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simulation-exercise-on-human-rights-council-on-human-rights-day Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) with cooperation of UN Information Centre (UNIC) and United Nations Association (UNA) held a simulation of United Nations Human Rights Council on Human Rights Day 10 December 2017 at the ODVV Conference Room with participation of some 40 post graduates of international law,...
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youngsters-with-disabilities-but-with-diverse-abilities,-talents-mark-day-of-persons-with-disabilities TEHRAN - Madam Maryam Zarif, the wife of the Foreign Minister was a guest of honor at the special ceremony organized by the Roshd Charity Foundation with the UN Information Center’s support on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. More than 30 children with disabilities with their parents, teachers and Roshd volunteers...
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lift-in-global-economy-prompts-opportunities-to-tackle-deep-rooted-development-issues-–-un TEHRAN, 11 December 2017 (UNIC) – A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic...
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human-rights-day-10-dec-symbolizes-end-of-orange-campaign Every year, the international organizations launch campaigns on ending gender-based violence during the time between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and Human Rights Day (10 December). This time period is known as the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.” UNFPA...
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un-chief-urged-people,-leaders-everywhere-to-stand-up-for-all-human-rights TEHRAN, 10 December 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres in his message on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017, urged people and leaders everywhere to stand up for all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural -- and for the values that underpin our hopes for a fairer, safer and better world...
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fao-marks-world-soil-day-2017-in-iran Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture Jahad marked today World Soil Day 2017 in Tehran to highlight this year theme “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground” for the Iranian stakeholders. According to a press release published with the FAO Representation in...
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chogān-and-kamantcheh-kamancha-from-iran-inscribed-on-the-representative-list-of-the-intangible-cultural-heritage-of-humanity The 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage takes place in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, from Monday 4 to Saturday 9 December 2017. On the fourth day of the meeting, two elements from the Islamic Republic of Iran were inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible...
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iran-marked-fastest-growth-in-industrial-design-counts-worldwide-un-report TEHRAN, 7 December 2017 (UNIC) – The Islamic Republic of Iran marked the fastest growth in industrial design counts worldwide with a 34.8 per cent increase, the United Nations intellectual property agency said Wednesday. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), global industrial design filing activity in 2016 grew...
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unic-tehran-marks-international-volunteer-day-with-its-interns UNIC Tehran team highlighted important input by its interns and volunteers to UNIC’s day-to-day operations, while marking International Volunteer Day with its colleagues from the UN Communications Group at UN Office in Tehran on 5 December 2017. Every year some 14-16 bright and well-educated students from Iranian universities are...
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international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-commemorated-in-qazvin QAZVIN - Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities at its conference hall in Qazvin, the capital of the Qazvin Province, on 6 December 2017. Senior officials from Qazvin City, including Managing Director of Design Services Organization of the Qazvin Municipality, Mohammad Esmaeil...
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recognize-migration’s-positive-impact,-address-its-challenges-in-realistic-way,-urges-senior-un-official TEHRAN, 5 December 2017 (UNIC) – Noting that the movement of people across borders is a global reality, a senior United Nations official stressed that policy decisions governing migration must be based on fact and not on perception or myth.“There is a lot of misperception in the migration field that needs to be addressed,” Louise Arbour,...
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seminar-on-review-of-the-sg’s-reform-proposals-in-the-united-nations TEHRAN - Iranian International Studies Association (IISA) in cooperation with UNIC Tehran organized a Seminar on Review of the SG’s Reform Proposals of the United Nations at UN conference room on 3 December 2017. More than 70 university students and professors from across Iran participated in the seminar whose main speakers were UNIC...
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terrorists-killed-and-injured-381-iraqis-in-november-2017 TEHRAN, 5 December 2017 (UNIC)– A total of 117 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 264 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).The number of civilians killed in November (not including police)...
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unfpa-australia-sign-direct-aid-programme UNFPA Iran Country Office is pleased to announce the acceptance of the application for funding under the Australian Direct Aid Programme (DAP). Today during the signing ceremony of the agreement, UNFPA Representative in Iran, Dr. Leila Joudane and Ambassador of Australia H.E. Mr. Ian Biggs reaffirmed their commitment to support HIV/AIDS...
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transformation-towards-sustainable-and-resilient-society-for-all TEHRAN, 3 December 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2017, called for transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.The full text of his message reads: Resilience is central to achieving sustainable...
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unesco-supports-iiees-in-conducting-community-based-simultaneous-earthquake-and-safety-drill-in-iran On 29 November 2017, UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office supported the International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES) in conducting the 19th national earthquake and safety drill which simultaneously took place in all schools across Iran. By simulating earthquake situations in schools and their communities, the...
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now-is-the-time-to-end-the-conflict-by-establishing-an-independent-palestinian-state-un-chief TEHRAN, 29 November 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the Interntional Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November 2017, said now is the time to end the conflict by establishing an independent Palestinian State, living side by side in peace and security with the State of...
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workshop-on-structure,-drafting-and-adoption-of-un-resolutions-with-focus-on-the-question-of-palestine TEHARN - On the occasion of the Interntional Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, UNIC in cooperation with Interntional Studies Journal (ISJ) organized a workshop on structure, drafting and adoption of UN resolutions with focus on the Question of Palestine at UN conference room on 28 November 2017. The workshop began by ISJ...
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university-of-tehran-unfpa-launch-national-transfer-accounts-report-understanding-effect-of-the-population-changes-in-iran Today the first National Transfer Account (NTA) report of the I.R. of Iran was jointly launched by UNFPA with the University of Tehran (UT). Experts and academia from various relevant entities attended the launching ceremony and participated in the rich technical panel discussion.   Dr. Mahmoudian, UNFPA & UT Project...
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graduate-students-of-kharazmi-university-learned-about-the-un-and-un-website UNIC jointly with the Kharazmi University Faculty of Law and Political Science held a “Finding UN Information and Documentation Workshop” for some 30 graduate students of international law at the UN building on 26 November 2017. The event was organized by the Kharazmi University Professor and consultant to the President of the...
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fao-calls-for-stronger-collaboration-on-transboundary-animal-diseases-between-afghanistan,-iran,-pakistan-and-tajikistan Chief Veterinary Officers and experts from the Governments of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Tajikistan today (28 November 2017) sat around a table in Tehran to form the first Quadrilateral collaboration meeting for addressing Transboundary Animal Diseases and strengthen harmonized actions on this issue. According to a press...
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iran-becomes-the-21st-country-to-receive-training-in-how-to-make-airports-ready-to-handle-disasters Iran is among the top 10 disaster prone countries in the world. It is confronted with more than 34 out of 41 types of the world’s known natural disasters. When a disaster strikes, providing support to those in need depends on good communications and logistics. Airports are central to the relief effort. But in many countries the level of...
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wfp-welcomes-contribution-from-china-to-support-afghan-and-iraqi-refugees-in-iran TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes China’s contribution to provide food assistance to Afghan and Iraqi refugees and promote education for refugee girls residing in the Islamic Republic of Iran.  The US$1 million contribution will be used to purchase fortified wheat flour, sunflower oil enriched...
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statement-of-unfpa-executive-director-dr-natalia-kanem-for-the-international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women-commit-to-ending-gender-based-violence-by-2030 Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2017- Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have reported horrific stories of sexual violence. One woman, Shakila, said she was raped after being forced to watch the murder of her husband and...
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unesco-participates-in-international-equestrian-martial-arts-competition-in-saryazd,-iran 23 November 2017- The first International Equestrian Martial Arts Competition was held in Saryazd district, Yazd Province, hosted by the Equestrian Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran and Arg-e-Saryazd Development Company. Twelve countries, namely Germany, France, Sweden, Finland, Poland, South Korea, Qatar, Romania, Hungry, Bulgaria,...
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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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