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unesco-kicks-off-three-day-workshop-on-biosphere-reserves-around-the-caspian-sea Tehran, 25 July 2017- this morning marked the start of a three-day workshop on UNESCO Biosphere Reserves around the Caspian Sea with representatives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia. The Iranian participants of the workshop are experts from the Department of Environment; the Ministry of Energy of Iran; the Forests, Range and...
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the-effectiveness-of-international-judicial-cooperation,-mutual-legal-assistance-and-extradition-highlighted-by-unodc-and-the-iranian-judiciary The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Iran in close collaboration with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Judiciary International Affairs, Kerman Province General Prosecutor’s Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a two-day national meeting on “International Judicial Cooperation” with specific emphasis on the...
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july-2017-post-graduate-students-of-international-law-navigate-the-un-online The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 10 Ph.D. students of international law from Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch at the UN office in Tehran on 21 July 2017. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani. Students...
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fao-6-9-syrians-still-uncertain-about-next-meal Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the war, two UN agencies warned. The latest Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) conducted by...
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best-tribute-to-mandela-are-actions-that-improve-the-world-un-chief TEHRAN, 18 July 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2017, said the best tribute we can pay this great man is not words or in ceremonies, but actions that improve our world. The full text of his message reads: Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the...
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fao-improves-livelihoods-of-234,000-syrians In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost thanks to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Syria Veterinary Medical Association. According to a press...
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briefing-on-un-activities-in-iran-for-belgian-professors-and-students TEHRAN - UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam briefed some 22 visiting students and 3 professors from Olivaint Conference of Belgium on high lights of United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2017-2021 including issues such as environment, health, resilient economy and drug control at UN conference room on...
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eight-new-sites-inscribed-on-unesco’s-world-heritage-list The World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow since 2 July today inscribed cultural sites in Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Poland, and the Russian Federation, along with one that spans Croatia, Italy and Montenegro. The sites added, in order of inscription are: Historic City of Yazd (Islamic Republic of Iran) The City of Yazd is...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-law-students-of-azad-university TEHRAN - UNIC NIO Mohammad Moghadam and Reference Assistant Nazanin Ghaemmaghami jointly held a UN4U and Briefing Session on UN for some 17 law students from Islamic Azad University in Parand, south of Tehran at UNIC library on 6 July 2017. During the session, Mr. Moghadam briefly talked about the history of League of Nations and then...
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islamic-republic-of-iran-on-a-fast-track-to-beating-noncommunicable-diseases Since the 1960s, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s urban population has tripled and life expectancies have risen. This, however, has increased people’s exposure to tobacco, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity – among the main risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily cardiovascular and lung diseases, cancer and...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-high-school-students TEHRAN - UNIC in cooperation with UNESCO National Commission organized a briefing session on the United Nations for some 16 students from Allameh Heli, Farzanegan, Allameh Tabatabaee, Atomic Energy, Aboureyhan, Razi, Mahdavi and Mellat High Schools in Tehran at UNIC library on 5 July 2017. Manager of Human and Social Sciences Department...
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the-regional-forum-on-ageing-ends-with-field-visits-of-rehabilitation-centers-and-nursing-homes Tabriz, 5 July 2017-The Regional Forum on Policy Implication of Population Ageing continued today with field visits of a day rehabilitation center, and a nursing home in Tabriz. The Shams Rehabilitation and Educational center is a private day care facility in the city of Tabriz, partially subsidized by the Welfare Organization,...
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text-of-tehran-ministerial-declaration We, the Ministers and high-level representatives participating in the International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms: Having met in Tehran to exchange views, share experiences and best practices on combating Sand and Dust Storms and to contribute to global and regional efforts to put forward a concerted and...
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the-dubai-international-award-for-best-practices-in-association-with-un-habitat TEHRAN, 5 July 2017 (UNIC) -- The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat have launched “The Dubai International Award for Best Practices” competition on Best Practices. The Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment will be presented this year in the light of New Urban Agenda, signed in October 2016. This...
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the-regional-forum-on-ageing-second-day Tabriz, 4 July 2017-The Regional Forum on Policy Implications of Population Ageing continued into its second day in Tabriz with presentations by national and international experts in the field. Discussion panels and presentations covered the topics of ageing and policy formulation, policy implementation, monitoring and...
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un-iran-launches-video-on-international-conference-on-combating-sand-and-dust-storms UN Iran launched a video clip on the occasion of the opening-ceremony of the International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms which was inaugurated today in Tehran by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani. The video clip includes specialized messages for this conference by: The United Nations...
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international-conference-on-combating-sand-and-dust-storms-iran The International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms is hosted by the Department of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the cooperation of the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA), UN Environment (UNEP) and the UN Development Programme(UNDP). Objective:...
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terrorists-killed,-wounded-715-iraqis-in-june TEHRAN, 2 July 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 415 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 300 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in June 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in June (not including police) was 411,...
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ungass-a-ground-breaking-moment-for-action-against-drug-abuse,-trafficking-–-un-chief TEHRAN, 25 June 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2017, called UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) as a ground-breaking moment that provided a detailed and forward-looking blueprint for...
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world-drug-report-2017-29-5-million-people-globally-suffer-from-drug-use-disorders,-opioids-the-most-harmful TEHRAN, 22 June 2017 (UNIC) – In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people - or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population - were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the...
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low-or-middle-income-countries-host-84-of-world-refugees-un-chief TEHRAN, 21 June 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message for World Refugee Day, 20 June 2017, said today, 84 per cent of the world’s refugees are hosted by low-or middle-income countries.   World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or...
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fao-hosts-intl-seminar-on-drought-co-organized-by-iran-and-netherlands Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to facing situations of extreme drought, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, "Saving livelihoods means saving lives - this is what...
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war,-violence,-persecution-push-displacement-to-new-unprecedented-high War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, according to a report published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, the organization’s major annual survey of the state of displacement, says that at the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people...
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un-is-making-every-effort-to-address-the-root-causes-of-conflict-related-sexual-violence-guterres TEHRAN, 20 June 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June 2017, said the United Nations is making every effort to address the root causes of conflict-related sexual violence by using preventive diplomacy,...
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secretary-general-s-remarks-at-memorial-for-dr-babatunde-osotimehin,-late-executive-director-of-the-united-nations-population-fund-unfpa Today we mourn this heartbreaking loss.  And we remember his inspiring life.   Babatunde was completely devoted to the cause of women and girls – especially those who are most marginalized.   He was driven by the conviction that every single family on earth should be free to decide on the timing and spacing of their children.  ...
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iran-and-undp-strengthen-efforts-to-combat-desertification Today, around the world, over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification. About 1 billion people – in over 110 countries – are currently at risk of its consequences. Here in Iran, the level of desertification is “high”. Over 20 per cent of the country’s land is exposed to desertification. Deserts threaten 18 provinces and...
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birth-of-hawksbill-turtles-on-the-shores-of-the-persian-gulf Hawksbill Turtles are critically endangered species. This is mostly due to human and natural impacts. They are accidentally captured and threatened by fishing nets. Fox is a natural predator. Despite the turtle’s international protected status, Hawksbill eggs are still eaten around the world. However, in some corners of the world, there...
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fao-assists-iran-to-boost-oils-seed-production-and-reach-self-sufficiency Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) by conducting an inception workshop in Tehran launched its new project in Iran to improve sustainable oilseed crop production especially on Soybean harvest while integrating the latest technologies into cereal-based systems. According to a press release published by the FAO...
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united-nations-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-message-for-the-100-day-countdown-to-the-international-day-of-peace-13-june-2017 Upon taking up my duties as Secretary-General in January of this year, my very first act was to issue an appeal for peace -- a call on citizens, governments and leaders everywhere to put peace first. The International Day of Peace, observed every year on 21 September, embodies our shared aspiration to end the needless suffering caused by...
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united-nations-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-message-on-world-oceans-day  “Our Oceans, Our Future” 8 June 2017 The oceans make our home a blue planet.  The oceans regulate climate, generate oxygen, and provide ecosystem services, energy and minerals. The life teeming below their surfaces and along the shorelines is a source of food and medicines.   Oceans connect all of us, linking people and nations in...
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un-ocean-conference-wraps-up-with-actions-to-restore-ocean-health,-protect-marine-life TEHRAN, 11 June 2017 (UNIC) – The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans wrapped up on Friday 9 June with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue. “The bar has been raised on global consciousness and awareness of the problem in the oceans,” the...
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steering-the-debate-on-girls’-education-in-science,-technology,-engineering-and-mathematics-stem Despite unprecedented progress in expanding access to education, gender equality in education remains out of reach. More girls are in school today than ever before but socio-economic factors and gender-based discrimination prevent them from equal opportunities to complete and benefit from an education of their choice. A major concern is...
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un-chief,-security-council-strongly-condemns-deadly-terrorist-attacks-in-tehran TEHRAN, 8 June 2017 (UNIC) – Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday separately offered their condolences to the Iranian Government and families of the people killed in the attacks in the country's capital, Tehran.  In a statement issued at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, his...
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at-ocean-conference,-un-agencies-commit-to-cutting-harmful-fishing-subsidies TEHRAN, 7 June 2017 (UNIC) – As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries. The agencies – the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the UN Environment...
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statement-of-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-on-the-occasion-of-the-anniversary-of-the-1967-arab-israeli-war-and-the-50-years-of-israeli-occupation-of-the-palestinian-territory Today (5 June 2017)  marks 50 years since the start of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, which resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Syrians. This occupation has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the...
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unfpa-mourns-passing-of-executive-director TEHRAN, 6 June 2017 (UNIC) -- With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home Monday night.  He was 68 years old. “This is a devastating loss for UNFPA and for the people, especially women, girls and youth, he dedicated his...
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un-ocean-conference-opens-with-calls-for-united-action-to-reverse-human-damage TEHRAN, 6 June 2017 (UNIC) – Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials Monday urged coordinated global action to protect the planet. Speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall, Secretary-General António Guterres cautioned Governments that unless they overcome...
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un-mourns-passing-of-population-agency-chief-babatunde-osotimehin,-a-champion-of-health-for-all 5 June 2017 – Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), who passed away suddenly this morning at the age of 68. “Dr. Osotimehin was admired globally for his leadership of the UN Population Fund and for...
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terrorists-killed,-injured-total-of-824-iraqi-civilians-in-may-2017 TEHRAN, 5 June 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 354 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 470 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in May 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in May (not including police) was 345, while...
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security-council-press-statement-on-terrorist-attack-in-kabul  The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the Wazir Akbar Khan area in Kabul on 31 May 2017, which resulted in more than 80 deaths and at least 350 injuries, almost all of them civilians, including women, children...
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surge-in-voluntary-commitments-for-ocean-action-as-conference-to-halt-ocean-degradation-set-to-open More than 600 commitments received; countries agree to Call for Action TEHRAN, 5 June 2017 (UNIC) - A surge in the number of voluntary commitments to take action to improve the health of the ocean by countries, businesses and civil society groups has been recorded, and more are expected as the Ocean Conference gets underway Monday, 5 June ...
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statement-by-the-secretary-general-on-the-death-of-babatunde-osotimehen Statement by the Secretary-General on the death of Babatunde Osotimehen, I am profoundly saddened by the sudden passing of my good colleague and friend, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin. I offer sincere condolences to his family, to the staff of UNFPA, to the Government and people of Nigeria, and to all those around the world touched by this...
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unesco-and-unido-train-iranian-entrepreneurship-trainers-on-project-appraisal-and-feasibility UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, in cooperation with UNIDO and the Iranian Technical and Vocational Training Organization (TVTO) under the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare, organized a training workshop for 13 entrepreneurship trainers from various provinces of Iran on the use of UNIDO’s Computer Model for Feasibility...
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students-learnt-more-about-un-and-un-website Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran in cooperation with Iranian World Studies Association, the UNESCO Chair on Cyberspace and Culture and the UN Information Centre (UNIC) organized a two-session workshop on finding UN information and documentation for some graduate students from different universities on 17 and 31 May...
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flavor-of-ramadan 19 year old Sajjad, is one of more than 4,500 Afghan refugees who live in Rafsanjan settlement in Kerman province in Iran. His parents fled Afghanistan when they were teenagers. They met in Rafsanjan and got married and lived there with their 3 children for over 20 years. Sajjad who lost his father 2 years ago now supports his mother and...
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peacekeeping-is-cost-effective,-but-must-adapt-to-new-reality By: UN Secretary-General António Guterres When I entered the United Nations Secretariat building for the first time as Secretary-General in January, my first act was to lay a wreath honoring more than 3,500 United Nations staff who died in the service of peace. Later that same week, two Blue Helmets were killed in the Central African...
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ocean-celebration-held-in-qeshm-island Qeshm Island – In order to promote the Ocean Conference and commemorate International Day for Biological Diversity, UNIC Tehran in cooperation with Hormod Sustainable Development Institute (HSDI), Department of Environment and its Qeshm Free Area branch (DoE) at Qeshm Island organized a “Ocean Celebration” ceremony at Shibderaz...
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fao-issues-alert-over-lethal-virus-affecting-popular-tilapia-fish Though not a human health risk, Tilapia Lake Virus as a highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia that threats one of the world's most important fish for human consumption, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned. According to a press release published by the FAO...
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our-oceans,-our-future TEHRAN, 28 May 2017 (UNIC) -- The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World...
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unesco-representative-visits-community-based-project-on-sustainable-natural-resources-management-in-zanjan-province “Sustainability requires changes in the ways we produce and consume. Fundamentally, it requires new ways of seeing the world, new ways of thinking about our responsibilities to each other and our planet”, said Ms. Kuisch Laroche, UNESCO Representative, at a meeting with the Zanjan Natural Resources and Watershed Organisation. Forest areas...
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