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briefing-on-un-un4u-for-allameh-tabatabaee-u-students TEHRAN - A group of 6 under-graduate students from the Faculty of English Language and Literature of Allameh Tabatabaee University were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer (NIO) Mohammad Moghadam at the UN building on 19 June 2018. He also answered the participants’...
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on-int-l-day-un-chief-calls-for-global-commitment-to-eliminate-conflict-related-sexual-violence TEHRAN, 19 June 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June 2018, called for global commitment to eliminate the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence.The full text of his message reads: Sexual violence in conflict...
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fao-and-university-of-tehran-commemorated-world-day-to-combat-desertification-and-drought The FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran together with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of University of Tehran, and other national and international organizations commemorated the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2018 in Karaj with the theme "Land has true value. Invest in it". ...
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statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretary-general-on-the-summit-between-the-leaders-of-the-democratic-people-s-republic-of-korea-and-the-united-states-of-america The Secretary-General welcomes the holding of the Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States as an important milestone in the advancement of sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. As the Secretary-General noted in letters to...
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on-100-day-countdown-to-the-int-l-day-of-peace-un-chief-calls-for-addressing-the-root-causes-of-conflict TEHRAN, 13 June 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message for 13 June 2018 which marks “100-Day Countdown to the International Day of Peace”, called for addressing the root causes of conflict.The full text of his message reads: The International Day of Peace, observed every year on 21 September,...
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un-chief-hopes-for-denuclearized-korean-peninsula TEHRAN, 12 June 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his remarks on the US-DPRK Summit, expressed hope that all parties to seize this opportunity for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.  The full text of his remarks what was delivered at a press encounter held at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday...
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general-assembly-elects-only-fourth-woman-as-president-of-seventy-third-session TEHRAN, 7 June 2018 (UNIC) -- The General Assembly elected María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés (Ecuador) at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday 5 June as President of its seventy-third session — making her only the fourth woman to helm the 193-member organ in its more than seven-decades-long history — while also electing 21...
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on-world-oceans-day-un-chief-calls-on-governments-communities-to-clear-oceans-of-pollution TEHRAN, 7 June 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Oceans Day, 8 June 2018, urged governments, communities and individuals alike to celebrate the oceans by helping clear them of pollution and ensure they remain vibrant for generations to come.The full text of his message reads: The...
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by-2050-oceans-will-have-more-plastic-than-fish TEHRAN, 5 June 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Environment Day, 5 June 2018 said if the present trend of plastic contamination continues, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish. The full text of his message reads: A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and...
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unic-helps-islamic-azad-university-students-to-get-familiar-with-the-un-website Tehran, 3 June 2018 (UNIC) - The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 15 students of law from the Islamic Azad University at the UNIC Tehran on 31 May 2018. The session was co-organized by UNIC intern Mohsen Seyed Ahmadi. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms Nazanin...
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new-mou-between-unfpa-and-the-ministry-of-cooperatives-labour-and-social-welfare The UNFPA Representative, Dr. Leila Joudane and the Deputy Minister of Welfare of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare of I.R. Iran, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Meidari signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on Sunday, 3 June 2018.  The MoU announced the start of a joint cooperation with the Office of Empowerment and...
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terrorists-killed-injured-258-iraqi-civilians-in-may-2018 TEHRAN, 3 June 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 95 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 163 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in May 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).  The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at...
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un-peacekeeping-is-a-proven-investment-in-global-peace-security-and-prosperity-un-chief TEHRAN, 29 May 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May 2018, said United Nations peacekeeping is a proven investment in global peace, security and prosperity. The full text of his message reads: On May 29th, 1948, the United Nations...
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promotion-of-the-70th-anniversary-of-universal-declaration-of-human-rights Tehran, 28 May 2018: The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” with a focus on human rights on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) for some 15 graduate and post-graduate students of human rights and international law from the Shahid...
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azad-university-marked-biodiversity-day-by-promotion-of-agricultural-biodiversity-and-healthy-food TEHRAN- On the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity, the Science and Research Unit of Islamic Azad University in Tehran, held a seminar on “Agricultural Biodiversity, Healthy Food Production, Healthy Community” at the University’s campus in north-eastern Tehran on 22 May 2018. The permaculture garden and greenhouse...
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children-s-art-promotes-world-bee-day Bee was a main theme of paintings of some 20 talented school children, who won the contest aimed to promote World Bee Day. UNIC and the Slovenian Embassy supported the efforts of children, who study art at the Dane Art School, led Ms Anahita Taymourian well-known Iranian painter and writer. Ms Kristina Radej Slovenian Ambassador and Dr...
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unicef-iran-speaks-about-csr-and-children UNICEF Iran's Representative, Dr Will Parks, presented ideas to strengthen the links between children and corporate social responsibility during a training session as part of the Iran-Swiss Chamber of Commerce's Responsible Business Promotion Network.   
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unodc-iran-representative-and-director-general-of-interpol-tehran-meet-underline-expanding-further-cooperation Tehran, 22 May 2018– Brigadier General Hadi Shirzad, Director General of Interpol Tehran and Mr. Alexander Fedulov UNODC Iran Country Representative met and agreed on promoting cooperation between the two sides.   The parties referred to positive achievements gained in the course of earlier cooperation and expressed willingness to...
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un-chief-calls-on-governments-businesses-and-people-to-act-to-protect-nature TEHRAN, 22 May 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the Interntional Day for Biological Diversity urged governments, businesses and people everywhere to act to protect the nature that sustains us.The full text of his message reads: The rich variety of life on Earth is essential for the...
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unodc-iran-and-judiciary-officials-meet-underline-further-expanding-cooperation Tehran, 21 May 2018 – Mr. Alireza Saedi, Director General of International Affairs of Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Mr. Alexander Fedulov, UNODC Iran Country Representative met and agreed on promoting cooperation between the two sides. The parties referred to positive achievements gained during earlier cooperation and...
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unesco-and-international-council-of-museums-icom-commemorate-international-day-of-museums-2018-in-iran Tehran, 21 May 2018: UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in collaboration with the Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) commemorated the International Day of Museums 2018 today in a joint ceremony at the Iranian Artist’s Forum. Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, the Director and Representative of...
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school-students-hold-model-united-nations Some 35 elementary and secondary high school students from Rah-e-Roshd Educational Complex, in cooperation with the UN Information Centre (UNIC) and the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran held a Model United Nations (MUN) conference simulating the 2016 UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The MUN exercise...
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unesco-joins-expert-meeting-in-iran-on-intellectual-property-rights-in-cultural-heritage Tehran, 20 May 2018: The Research Centre of the Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism organization and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) jointly organized an expert meeting in Tehran, that was focused on “Intellectual Property Rights in Cultural Heritage”. Ms Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of UNESCO...
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workshop-on-the-international-court-of-justice    Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) in partnership with UNIC Tehran organized a workshop on “Institution of proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ)” for some 20 graduate students of international law at the UN building on 15 May 2018. The workshop was conducted by the Kharazmi University Professor and...
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iranian-youth-learn-more-about-peacekeeping-peacebuilding-and-culture-of-peace Tehran – A workshop on peacebuilding and research on peace and security as well as the culture of peace was held for some twenty students on 17 May 2018 at the UN office in Tehran. The workshop was organized on request of the Revamp Talent Management Agency. The participants were briefed about retrieving information, data and...
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workshop-on-city-diplomacy-and-city-development Tehran - The Secretariat of the Forum of Mayors of Iranian Megacities in cooperation of the Centre for Graduate International Studies-University of Tehran, Iranian Association of Cooperation with UNESCO and UN Information Centre in Tehran held workshop on “City Diplomacy and City Development: Action plans in international arena” for...
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visitors-learned-more-about-un-at-the-31st-tehran-international-book-fair TEHRAN - All parts of a nation's culture are rooted in the books, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Dr. Abbas Salehi said at the opening ceremony of the 31st Tehran International Book Fair, which was held at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla (Prayer ground) during 2-12 May 2018 under the theme “No to Not Reading...
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17-may-2018-briefing-on-un-un4u-for-azad-university-students A group of 12 under graduate students and professors from the Faculty of Law of Azad University in Parand, 33 Km. southwest of Tehran, were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room 17 May 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions....
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dat-celebrates-the-international-day-of-families QAZVIN - Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) celebrated the International Day of Families at Talaie Park in Qazvin on 16 May 2018. The celebration was held to commemorate the theme of this year’s Interntional Day of Families: “Families and Inclusive Societies”. Some 40 DAT members took part in the ceremony and experienced good moments....
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unodc-enhanced-the-canine-k9-capacity-of-customs-administration-of-the-islamic-republic-of-iran Tehran, 17 May 2018 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran procured and trained eight drug detecting dogs and provided training for eight dog handlers from Iranian Customs K9 Centre. The training was held immediately after delivery of 8 drug detecting dogs by UNODC and continued for six...
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today-s-mothers-commemorate-international-day-of-families TEHRAN- International Day of Families was commemorated by a large number of members of Madarane Emrouz Institute (Today’s Mothers) at the institute’s hall on 15 May 2018. At the beginning, one of the senior staff member of Madarane Emrouz Institute delivered the statement of the Institute for the audience. Then UNIC NIO Mohammad...
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allame-tabatabai-university-inaugurates-unesco-chair-for-communication-of-science-and-technology Tehran, 16 May 2018: Today, the Allame Tabatab’i University of Tehran inaugurated its first UNESCO Chair for Communication of Science and Technology. There are currently 16 UNESCO Chairs across different universities in Iran. The inauguration ceremony of the Chair was attended by Dr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and...
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unesco-marked-world-day-for-cultural-diversity-2018-in-iran Tehran, 15 May 2018: UNESCO organized a festive event today at the Ivan Attar Auditorium in Sa’adabad Cultural and Historical Complex of Tehran marking the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2018 in Iran. The event, which consisted of cultural performances and exhibitions from different provinces of Iran and...
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briefing-on-un-un4u-for-students-of-judiciary-school A group of 16 under graduate students from the Judiciary School in Tehran, were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room on 15 May 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions. Copies of the Persian version of UN System Chart, UDHR, UN Charter and UN Cards...
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unesco-invites-iranians-to-celebrate-the-cultural-diversity-day-at-sa-ad-abad-complex-in-tehran UNESCO Tehran Cluster office will celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2018 on Tuesday 15 May 2018, from 14:00 to 17:00 with participation of representatives from 17 countries. The event that will consist of several cultural performances and exhibitions in cooperation with embassies in Tehran, takes...
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briefing-on-un-un4u-for-students-of-shahid-bahonar-university-of-kerman A group of 8 under graduate students from the Faculty of Political Science of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, capital of the Kerman Province, central Iran, were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room 10 May 2018. He also answered the...
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briefing-on-un-un4u-for-azad-university-students A group of 15 under graduate students from the Faculty of Law of Azad University in Parand, 33 Km. southwest of Tehran, were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room 10 May 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions. Copies of the Persian...
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commemoration-world-press-freedom-day On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2018, Dutch based World Press Photo (WPP) in partnership with the Dutch Embassy in Tehran, Iranian Photo Journalists Association and UNIC held an exhibition of the best of WPP photographs from 2016 to 2018 at Niavaran Cultural Center (NCC) in Tehran from 9 May to 1 June 2018. UNIC organized a...
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un-chief-deeply-concerned-by-us-decision-to-exit-iran-nuclear-deal TEHRAN, 9 May 2018 (UNIC) -- Following a decision on Tuesday by the United States to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the United Nations chief said he was “deeply concerned” by the move, and called on all parties to preserve the deal. President Donald Trump made the announcement at the White House, and immediately...
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commemoration-of-mother-earth-day TEHRAN - Ketabraneh book club in partnership with UNIC Tehran commemorated Mother Earth Day at the Allameh Tabatabee High School on 1 May 2018. UNIC Director Dr. Maria Dotsenko spoke about importance of preservation of Mother Earth and about history of this important UN observance. She said: “Mother Earth is a common expression for the...
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un-iran-partnership-historical-photos-documents-exhibited-in-bushehr BUSHEHR – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership inaugurated at 9th Day Gallery in the port city of Bushehr, on 30 April 2018 by Dr Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director, Mr. Majid Khorshidi Deputy Governor of Bushehr Province, Dr. Hamideh Mahouzi Director General of the Bushehr Provincial Branch of the Ministry...
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the-world-press-photo-exhibition-comes-to-tehran TEHRAN, 7 May 2018 (UNIC) -- The Exhibition will be open to the public from 10th May to 1st June at the Niavaran Cultural Centre in TehranAbout World Press Photo The annual photo contest awards photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism. It is the world’s leading contest for professional press...
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government-of-japan-renews-commitment-to-restoring-lake-urmia-for-the-fifth-year-in-a-row Tehran – The Government of Japan has generously contributed another US$ 1 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iran to continue supporting their efforts to contribute to the restoration of Lake Urmia. This is Japan’s fifth contribution. The signing ceremony took place late last week at the Department of Environment...
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tejarat-bank-and-unicef-iran-sign-memorandum-of-understanding Today, Deputy Managing Director of Tejarat Bank for Provincial Affairs, Mr Alireza Mehrjoo and Dr Will Parks, UNICEF Representative in Iran signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Tejarat Bank is the 6th major corporate group to join with UNICEF and other national partners in their efforts to help children across Iran as well as to advance...
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reham-al-farra-memorial-journalism-fellowship TEHRAN, 18 April 2018 (UNIC) -- United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) is accepting applications for the 2018 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship, which will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 16 September to 6 October 2018. The Fellowship will bring a select group of young journalists from around...
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un-booth-is-welcoming-visitors-at-the-tehran-international-book-fair 3 May 2018-- UN’s participation in the Tehran International Book Fair is a unique opportunity not only to share with public some fresh UN publications and multimedia materials, but also to discuss UN values, agenda of UN Secretary-General and UN work in Iran. “UN in Iran for the 15th year participates in the Tehran International Book...
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terrorists-killed-wounded-190-iraqis-in-april-2018-un TEHRAN, 3 May 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 68 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at...
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on-world-press-freedom-day-un-chief-calls-on-governments-to-strengthen-press-freedom-protect-journalists TEHRAN, 3 May 2018 (UNIC) – On World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2018, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists.The full text of his message reads: A free press is essential for peace, justice and human rights for all. It is crucial to building...
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qeshm-island-of-iran-hosts-international-meeting-and-workshop-on-unesco-global-geoparks Qeshm Island, 28 April 2018 - Members of the Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network and representatives of National Commissions for UNESCO from 17 countries gathered in Qeshm Island of Iran to attend an international meeting and workshop on UNESCO Global Geoparks. The meeting that was organized by UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran through collaboration with...
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world-leaders-gather-at-un-to-renew-commitment-to-build-and-sustain-peace TEHRAN, 25 April 2018 (UNIC) -- Calling for more diplomacy, dialogue and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, United Nations officials urged a gathering of world leaders on Tuesday to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention at the heart of the UN’s work. “The first line of the...
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