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2015-2016-internship-for-local-students-un-information-center-in-i-r-iran,-tehran-part-time-with-flexible-schedule,-unpaid-2 The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) is the public voice of the UN and the principal source of information about the United Nations system. It promotes global awareness and greater understanding of the work of the UN, using various communication tools including press, electronic and new media. More information about UNIC...
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irna’s-exclusive-interview-with-gary-lewis,-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) recently interviewed the UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis. Among topics of discussion were: UN activities in Iran, water shortage, dust and sand storms and other environmental challenges that Iran faces. Click here to read the first part of the interview. Click...
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iran-ranked-second-in-the-percentage-of-graduates-in-science,-engineering TEHRAN, 24 August 2016 (UNIC) -- According to the Global Innovation Index 2016, the Islamic Republic of Iran, among 128 countries and economies, ranked second in the percentage of graduates in science & engineering, fourth in tertiary education, 26 in knowledge creation, 31 in gross percentage of tertiary enrolment, 41 in general...
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a-call-to-empower-youth By UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon   The 2016 Olympics have already shattered records, but even before the first competition began, these Games made history by giving athletes who have no country to call home a place on the starting line. I expressed my appreciation to the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach,...
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unesco-participates-in-provincial-meeting-on-education,-research-and-sustainable-development-in-hamedan The Iranian Department of Environment organized a two-day provincial meeting from 16-17 August on Education, Research and Sustainable Development, in the historic city of Hamedan. The meeting brought together provincial government officials from Hamedan, DoE staff from Tehran and provinces across Iran, and local NGOs to take stock of...
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we-are-succeeding-in-our-path-to-reaching-“one-humanity”  By Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in Iran In today’s world of regional conflict and disaster, more than 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance simply in order to survive. Around the world, there are brave women and men who follow their humanitarian impulse to go to the aid of their fellow human beings.  Every...
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a-record-130-million-people-are-dependent-on-humanitarian-assistance-un-chief TEHRAN, 18 August 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2016, said a record 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. The full text of his message reads: A record 130 million people are dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. ...
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un-official-condemns-killing-of-kurdish-journalist TEHRAN, 16 August 2016 (UNIC) - The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq, Gyorgy Busztin, strongly condemned the brutal killing of a journalist in Dohuk City in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and called on the Government of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to implement urgent measures to guarantee...
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iran-s-business-leaders-must-do-more-to-protect-the-environment-says-the-un-resident-coordinator On 15 August, Bourse and Bazaar published an Op-Ed by the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis entitled "Iran's Business Leaders Must Do More to Protect the Environment". The focus of the piece is on Corporate Social Responsibility. In the Op-Ed Mr. Lewis states: "In today’s energized, almost-post-sanctions-era Iran, so much...
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imagine-a-world-in-which-the-rights-of-every-child-are-realized Imagine this scene. You are taking a walk through your neighbourhood. Background sounds are the chatter of children's laughter. They are happy. They are playing. You stop and watch the next generation playing. They are free. They are secure. In this world, these children are living out their full potential. They have a decent place to...
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announcement-small-narrators-festival On the occasion on International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016, Ambassadors of Peace and Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in partnership with UNIC Tehran will hold Small Narrators Festival. This festival is scheduled to be held from 16-20 September 2016 in Tehran, Iran. Interested children can participate in this festival by...
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on-int’l-day,-ban-calls-for-empowerment-of-youth-for-lasting-change-in-world TEHRAN, 11 August 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2016, called for empowerment of young people with the resources, backing and space they need to create lasting change in our world. The full text of his message reads: The world’s young people – who make up the...
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commemorating-70-years-of-iran-un-partnership TEHRAN-On 7 August, the Islamic Republic Agency (IRNA) and UNIC mounted a display of historical photos and documents depicting the history of Iran’s relationship with the United Nations at the House of Artists in downtown Tehran. “This is a very good initiative by the Islamic Republic News Agency and the United Nations Information Centre...
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mandela,-big-fan-of-iran-south-african-ambassador TEHRAN- A senior South African diplomat praised Iran’s manner to honor Nelson Mandela’s wisdom in its relations with the world and said “Mandela was a big fan of Iran”. “I am inspired by the way that Iran has honored Mandela’s wisdom in its relations with the world,” said South Africa’s Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Archie...
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terrorists-killed-759-iraqis,-injured-1,207-in-july-2016  Tehran, 2 August 2016 (UNIC) – A total of 759 Iraqis were killed and another 1,207 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq, excluding Anbar, in July 2016* according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in July was 629...
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germany-boosts-wfp-assistance-to-refugees-in-iran-especially-school-girls 1 August 2016- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an unprecedented contribution of €2 million (approximately US$2.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to provide food assistance to Afghan and Iraqi refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran and promote education for refugee girls. “We are extremely...
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ban-calls-for-observing-truce-during-rio-olympic-games TEHRAN, 28 July 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message issued on the occasion of Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro called for worldwide cessation of hostilities. The full text of his message reads: I call for a worldwide cessation of hostilities in observance of the Olympic Truce during the...
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un-security-council-simulation-pre-session A training session on Model UN Conference was organized in Tehran by the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in cooperation with the International Studies Journal (ISJ), with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Iran. The Model UN Conference will simulate the session of the Security Council on “Threats to international peace and...
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un-resident-coordinator-visits-asia-daily-newspaper The UN Resident Coordinator, Gary Lewis was recently invited to visit Asia Daily Newspaper Headquarters in Tehran where he was asked to share his experiences about living and traveling in Iran as well as the work of the United Nations in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Below you can read the coverage of this visit.   Asia Daily...
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iranian-student-wins-multilingual-essay-contest TEHRAN, 25 July 2016 (UNIC) – “ELS Educational Services, Inc”., is pleased to announce that 60 students from around the world have been selected as winners of the 2016 Many Languages, One World international essay contest. 2016 is the third year ELS Educational Services, and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) have organized Many...
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fao-strengthens-statistical-systems-within-eco-countries 24 July 2016- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has organized a five-day (24-28 July 2016) refresher training of focal points on the CountrySTAT system for ECO countries including Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Iran. In his opening...
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tehran-positive-club-receives-red-ribbon-award-for-outstanding-community-leadership-on-aids TEHRAN, 21 July 2016—Ten exceptional community-based organizations have won the 2016 Red Ribbon Award for their inspiring work towards ending or reducing the impact of the AIDS epidemic. They were presented with the prize in a special session at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa on Tuesday 19 July...
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un-chief-launches-first-report-to-track-sdgs TEHRAN, 20 July 2016 – Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together. “We have embarked on a...
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“environment-and-security-are-interrelated”-says-vice-president-and-iran’s-head-of-department-of-environment 20 July 2016- From Germany’s North Sea coast to the deserts of Iran, both countries are exposed to the potentially devastating effects of climate change. Despite varying scenarios and predictions on its future development, the influence of mankind on global warming is almost universally recognized. In line with this and to discuss the...
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mandela-international-day-commemorated-in-tehran 18 July 2016, TEHRAN- On the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Janati inaugurated a photo exhibition by Meysam Shahbabaee entitled “Nelson Mandela for Ever” at Negarestan Museum on Monday 18 July 2016. Organized jointly by Iranian International Studies Association (IISA) and...
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in-kenya,-ban-calls-for-broader-partnerships,-sustainable-investments-to-drive-global-development TEHRAN, 18 July 2016 (UNNIC) – At a United Nations intergovernmental forum opening in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged participants to focus on strong collaboration, equality and inclusion in trade, finance and investment in order to better align action with agreed-upon sustainable development targets and help...
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syrian-ministry-of-health-experts-learn-from-iran’s-successful-immunization-programme-supported-by-iran’s-ministry-of-health-and-unicef-iran-office 18 July 2016- A group of 18 Ministry of Health experts from Syria and two experts from UNICEF Syria Office completed a training course on vaccine and cold chain management in Hamedan from 10 to 18th July 2016 in a joint cooperation between UNICEF Iran, UNICEF Syria and Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The training was...
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continue-being-inspired-by-mandela’s-lifelong-example-ban TEHRAN, 18 July 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2016, called on all people to continue being inspired by Nelson Mandela’s lifelong example and his call to never cease working to build a better world for all. The full text of his message reads: Nelson...
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iranian-woman-wins-unesco-competition TEHRAN, 17 July 2016 (UNIC) --  Ms. Sara Mardani from Iran was among one of the winners of UNESCO international photo competition, which aimed to promote books as well as reading and spread the message of tolerance. The competition was launched alongside World Book and Copyright Day, celebrated by UNESCO every 23 April. Ms. Mardani’s...
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new-report-finds-that-stronger-bridge-between-science-and-policies-is-needed-to-achieve-sdgs TEHRAN, 17 July 2016 (UNIC)—Understanding of the scientific basis for action will be needed to achieve the ambitious and transformative goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, according to a new report issued by the United Nations today during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. According to the Global...
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many-developing-countries,-unable-to-climb-the-economic-ladder,-trapped TEHRAN, 13 July 2016 (UNIC) –Many low-and middle-income economies are not catching up with rich-world counterparts, according to recent UNCTAD analysis, showing that even as extreme poverty has declined, wider development gains have stalled and “income traps” remain intractable for billions of people. The problems of these economies and a...
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where-next-for-global-trade-and-development TEHRAN, 11 July 2016 (UNIC) -- A strong and vibrant international enabling environment and the biggest coordinated investment push in history will be essential if the new, ambitious, universal and multidimensional 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to be achieved. Kick-starting growth and tackling the factors holding down global...
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support-teenage-girls-un-chief TEHRAN, 11 July 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Population Day, 11 July 2016, urged all Governments, businesses and civil society to support and invest in teenage girls.  The full text of his message reads: The international community has committed to a new sustainable development agenda...
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teenage-girl-whose-rights-are-respected-likely-to-contribute-to-economic,-social-progress-of-her-nation-unfpa-chief TEHRAN, 10 July 2016 (UNIC) -- United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director  of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in his message on World Population Day, 11 July 2016, said a teenage girl whose rights are respected and who is able to realize her full potential is a girl who is more likely to contribute to the...
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restoring-the-economy’s-ability-to-deliver-prosperity The Sustainable Development Goals must become the yardstick for judging inclusive growth By Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development   Millions of people around the world have lost faith that the world economy can improve their lives. Instead of seeing value in open borders and the...
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sustainable-development-goal-16-peace,-justice-and-strong-institutions 5 July 2016- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality,...
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ban-urged-governments-to-create-an-enabling-environment-for-2-6m-cooperatives-worldwide-to-thrive,-grow TEHRAN, 3 July 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Cooperatives, 2 July 2016 urged Governments to create an enabling environment for 2.6m cooperatives to thrive and grow. The full text of his message reads: Cooperative endeavour is about empowerment, inclusion and...
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662-iraqis-were-killed,-1,457-injured-in-june TEHRAN, 3 July 2016 (UNIC) – A total of 662 Iraqis were killed and another 1,457 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in June 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in June was 382 (including 28 federal police,...
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training-session-on-employment-relations-within-the-united-nations United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) held a training session entitled “Employment relations within the United Nations” for some 20 UN staff and interns on 29 June 2016 at the UN office in Tehran. The organizer was UNIC Intern Mr. Amir Arsalan Eskandari and the instructor was the University of Tehran Ph.D. student of...
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united-nations-iran-launches-its-new-website Tehran, 29 June 2016 (UN) – The United Nations in the Islamic Republic of Iran is pleased to announce that it has launched its new and enhanced website. The new site is designed to inform national and international partners – as well as the general public –the UN’s development and humanitarian work in Iran – and how this work will help...
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iran-commemorating-the-international-day-against-drug-abuse-and-illicit-trafficking 28 June 2016- This year, Iran celebrated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with the participation of high level officials from different organizations active in the field of drug control as well as representatives from international community and UN agencies, including UNFPA, UNODC as well as UN Resident...
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sustainable-development-goal-15-life-on-land TheSustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as theGlobal Goals, build on theMillennium Development Goals(MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality, and access to...
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stopping-the-crime-of-torture-will-benefit-whole-societies-ban TEHRAN, 26 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2016, said assisting victims of torture and stopping this crime will benefit whole societies and help provide a future of safety and dignity for all.   The full text of his message...
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unami-condemns-explosion-targeting-rudaw-media-network-offices TEHRAN, 26 June 2016 (UNIC) – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) deplores the grenade attack that targeted the offices of Rudaw Media Network in Erbil during the night of Friday 24 June 2016.   The Mission wishes those injured in this attack a speedy recovery.    In a statement issued today in Baghdad, UNAMI...
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ban-calls-for-supporting-some-245m-widows-around-the-world TEHRAN, 23 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Widows’ Day, 23 June 2016, while announcing that there are some 245 million widows around the world, called for supporting them in living productive, equal and fulfilling lives. The full text of his message reads: There are some 245...
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iran-commemorates-world-refugee-day 20 June 2016- To commemorate his first ever World Refugee Day as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi has chosen to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. This was combined with his will to show respect to the holy month of Ramadan, and his solidarity with the millions of Afghan...
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yoga-can-help-to-cultivate-healthier-lifestyles-ban TEHRAN, 21 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Yoga, 21 June 2016 said Yoga can help to cultivate healthier lifestyles. The full text of his message reads: Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and is now practiced in...
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nine-out-of-ten-refugees-are-today-living-in-poor-and-middle-income-countries-ban TEHRAN, 20 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2016, said nine out of ten refugees are today living in poor and middle income countries close to situations of conflict.   The full text of his message reads:   Forced displacement has reached unprecedented levels,...
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unhcr-releases-a-short-clip-of-mr-grandi’s-visit-to-iran 19 June 2016- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi visited the Islamic Republic of Iran on 17th to 19th June. During his missionMr. Grandi had the opportunity to meet with Afghan refugees who have benefited from UNHCR’s projects and initiatives in Iran. Iran hosts almost one million Afghan refugees. Click...
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sexual-violence,-a-threat-to-international-peace-and-security-ban TEHRAN, 19 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June 2016, called  sexual violence as a threat to international peace and security.   The full text of his message reads:   The world continues to witness appalling...
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