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unido-to-support-14th-int’l-energy-exhibition-in-kish TEHRAN, 17 January 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Iran, supports the 14th International Energy Exhibition to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #7 (SDGs) on “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. The UNIDO’s Representative in Iran,...
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towards-a-new-global-compact-on-migration By UN Secretary-General António GuterresManaging migration is one of the most profound challenges for international cooperation in our time.  Migration powers economic growth, reduces inequalities and connects diverse societies.  Yet it is also a source of political tensions and human tragedies.  The majority of migrants live and work...
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fao-urges-further-actions-to-save-oaks-and-boxwood-trees-of-iranian-forests Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) called for further actions to save Oaks and Boxwood trees in Zagros and Caspian forests of the country at the final workshop for a technical cooperative project that aimed at assisting the forestry sector in Iran. During the final workshop of the project entitle...
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unfpa-national-implementing-partners-review-achievement-discuss-road-ahead Annual Programme Review Meeting of the sixth Country Programme between UNFPA and the national implementing partners was Co-Chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNFPA Representative, Dr. Leila Joudane on Wednesday 10 January 2018.  High level participation from all relevant national ministries and organizations provided...
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managing-migration-is-one-of-the-most-urgent-and-profound-tests-of-international-cooperation-in-our-time-–-un-chief TEHRAN, 11 January 2018 (UNIC) -- “Migration is an expanding global reality” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres maintains in his report released today. “The time for debating the need for cooperation in this field is past”, and “managing it is one of the most urgent and profound tests of international cooperation of our...
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memories-with-tehran-peace-museum On Friday, Tehran Peace Museum hosted a farewell party for the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr, Gary Lewis and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis to appreciate all they have done for this musuem during the past five years. Click here to watch this partnership over the years on Aparat.   On Friday, Tehran Peace Museum hosted a...
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total-of-69-iraqi-civilians-were-killed,-142-injured-in-acts-of-terrorism-in-december-2017-un TEHRAN, 4 January 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 69 Iraqi civilians (not including police) were killed and another 142 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate,...
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statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretary-general-on-the-islamic-republic-of-iran The Secretary-General is following with concern recent developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran. He deplores the loss of life in the protests. He urges respect for the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, and that any demonstrations take place in a peaceful manner. Further violence must be avoided. Farhan Haq, Deputy...
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un-releases-“save-the-earth”-animation TEHRAN, 3 January 2018 (UNIC) -- Animation of “Save the Earth” has been produced and released by UNIDO with Global Environment Facilities(GEF) financing, under the project of “Industrial Energy Efficiency in key sectors in Iran”. “Save the Earth” main focus is on climate change and its consequences for the earth. In this animation energy...
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an-alert-for-the-world TEHRAN, 29 December 2017 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his new year video message alerted the world on issues such as deepening conflicts, global anxieties about nuclear weapons, expansion of climate change, growing inequalities, violations of human rights as well as rise of nationalism and xenophobia. The...
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world-could-see-1-8-billion-tourists-by-2030-–-un-agency TEHRAN, 28 December 2017 (UNIC) – By 2030, there could be 1.8 billion tourists – just over one in five persons in the world – travelling around the globe, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has said.Speaking with UN News, Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of UNWTO, highlighted the role of travel and tourism in...
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ph-d-students-of-international-finance-learn-more-about-the-un-website The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 20 post-graduate students of international finance from the Islamic Azad University-Science and Research Branch at the UN building on 24 December 2017. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin...
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un-environment-published-a-foresight-brief-entitled-lake-urmia-signs-of-recovery Lake Urmia, located in a mountainous region between the provinces of East and West Azerbaijan in northwestern Iran is one of the country’s most important ecosystems. Recent indications are that the lake is recovering. The focus of this brief is on the extent of this recovery and measures that are being put in place to ensure this is...
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germany-sustains-support-for-afghan-and-iraqi-refugees-in-iran TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new contribution of €1 million (approximately US$1.2 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany that will be used to provide food assistance to 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This...
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iranian-child-wins-first-place-at-fao’s-painting-competition-2017 Soheil Ahmadipour, the Iranian eight-year-old student by drawing a happy and active rural life where men and women work together to make the best use of land, water and soil, and produce most of their needs won the First award of the FAO’s Painting Competition on the occasion of World Food Day 2017. The competition that was Co-organised...
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our-right-of-passage-should-be-safe-migration,-not-leaky-boats-by-william-lacy-swing “I’m a migrant, but didn't have to risk my life on a leaky boat or pay traffickers. Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.”   Thus spoke United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in September 2017. With a memorable turn of phrase, he captured what is perhaps one of the overriding challenges facing the world today....
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effective-international-cooperation-in-managing-migration-is-needed-to-ensure-that-its-benefits-are-most-widely-distributed-un-chief TEHRAN, 17 December 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017, said that effective international cooperation in managing migration is needed to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed. The full text of his message is read: On International...
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“climate-change-is-an-existential-threat”-says-the-un-resident-coordinator On 17 December, Hamshahri Newspaper published an interview with Mr. Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The focus of the interview was the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement.  In this interview Mr. Lewis states: “Make no mistake about this, there is no greater challenge facing mankind...
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“fireplace-growing-cold”-launched-at-tehran-museum-of-contemporary-art “As you journey through the pages of this fascinating book, you will find impressive historical photographs of the Iranian Nomads. They still travel – though now in much smaller numbers than before – from one place to another across Iran’s vast and atmospheric landscape.” These words were shared by the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP...
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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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december-2017-commemoration-of-human-rights-day TEHRAN - The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in partnership with University of Tehran’s Faculty of Law and Political Science and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), commemorated Human Rights Day in the presence of some 90 university professors and students as well intellectuals by holding a seminar at University of Tehran’s...
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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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press-conference-for-introducing-music-album-“towards-zero” TEHRAN - On the occasion of World AIDS Day, UNIC organized a press conference for introducing music album “Towards Zero” with participation of UNAIDS Country Director Dr. Fardad Doroudi, Managing Director of Soroush Audio and Visual Company Dr. Seyyed Mahmoud Reza Hosseini, Senior Expert of AIDS and Sexual Diseases of Ministry of Health...
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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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