zarif‎, emphasized on the Importance of UNIDO’s mission and activities as an International Development...
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tree-planting-ceremony-on-international-women-s-day TEHRAN – The Tehran Municipality organized tree planting ceremony on the occasion of International Women’s Day and Tree Planting Week at Nowrouz Park in Tehran on 8 March 2018. Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif and his wife, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Abbas Araghchi and his wife as well as Mayor of Tehran...
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the-un-resident-coordinator-s-statement-at-national-tree-planting-ceremony I bid you all a very good morning. Today, I bring you greetings from the Unites Nations Family in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It gives me an immense pleasure to be a part of this tree planting ceremony. I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone – especially women present in the audience – a very happy International Women’s...
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the-start-of-a-collaboration-between-unfpa-and-un-habitat-in-i-r-iran The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Iran’s Representative, Dr. Leila Joudane, and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme, UN-Habitat’s Chief, Mr. Siamak Moghaddam, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, Wednesday 7 March 2018. The MoU announces the start of a joint cooperation between the two UN agencies in...
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women-s-day-2018-progress-for-women-is-progress-for-all TEHRAN, 6 March 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, said progress for women is progress for all.The full text of his message reads: We are at a pivotal moment for women’s rights. The historical and structural inequalities that have allowed...
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299-iraqi-civilians-were-killed-injured-by-terrorists-in-february-2018 TEHRAN, 6 March 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 208 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in February 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).The figures include ordinary civilians and others who can be...
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on-world-wildlife-day-un-chief-praises-park-rangers TEHRAN, 2 March 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2018, praised brave park rangers and law enforcement officers for their efforts in fighting wildlife crimes in the field and putting their lives at risk to protect the most threatened species. The full text of his...
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incb-calls-for-greater-investment-in-drug-treatment-services-as-the-vast-majority-of-drug-users-lack-access-to-treatment In its 2017 Annual Report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB): • Highlights that the need for treatment and rehabilitation largely outstrips the availability of services • Urges Governments to place more emphasis on treatment and rehabilitation rather than just focusing on prevention • Calls on Governments to...
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unesco-and-eco-cultural-institute-celebrate-international-mother-language-day-2018 In 1999, UNESCO declared that 21 February be regarded as International Mother Language Day. To mark the 19th celebration of this day, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) held a cultural event in Tehran with the cooperation of various embassies. In the opening speech, H.E. Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri, President of ECO...
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fao-assists-iran-to-strengthen-capacities-toward-sustainable-growth-of-oilseed-crops Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is organizing a two-week (19 February - 2 March 2018) special training course in Brazil for the top Iranian experts in the field of agriculture to improve the existing national knowledge on oilseed production and strengthen its capacity in the country. “This training course...
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un-releases-“capacity-building-on-industrial-energy-efficiency”-documentary “Capacity Building on Industrial Energy Efficiency” Documentary has been produced and released by UNIDO with Global Environment Facilities (GEF) financing, under the project of “Industrial Energy Efficiency in key sectors in Iran”. The main focus of this film is to introduce the theoretical and practical trainings and associated...
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members-of-iranian-foundation-of-aerospace-science-and-technology-navigated-the-un-online Some members of the Iranian Foundation of Aerospace Science and Technology (IRFAST), including the Managing Director Dr. Abbas Ebrahimi and the Executive Manager Mr. Mostafa Tabatabaei Manesh, participated in a workshop on "Finding UN Information and Documentation" held at the UNIC Tehran on 21st February 2018. UNIC Reference Assistant...
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thanks-to-germany,-wfp-rolls-out-cash-assistance-in-iran’s-refugee-settlement WFP launched cash assistance this month in Shahid Nasseri refugee settlement in Saveh, Markazi province. The new combination of wheat flour rations and cash allows refugees buy the foods of their choice in settlement shops while at the same time baking their own bread at home. The Federal Republic of Germany supported WFP’s as it transitioned...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-unfpa-for-university-of-tehran-students TEHRAN – On the occasion of World Day of Social Justice, 20 February 2018, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam briefed some 25 students from Faculty of Law and Political Science of University of Tehran on UN, its history and main organs as well as UN agencies stationed in Iran at UN...
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un-releases-“capacity-building-on-industrial-energy-efficiency”-documentary-film TEHRAN, 21 February 2018 (UNIC) -- “Capacity Building on Industrial Energy Efficiency” Documentary film has been produced and released by UNIDO with Global Environment Facilities (GEF) financing, under the project of “Industrial Energy Efficiency in key sectors in Iran”.The main focus of this film is to introduce the theoretical...
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statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretary-general-on-the-airplane-accident-in-iran The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran. The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General  New York, 18...
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the-7th-cultural-change-in-energy-consumption,-has-been-held-in-isfahan United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Iran held the 7th Seminar on “Cultural Change in Energy Efficiency” in Isfahan. This seminar was held with cooperation of “Industrial Property Support Office” and “Office of Isfahan” of Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade in Isfahan. “Isfahan with 9200 industrial...
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finding-information-on-peace-and-security-through-the-un-website Tehran - In a joint event held by the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)-Tehran, some 25 researchers, students and members of IAUNS were briefed about retrieving the UN-related information and documentation. The discussion focused on peace and security and it was held on 15 February 2018...
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without-firm-action-on-gender-equality,-women’s-empowerment,-world-may-miss-development-targets TEHRAN, 15 February 2018 (UNIC) -- Without speedy progress on gender equality and real action to end pervasive discrimination against women and girls, the global community will not be able to keep the promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to ending poverty, protecting the planet and advancing prosperity by 2030, according to a...
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kangaroo-mother-care-helps-the-physical-and-mental-health-of-preterm-babies February 2018, Tehran- Azadeh Darouzmi is sitting on a chair in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Mahdiyeh Hospital in Tehran, dressed in a sanitary dress and holding Aisu close to provide skin-to-skin contact. This is part of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) provided to babies in the NICU of this hospital where quality medical care for...
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radio-can-unite,-empower-communities,-and-give-voice-to-the-marginalized-un-chief TEHRAN, 13 February 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Radio Day, 13 February 2018, radio can unite and empower communities, and give voice to the marginalized.Radio reaches the widest audience in the world. In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to...
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secretary-general’s-statement-on-the-death-of-human-rights-activist-asma-jahangir We have lost a human rights giant. News of the death of Asma Jahangir today is echoing within her native Pakistan and across the world. She was a tireless advocate for inalienable rights of all people and for equality – whether in her capacity as a Pakistani lawyer in the domestic justice system, as a global civil society activist, or...
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on-int’l-day,-guterres-calls-for-supporting-girls,-women-to-achieve-full-potential-as-scientific-researchers,-innovators TEHRAN, 11 February 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February 2018, highlighted the need to encourage and support girls and women achieve their full potential as scientific researchers and innovators.The full text of his message...
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guterres-calls-on-all-parties-to-conflict-to-observe-the-olympic-truce-during-the-2018-olympic-and-paralympic-games TEHRAN, 8 February 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the Olympic Truce for the PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games called on all parties to conflict to observe the Olympic Truce during the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The full text of his message reads: This week, the...
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students-learn-navigating-through-the-un-website The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 12 graduate students of University of Tehran – Alborz Campus and other universities as well as 7 UNIC interns at the UN building on 5 February 2018. The workshop was organized by the Deputy of the International Section of University of...
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the-14th-international-energy-exhibition-held-in-kish The 14th International Energy Exhibition (Kish Enex 2018) opened on Kish Island with UNIDO’s support and the participation of over 180 Iranian and foreign companies. UNIDO Iran has supported this exhibition by, the speech of UNIDO representative in Iran, Dr. Maryam Javanshahraki, in the opening ceremony of the fair on “importance of...
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200m-women,-girls-have-experienced-female-genital-mutilation-un-chief TEHRAN, 6 February 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2018, announced that over 200 million women and girls alive today have experienced female genital mutilation in 30 countries across three continents.The...
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earthquake-performance-evaluation-of-health-facilities-in-iran-by-un TEHRAN, 6 February 2018 (UNIC) -- The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran will soon begin implementation of the project “Inventory, Earthquake and Multi-Hazard Performance Evaluation of Existing Health Facilities in...
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terrorists-killed-and-injured-365-iraqi-civilians-in-january TEHRAN, 4 February 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 115 Iraqi civilians (not including police) were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Baghdad was the worst affected...
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unesco-organizes-training-on-transboundary-water-management-for-water-professionals-from-afghanistan-and-iran From 22-24 January 2018, UNESCO organized a training on transboundary water management for a group of 30 water professionals from Afghanistan and Iran. The training was held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, as part of a series of tailor-made regional trainings by the International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) on Transboundary Water...
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