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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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fao-iran-office-released-a-video-clip-on-meat-loss On the occasion of World Food Day, FAO Iran released a video clip on meat loss in Iran. Click here to watch this clip on Aparat.        
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fao-and-iran-launch-a-project-to-enhance-agriculture Monitoring SystemsFAO and Government of Iran today launched a project that stablishes a prototype agriculture monitoring system, in three provinces in the country to improve the quality of agriculture information and reporting, based on geospatial technology. With the financial support of FAO’s Technical Cooperation Division...
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fao-celebrates-intl-day-of-rural-women-in-iran Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) commemorated today the International Day of Rural Women 2017 in Tehran to raise awareness and advocate for the empowerment of rural women in combating food insecurity and poverty. According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic...
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ava-diplomatic-s-exclusive-interview-with-un-resident-coordinator On October 2017, AVA Diplomatic published an interview with Mr. Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The topics of the interview were Human Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Environment and etc. Click here to read the full interview in English.   Disclaimer: All the articles or news stories...
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call-for-applications-young-leaders-for-the-sdgs The UN Youth Envoy has just announced the call for applications for the next class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals!   The UN Youth Envoy has just announced the call for applications for the next class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals!            ...
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seventeenth-conference-on-housing-policies-and-commemoration-of-world-habitat-day Tehran, 10 October 2017 - The Seventeenth Conference on Housing Policies in Iran commenced today with the commemoration of World Habitat Day. The opening ceremony, held in the Roads, Housing and Urban Development Research Center (known as BHRC) was attended by the Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Dr. Abbas Akhundi,...
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empower-girls-before,-during-and-after-crises-statement-of-unfpa-executive-director-dr-natalia-kanem-for-the-international-day-of-the-girl-child-11-october-2017 11 October 2017-- Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways. Prosperity and nutrition are improving, child marriage and teenage pregnancy are declining, and female educational attainment and participation in the labour force are on the rise. However, these advances are far from universal and are...
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students-from-parand-branch-of-azad-university-learn-more-about-the-un-website The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 10 students of law from the Islamic Azad University, Parand Branch on 5 October 2017 at the UN office in Tehran. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani. Students learned about some basic...
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what-is-the-role-of-the-united-nations-secretary-general The Story of a Job Have you ever thought what the United Nations Secretary General does? It is believed that he has the toughest job in the world as he has to deal with so many people and organizations across the globe. But what is the domain of his work? Watch this short video to figure it out....
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unesco-representative-tours-historical-city-of-yazd,-registered-as-unesco-world-heritage On 3 October, the UNESCO Representative to I.R. Iran, Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, toured the old city of Yazd to visit some of the rehabilitation and restoration works that have recently been carried out by the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization. The historic city of Yazd was registered on UNESCO’s World...
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unesco-holds-three-day-international-expert-meeting-on-climate-change-adaptation-and-indigenous-knowledge-of-water-management Yazd- 3 October 2017, The UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and the International Centre on Qanats and Historic Hydraulic Structures (ICQHS) kicked off a three-day international expert meeting in Yazd, Iran, about Climate Change Adaptation and Indigenous Knowledge of Water Management. The meeting brought together imminent scientists from...
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october-2017-housing-policies-affordable-homes-message-by-dr-joan-clos,-un-habitat-executive-director Every year the United Nations celebrates World Habitat Day on the first Monday of October, marking the official start of Urban October: a month of celebrations and citizens’ engagement in the urban life worldwide. This year’s celebrations are quite special as they coincide with the first anniversary of the New Urban Agenda...
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some-203-iraqi-civilians-were-killed,-another-389-injured-in-acts-of-terrorism-in-september-2017 TEHRAN, 3 October 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 203 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 389 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in September (not including...
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un-escap-is-organizing-a-photo-contest-themed-“building-a-stronger,-safer-and-more-sustainable-asia-pacific-” The contest is open to photographers of all ages, backgrounds and skills. Photo submissions must be based on challenges faced by communities in the Asia-Pacific region, or the approaches they are taking to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and...
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unicef-iran-and-espinas-hotels-group-announce-new-partnership Tehran, 24 September – UNICEF Iran Office and Espinas Hotels group signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sunday 24th September in a ceremony held at Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran. During the signing ceremony, Dr Parks, UNICEF Iran Representative, said: “We are very pleased to begin this new partnership. We believe it will...
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first-expert-meeting-on-youth-and-urban-peace-held Tehran – The First Expert Meeting on Youth and Urban Peace was held on the occasion of International Day of Peace. The event was organized by the Young Shahryaran Club, affiliated with Tehran Municipality and supported by UNIC. It took place at the Cultural and Art Organization of Tehran Municipality on 21 September 2017. The main...
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navigating-information-on-peace-and-security-through-the-un-website-on-international-day-of-peace Tehran - In a joint event held by the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)-Tehran, some 40 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 International...
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tehran-peace-museum-commemorates-int’l-day-of-peace Tehran – The Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) in cooperation with the International Council of Museums and Council for Promotion of the Culture of Peace for Children marked International Day of Peace at the National Museum of Iran on 20 September 2017. The UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko’s at the ceremony highlighted that the theme for 2017’s...
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undp-iran-and-ozone-project-office-released-a-video-clip On the occasion of Ozone Day, UNDP Iran and Ozone Project office released a video clip on the importance of the Ozone layer. This clip is a part of the famous animation series called Dirin Dirin. Click here to watch this clip on Aparat.        Follow Gary Lewis @GaryLewisUN...
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unesco-celebrates-international-day-of-peace-in-tehran-to-highlight-respect,-safety-and-dignity-for-all In the evening of 20 September, UNESCO marked the International Day of Peace 2017 with a unique even at Azadi (freedom) Tower – one of Tehran’s most iconic landmarks. The commemoration of Peace Day that was organized by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran, Roudhaki Foundation, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, and Day Sun...
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message-from-ms-irina-bokova,-director-general-of-unesco,-on-the-occasion-of-international-day-of-university-sport,-20-september-2017 University sport is very highly regarded in the world of sport and education. Fully integrated into the learning curriculum of the citizens of today and tomorrow, it represents a vital aspect of individuals’ development and fulfilment. The pedantic repetition of “Anima Sana in Corpore Sano / A Healthy Soul in a Healthy Body” is not enough...
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seminar-on-“women-architects-of-peace” TEHRAN – On the occasion of International Day of Peace, Institute for Protection of Women’s Rights in cooperation with UNIC Tehran and Chair of Human Rights, Peace and Democracy of Shahid Beheshti University held a seminar “Women Architects of Peace” at UN Office on 17 September 2017. The event was dedicated to the International Day of...
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the-secretary-general-address-to-the-general-assembly-new-york,-19-september-2017 I am here in a spirit of gratitude and humility for the trust you have placed in me to serve the world’s peoples. “We the peoples”, and the United Nations, face grave challenges. Our world is in trouble. People are hurting and angry. They see insecurity rising, inequality growing, conflict spreading and climate changing. The global...
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green-life-village,-unic-tehran-commemorate-int’l-day-of-peace TEHRAN – NGO Green Life Village in partnership with UNIC Tehran organized a ceremony to mark the International Day of Peace. More than 100 participants attended the event and learned more about Peace, the key UN value. The event also included reciting Persian poetry on peace, performing traditional Persian music, classical and...
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citizens’-rights-and-sustainable-development-seminar-in-sanandaj Sanandaj - Maf Legal Institute of Kurdistan in cooperation with the western branch of Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS), Provincial Government of Kurdistan and United Nations Information Centre held a two-day seminar on Citizens’ Rights and Sustainable Development on 13 and 14 September 2017 in Sanandaj city, capital of the...
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iranian-mats-find-their-way-in-yerevan-s-rural-festival A Rural Festival that was focused on Sustainable Livelihoods was held in Yerevan (Armenia) with presence of local farmers, local women cooperatives, international agencies, and environmental NGOs. According to the Mehr News Agency, the Rural Festival was held on September 16th 2017 in English Park of Yerevan, Armenia with presence of...
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the-montreal-protocol-closing-the-hole-in-the-ozone-layer The 16th of September 2017 heralds the 30th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol – an international treaty which aims to repair and protect the Earth’s ozone layer. To celebrate this special occasion and the immense significance of this Protocol, Iran today – one day later – hosted an event at the Department of Environment focusing on...
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world-hunger-again-on-the-rise,-driven-by-conflict-and-climate-change,-new-un-report-says After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released today. According to a press release published by the FAO...
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unesco-and-the-iranian-artists-forum-celebrate-peace-day On 13 September 2017, UNESCO kicked off a week of celebrations on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, with an event at the House of Artists in Tehran. The event consisted of a series of short artistic performances, including poetry, music, film and theater. Mr. Rajabi Memar, Director General of the Iranian Artists' Forum,...
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undp-iran-ozone-project-success-story After the discovery of the Antarctic Ozone Hole and the realization of the challenges associated with the depletion of the ozone layer in the 1970s, countries gathered in Vienna in 1985 to establish appropriate policies and guidelines for developed countries to fight and further prevent its depletion. After the concerning reports from the...
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undp-iran-ozone-day-publications On the occasion of International Ozone Day, the United Nations Development Programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran published a one-pager about HCFC phase-out project. Click here to read this one-pager in English.        Follow Gary Lewis @GaryLewisUN   Follow UNIC Tehran...
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un-habitat-tehran-office-joined-sixth-international-green-film-festival-in-iran In collaboration with the 6th International Green Film Festival (10-11, September, 2017), held In Tehran and 31 other provinces of Iran simultaneously, UN-Habitat Tehran office convened two workshops on Sustainable Cities in the Iranian Academy of the Arts. Ms. Sara Habibi, UN-Habitat Urban Planner, opened the first workshop...
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the-literacy-movement-organization-of-iran-launches-new-educational-mobile-application-‘healthy-family’-on-the-occasion-of-2017-international-literacy-day On 10 September 2017, the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and Bel-Rouzaneh Dairy Company jointly launched a new educational mobile application Healthy Family, on the occasion of the 2017 International Literacy Day with the theme of ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. The application is based on the booklet...
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tehran-chamber-of-commerce-and-unicef-iran-ink-mou Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) and UNICEF Iran signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th September 2017 to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and offer opportunities for the private sector to play a role in improving the welfare and well-being of children in Iran. In the signing...
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iran-celebrates-international-literacy-day On 10 September 2017, the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), under the Iranian Ministry of Education, and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO jointly organized a national meeting to celebrate International Literacy Day (ILD) under the theme of “Literacy in a Digital World”. The celebration was hosted by the Institute for the...
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unesco-joined-second-meeting-of-unima’s-heritage-commission UNIMA Iran held the second meeting of UNIMA’s Heritage Commission in Tehran's City Theater Complex, on 2-3 September 2017. UNIMA is a non-governmental organization affiliated with UNESCO. UNIMA was entrusted by UNESCO with the assessment of the dossiers about the classification of master pieces of oral and intangible heritage of humanity...
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undp-iran-and-department-of-environment-released-a-new-brochure   United Nations Development Programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Department of Environment released a new brochure on their joint project called “Conservation of the Iranian Wetlands”. Click here to read this document in English.        Follow Gary Lewis @GaryLewisUN...
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in-commemoration-of-mandela-int’l-day,-caspian-sea-beach-cleaned Sari - In order to commemorate the Nelson Mandela International Day in 2017, UNIC Tehran and Hormod Sustainable Development Institute (HSDI) along with Department of Environment, NGO activists from the Mazandaran Province, local government officials, game guards, journalists, young people and children cleaned Farahabad (Edalat 1) Beach in...
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terrorists-killed,-wounded-313-iraqis-in-august-2017-un TEHRAN, 3 September 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 125 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 188 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in August 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in August (not including police)...
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the-lazy-person-s-guide-to-saving-the-world-level-2 End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up? No! Change starts...
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unesco-concludes-two-day-training-workshop-on-crisis-management-at-museums The UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, in cooperation with the Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and the National Iranian Council for Museums (ICOM), organized a training workshop on Crisis Management at Museums on 30-31 August 2017. The two-day workshop took place in Golestan Palace, a UNESCO World...
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3-september-the-lazy-person-s-guide-to-saving-the-world-level-2 End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up? No! Change starts...
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