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2017-internship-for-local-international-students-un-information-center-in-i-r-iran,-tehran-part-time-with-flexible-schedule,-unpaid-2 The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) is the public voice of the UN and the principal source of information about the United Nations system. It promotes global awareness and greater understanding of the work of the UN, using various communication tools including press, electronic and new media. More information about UNIC...
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un-humanitarian-chief-mark-lowcock-concludes-visit-to-iran TEHRAN, 23 November 2017 (UNIC) - United Nations Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Mark Lowcock on Wednesday concluded a two-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, where he met with senior officials to discuss regional and global humanitarian crises, and also conveyed his...
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iran-airports-to-benefit-from-gard-disaster-response-training-program TEHRAN, 23 November 2017 (UNIC) -- Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with Iran Airports and Air Navigation Company will carry out the Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) program at Mehrabad International Airport from 25 to 29 November 2017. Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP are working...
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more-than-1-in-3-women-have-experienced-physical-or-sexual-violence-in-their-lives-guterres TEHRAN, 23 November 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November of 2017 while announcing that around the world, more than 1 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lives, said it is time for united...
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university-of-tehran-students-interested-in-unic-workshop As per request of 10 Ph.D students of international law, from Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) held a “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop at the UN building in Tehran on 21 November 2017. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin...
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statement-on-the-federal-supreme-court-decision-concerning-kurdistan-referendum TEHRAN, 22 November 2017 (UNIC) – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) acknowledges the Iraq Federal Supreme Court’s Decision of 20 November 2017 concerning the Kurdish independence referendum.In its decision, the Federal Supreme Court confirmed that the referendum conducted in Kurdistan on 25 September 2017, and the...
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unesco-organizes-international-conference-on-intangible-cultural-heritage-around-water 21 November 2017- This morning, UNESCO in cooperation with the International Centre on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures (ICQHS) kicked off an international conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage around Water in Yazd. The conference focuses on topics related to both tangible and intangible cultural heritage, science and...
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“finding-un-information-and-documentation”-workshop-at-mofid-university,-qom UNIC Tehran in cooperation with the Mofid University, Centre for Human Rights Studies held the “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 40 students of human rights, international law and other fields of studies from different universities across the country on 15 November at Qom city. The workshop was conducted by the...
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unesco-celebrates-2017-world-science-day-at-tehran-book-garden 15 November 2017, UNESCO in partnership with the Iran Association for Popularization of Sciences and the Iran National Commission for UNESCO celebrated the 2017 World Science Day for Peace and Development in Tehran Book Garden. The theme of this year’s science day is “Science for Global Understanding.” The event was attended by a large...
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university-of-tehran,-college-of-farabi-students-of-international-law-navigate-the-un-online Following the invitation of the Faculty of Law of University of Tehran, College of Farabi at Qom City, UNIC held the “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 40 graduate students of international law and their professors at the college campus on 14 November 2017. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference...
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unic-helps-ph-d-students-to-find-needed-un-information The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held a workshop “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 10 post-graduate students of international law from the Qom Islamic Azad University on 13 November 2017 at the UNIC office in Tehran. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani. Students...
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terrorism-is-fundamentally-denial,-destruction-of-human-rights-un-chief TEHRAN, 17 November 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in London on Thursday that terrorism is fundamentally the denial and destruction of human rights.In his speech at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), he said that the fight against terrorism will never succeed by perpetuating the same...
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who-airlifts-medical-supplies-to-treat-wounded-in-iran-iraq-earthquake 16 November 2017, Cairo, Egypt – WHO has airlifted trauma kits and medical supplies to the Islamic Republic of Iran to support the treatment of thousands people injured as a result of the recent earthquake in the  Islamic Republic of Iran-Iraq border region.  The supplies, enough to provide surgical care for up to 4000 trauma patients,...
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16-novemver-2017-un-humanitarian-chief-to-visit-iran TEHRAN, 16 November 2017 (UNIC) – The Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Mr. Mark Lowcock is scheduled to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran from 20 to 23 November 2017. Mr. Mark Lowcock is expected to meet senior officials in Tehran and focus on expanding regional cooperation on humanitarian assistance...
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unfpa-welfare-organization-join-hands-to-conduct-national-survey-of-older-persons According to United Nations Population projection the proportion of older persons aged 60 years and above in Islamic Republic of Iran will reach to about 30 percent in 2050.  The government of Iran plans mainstream ageing related issues in the national and sectoral polices and plans.  Hence within the framework of UNFPA sixth Country...
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statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretary-general-on-the-earthquake-in-the-islamic-republic-of-iran-and-the-republic-of-iraq TEHRAN, 13 November 2017 (UNIC) -- The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and damage following the earthquake that struck the border region of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq on Sunday evening.He conveys his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Governments and people of the Islamic...
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commemoration-of-the-world-urbanism-day-2017-in-the-university-of-shiraz Tehran, 16 Nov 2017- The World Urbanism Day 2017 was held in Arts and Architecture faculty of Shiraz University by introducing “The City Iranians Need” booklet and the New Urban Agenda. Mr. Siamak Moghaddam, UN-Habitat representative in Iran, Ms. Sara Habibi, urban planning officer and Ms. Soosan Momeni, disaster risk reduction...
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un-day-commemorated-in-tehran The UN Country Team, with support of the UN Communications Group (UNCG), marked UN Day 2017 at a high-level ceremony at the National Library in Tehran on 7 November 2017. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Legal and International Affairs Dr. Abbas Araghchi and UN Resident Coordinator Gary Lewis were the main speakers of the ceremony....
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un-iran-releases-a-video-clip-on-un-iran-partnership On the occasion of the United Nations 72nd anniversary and the launch of the UN Development Assistance Framework End-of-Cycle Progress Report (2012-2016), UN Iran released a video clip on the United Nations and the Government of Iran’s partnership. Click here to watch the full clip on Aparat.   On the occasion of the...
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november-2017-graduate-students-of-international-relations-learn-more-about-un The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran held a two-session workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 25 graduate students of international relations from Kharazmi University on 1st and 2nd November 2017 at the UN Office in Tehran. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami addressed the participants on how...
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“environment-no-longer-a-silent-victim-of-war-–-mother-nature-is-joining-the-debate” The international community needs to think increasingly about how environmental factors will become the actual drivers of conflict. And take measures to prevent this. Speaking recently at a ceremony to mark the world’s need to stop conflicts from despoiling the environment, Gary Lewis, the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran, turned this...
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october-2017-finding-un-information-and-documentation-on-women-issues United Nations Information Centre in cooperation with Iranian Association of Women’s Studies (IAWS) held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” with focus on women issues for some 25 participants at the UN building on 31 October 2017. UNIC invited UNFPA Programme Specialist Dr. Monire Bassir to introduce UNFPA and...
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un-iran-releases-undaf-progress-report-2012-2016 The UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) End-of-Cycle Progress Report 2012-2016 was launched today on the occasion of UN Day 2017. The event was commemorated in Tehran at the National Library in the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Seyed Abbas Araghchi, government counterparts, members of the diplomatic corps,...
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unu-congratulates-reza-ardakanian-on-his-appointment-as-minister-of-energy-of-iran Dr Reza Ardakanian, Founding Director of the United Nations University Institute for the Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), was confirmed on Sunday, 29 October 2017, by the Iranian Majlis (Parliament) as Minister of Energy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. “UNU is proud that Dr Ardakanian will be taking...
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un-is-committed-to-protecting-environment-as-an-essential-pillar-of-peace,-security-and-sustainable-development-un-chief TEHRAN, 6 November 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, 6 November 2017, emphasized that the United Nations is committed to protecting the environment as an essential pillar of peace, security...
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world-cities-day-2017-celebration-in-tehran Tehran, 1 November 2017 -On 31st of October, 2017 Tehran’s Book Garden hosted the “World Cities Day” celebration. The event held in Tehran, along with many other cities of the world, consisted of two panel discussions revolving around the theme of this year’s celebration, “Innovative Governance- Open Cities”. A reception was also hosted...
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two-iranian-projects-win-the-2017-asia-pacific-award-for-cultural-heritage-conservation The Aftab Cultural House in Isfahan received the Honourable Mention Award and the Persian Gulf University in Bushehr won the Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts in the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The Jury session of the award, consisting of nine international conservation experts, was convened...
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jami-al-tawarikh-inscribed-in-unesco-memory-of-the-world-international-register Following a four-day meeting at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, during 24-27 October, 78 new nominations, including Jami-al Tawarikh from Iran, were inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register. Three additions were made to existing inscriptions and provisional inscription were granted for two items pending confirmation...
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358-iraqis-were-killed-and-injured-by-terrorists-in-october Tehran, 2 November 2017 (UNIC) - A total of 114 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 244 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).The number of civilians killed in October (not including police)...
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iran-celebrates-unesco-world-day-for-audiovisual-heritage On 27 October 2017, the National Library and Archives Organization of Iran organized an event in Tehran to mark the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. This event was supported by the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, and Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization...
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on-the-occasion-of-the-un-day,-university-of-tehran-students-learned-more-about-the-un-website Some 15 graduate students of International Relations from University of Tehran, Faculty of Law and Political Science participated in a “Finding UN Information and Documentation workshop” held by UN Information Centre in Tehran on the Occasion of the UN Day on 26 October 2017. The University Professor Dr. Nasrin Mosaffa organized this...
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un-day-2017-with-children-of-shahre-rey,-un-habitat-staff-visit-“iranian-house-of-share-rey-a-shelter-for-children” UN-Habitat Tehran Office, 26 October 2017- UN Day is known as a time to commemorate the existence of United Nations, and also a great opportunity to raise awareness of the aims and achievements of the UN, gaining community support for its work.UN-Habitat office in Tehran, as in previous years, spent the day with the children,...
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wfp-iran-organized-the-interim-country-strategic-plan-workshop-for-bafia United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Iran held a two-day workshop in Tehran on 22 to 23 October 2017 for 40 staff members of the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) directly dealing with WFP food commodities in 20 settlements, in 13 provinces across the country where 30,000 Afghan and Iraqi refugees receive...
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empowering-youth-and-young-entrepreneurs-in-isfahan Youth empowerment and exchange of best practices among young entrepreneurs was a goal of the 4th International Youth and Wealth Creation Symposium organized by Isfahan Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture in Isfahan on 18 and 19 October 2017. Some 1,500 young people from all over Iran participated in this event in order...
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un-working-with-iran-to-build-emergency-medical-teams-to-halt-epidemic-outbreaks Remember those movies where an international epidemic breaks out and the international community “surges” a medical response team instantly to solve the problem? Well, as we know from hard experience, including the recent Ebola pandemic in West Africa, this rarely occurs in real life. In reality, responses to epidemics and...
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un-announces-worldwide-search-for-exceptional-young-leaders-to-drive-implementation-of-the-sustainable-development-goals TEHRAN, 24 October 2017 (UNIC) –The United Nations has announced that it was seeking applications for its second class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals--exceptional young people who are leaders in the effort to end poverty, combat climate change and reduce inequalities. Led by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on...
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un-secretary-general-s-video-message-on-united-nations-day-24-october-2017 On the 72nd anniversary of UN Establishment, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guttrez talks about the global issues we are facing today. He asserts that we are able to overcome these challenges and the only think we need is a strong will to make it happen. You may watch the video message with Persian subtitle in UNIC...
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unesco-and-eco-co-organize-regional-workshop-on-promoting-school-safety “Overall, annual economic losses from disasters represent between USD 250 billion and USD 300 billion, according to UNISDR. Studies of disaster trends and the likely consequences of climate change suggest that each year 175 million children will be affected by natural hazard-related disasters alone” - Ms. Kuisch Laroche, Director of the...
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“will”-needed-for-solving-world-challenges-un-chief TEHRAN, 23 October 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on United Nations Day, 24 October 2017, while referring to some major challenges that the contemporary world is facing, said the necessary tools and wealth for overcoming these challenges exist, what is needed is the will. The full text of...
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a-colloquium-on-un-reform-views-from-iran-and-germany TEHRAN – Discussion on the UN reform was organized by the of Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) with UNIC support at the House of Humanities Intellectual on 11 October 2017 with remarks by UNIC Director Dr. Maria Dotsenko. Members of UN Association of Germany (Bavaria branch) were special guests of the event. UNIC Director Dr....
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unfpa-policy-communication-training UNFPA’s sixth Country programme (2017 – 2021) advocates for the availability of evidence-based population and reproductive health strategies and action plans allowing the country to benefit from its demographic window of opportunity.  To improve the capacities to communicate strategic issues effectively, UNFPA organized a three...
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iranian-photographer-wins-unic-tokyo-students-photo-contest TEHRAN, 22 October 2017 (UNIC) – Iranian photographer Kiarash Eghbali-Seresht has won the “Award of Recognition” of the Second Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Photo Contest organized by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tokyo and Sophia University in Japan. The organizers invited university students, graduate...
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tehran-times-exclusive-interview-with-wfp-representative On October 2017, Tehran Times published an interview with Ms. Negar Gerami, WFP Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The topics of the interview were about WFP's activities and World Food Day. Click here to read the full interview in English.  Disclaimer: All the articles or news stories posted here portray the views and...
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as-hunger-surges,-wfp-chief-appeals-for-peace-on-world-food-day ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme today made an impassioned plea for peace amid mounting evidence of the links between conflict, migration and rising hunger. Concerns are growing that progress in defeating global hunger is being reversed as record numbers of people flee their homes to...
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“iran-an-immense-success-story-on-tb-suppression”-un-resident-coordinator “During the past 50 years, Iran has proven itself to be an immense success story in terms of TB suppression,” said UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Gary Lewis, yesterday. He delivered these remarks at the conclusion of a four-day event organized in Tehran by Iran’s Centre of Disease Control (CDC) at Shahid Beheshti University. Flashback to...
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korean-minister-of-land,-infrastructure-and-transport-attends-unesco-strategic-partnership-meeting-in-tehran Tehran, 16 October 2017 – Today, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, together with the Association of Korean Enterprises in Iran, held a joint event, entitled: “Strategic Partnership Meeting: Fostering Cooperation in UNESCO’s Fields of Competence”.The purpose of the meeting was to present UNESCO’s...
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fao-marks-world-food-day-2017-in-iran Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in  collaboration with its Iranian counterparts celebrated the World Food Day 2017 in two separated events in Tehran to shed light on importance of this year’s theme “Change the future of migration; Invest in food security and rural development”. According to a press...
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unicef-iran-and-iran-chamber-of-commerce-signed-an-mou UNICEF Iran Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saman Bank on Monday October 9th 2017. The agreement which is the first of its kind between UNICEF and an Iranian Bank will further promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by offering opportunities for the business sector to yield positive results for children. Saman...
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unicef-iran-and-saman-bank-signed-an-mou UNICEF Iran Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saman Bank on Monday October 9th 2017. The agreement which is the first of its kind between UNICEF and an Iranian Bank will further promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by offering opportunities for the business sector to yield positive results for children. Saman...
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international-court-of-justice-simulation-exercise TEHRAN - UNIC jointly with the International Studies Journal organized a Model UN Conference (MUN), simulated a session of the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) in UN Office in Tehran on 12 October 2017. The theme of the simulation was “Certain Iranian Assets (Islamic Republic of Iran vs. United States of America)” with...
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