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ban-calls-for-full,-equal-participation-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-an-inclusive,-sustainable-world TEHRAN, 3 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2016, called for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity. The full text of his...
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hiv-prevention-goes-beyond-access-to-services-–-it’s-about-more-inclusive-societies Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016    It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We cannot hope to end the AIDS epidemic when every day almost 6,000 people are infected with HIV. Progress on prevention has stagnated....
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18m-hiv-positive-people-have-access-to-life-saving-medicines-un-chief TEHRAN, 1 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016, said the number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million.  The full text of his message reads:  Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS,...
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with-access-to-treatment,-people-living-with-hiv-are-living-longer-unaids-chief TEHRAN, 1 December 2016 (UNIC) -- Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé in his message on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016, said with access to treatment, people living with HIV are living longer. The full text of his message reads: Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become...
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int’l-community-to-help-palestinians,-israelis-to-have-meaningful-negotiations-un-chief TEHRAN, 29 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November 2016 called for the international community’s commitment to helping Palestinian and Israelis to rebuild trust and create the conditions for meaningful...
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violence-against-women,-girls-imposes-large-scale-costs-on-families,-communities-and-economies-un-chief TEHRAN, 27 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls, 25 November 2016, said violence against women and girls imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The full text of his message reads:  At long last, there...
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discussion-on-un-peacekeeping-efforts-with-iranian-association-of-un-studies Students Committee of the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) held a discussion on UN Peacekeeping efforts and film screening for some 50 students and members of the Association at the UN Office on 17 November 2016. A film on UN peacekeeping “United Nations Last...
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“sdgs-can-provide-a-blueprint-to-tackle-global-issues,-including-health”-un-resident-coordinator According to the World Health Organization “Cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and It is expected that annual cancer cases will rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 within the next two decades.” On 19th November, Vice-President and Head of Iran’s Department of Environment, Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar along...
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unama-condemns-attack-at-the-baqer-ul-ulom-mosque-in-kabul  TEHRAN, 22 November 2016 (UNIC) – The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns Monday’s attack at the Baqer-ul Ulom mosque in Kabul that killed at least 32 civilians and injured more than 50 others, many of them children. A suicide attacker detonated his body-borne improvised explosive device at the mosque killing and maiming worshipers...
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unesco-organizes-three-day-workshop-on-underwater-archeology-in-kong-port,-hormozgan-province On 21 November 2016, UNESCO in cooperation with the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation (ICHHTO) kicked-off a three-day training workshop on underwater archeology with a focus on the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. The workshop focuses on the 2001 Convention and seeks...
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“iran-ready-to-cooperate-with-regional-countries-to-tackle-sand-and-dust-storms”-iran-vice-president-at-cop22 his is the view of Iran’s Vice-President and the Head of Department of Environment, Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar. She was speaking at the UNDP and UN Environment side-event taking place at the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech. The aim of the side-event was to both...
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for-the-first-time-in-iran,-25-pediatrics-experts-are-certified-as-pals-instructors-in-a-joint-ministry-of-health-unicef-programme In a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Health’s Children’s Health Department and UNICEF Iran Office, 25 Iranian pediatric experts were officially certified as instructors and 50 as providers of Pediatric Advanced Life Support, PALS, an internationally recognized methodology of child resuscitation and rescue of the American Heart...
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0-billion-is-lost-each-year-to-the-effects-of-poor-sanitation,-unsafe-water-un-chief TEHRAN, 19 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Toilet Day, 19 November 2016, said approximately $260 billion is lost each year to the effects of poor sanitation and unsafe water.  World Toilet Day aims to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis – a...
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un-habitat-holds-expert-meeting-on-housing-finance-construction-technology-in-tehran Growth of cities has been the single largest influence on development in the 21st century. With this in mind, housing the citizens receives such importance that UN-Habitat claims to put it at the center of the urbanization. To fulfill the notion of “Adequate Housing for All”, housing finance and construction technology are two...
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summary-report-on-undp-and-un-environment-sand-and-dust-storm-side-event-at-cop22 Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator, Iran, moderated the event. He described the drivers of sand and dust storms (SDS) as the “perfect storm” combining anthropogenic causes, such as land and water management, and those induced by climate change, such as hotter and drier weather. He underscored the economic, health and environmental...
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world-food-programme-and-the-iranian-red-crecent-society-renewal-of-a-joint-letter-of-intent Tehran - Negar Gerami, Representative of World Food Programme (WFP) in Iran and Mansooreh Bagheri, Director General for International Operation & Humanitarian Programs of the Iranian Red Crescent Society )IRCS (renewed a bilateral Letter of Intent for cooperation this month. The Letter of Intent between the IRCS and WFP...
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some-422-m-people-live-with-diabetes-un-chief TEHRAN, 14 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2016, said some 422 million people now live with diabetes.  Diabetes is a leading cause of poor eyesight and blindness worldwide.  Because the changes are painless and gradual, people often only realize they have...
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unido-to-assist-iran-in-assessing-impact-of-energy,-environmental-policies-on-industrial-development TEHRAN, 13 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director General Li Yong in an article exclusively written for the Iranian media on the occasion of 50th Anniversary of UNIDO (1966-2016) said UNIDO is going to assist the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran in assessing the impact of energy and...
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unesco-celebrates-2016-world-science-day-at-tehran-university On 10 November 2016 UNESCO, in partnership with the Iranian Association for the Popularization of Sciences and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, held a gathering at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Tehran to mark the 2016 World Science Day for Peace and Development. The theme for this year was “Celebrating Science...
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announcement-undp-and-un-environment-to-hold-a-joint-event-on-dust-and-sand-storms-at-cop22-in-marrakech The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly with the United Nations Environment will hold a side-event on the “Sand and Dust Storms” at COP22 in Marrakech on 15th November from 11:00 – 12:00 at UNDP Pavilion – Blue Zone. Speakers at this event include: Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of Department of...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-shahid-beheshti-u-students A group of some 13 political science students from Shahid Beheshti University were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UNIC library on 7 November 2016. He also answered the participants’ questions. Copies of the Persian version of UN System Chart, UDHR and UN Charter...
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ban-urges-governments,-businesses-and-citizens-around-the-world-to-prioritize-environmental-care TEHRAN, 6 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, 6 November 2016, urged governments, businesses and citizens around the world to prioritize environmental care and the sustainable management of...
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helen-clark-s-exclusive-message-for-un-day-celebration-in-iran Helen Clark, Chair of United Nations Development Group and UNDP Administrator, recorded an exclusive message for United Nations Day celebration in Iran. "We are the last generation which can head off the worst effects of climate change, and the first generation which has the wealth and knowledge to eradicate poverty forever. The UN has...
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unesco-organizes-three-day-training-workshop-on-transboundary-aquifers On 5 November 2016, water authorities from different provinces of Iran gathered together at Safayihe Hotel in Yazd to start a three-day training workshop on “Technical and Legal Principles and Concepts of Transboundary Aquifers” - the first of its kind. The workshop is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Energy of Iran, the UNESCO...
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250,900-people-have-died-in-21-countries-affected-by-30-tsunamis-since-1996  TEHRAN, 5 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Tsunami Awareness Day, 5 November 2016, said since 1996, 250,900 people have died in 21 countries affected by 30 tsunamis. The full text of his message reads: Today marks the first observance of World Tsunami Awareness Day.  On this day,...
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fao-assists-iran-to-improve-aquatic-genetic-resources The FAO Representative to Iran and the Head of Iran Fishery Organization (SHILAT) signed today (Wednesday, 2 November 2016) a project agreement to improve genetic resources of Rainbow Trout fish in the country. Signing of the project document by Mr. Serge Nakouzi, the Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...
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iranian-red-crescent-society-and-unicef-join-hands-to-put-child-protection-at-the-heart-of-emergency-preparedness-and-response “We need to train our children on self-rescue in emergencies and improve their self-confidence” said Dr Habibi, Head of the Youth organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) at the opening session of a five-day training workshop on Child Protection in Emergencies organized jointly by IRCS and UNICEF Iran office in Tehran on...
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let-journalists-operate-free-from-any-form-of-harassment-or-intimidation-un-chief TEHRAN, 2 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, 2 November 2016, called on all countries to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists with concrete actions to ensure that all media personnel...
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terrorists-killed-and-injured-3,150-iraqis-in-october TEHRAN, 1 November 2016 – A total of 1,792 Iraqis were killed and another 1,358 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in October was 1,120 (including 15 federal...
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“i-am-lake-urmia”-petition-delivered-to-the-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran “Periodic droughts, lack of awareness, lack of coordination and cooperation among countries of the region and wrong policies have resulted in shortage of water in the region including Iran” states the introduction of the “I am Lake Urmia” signed by over 1.7 million Iranians addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban...
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un-day-commemoration-ceremony-one-minute-video-clip On 30th October the United Nations family in Iran celebrated UN Day in the presence of Vice-President and Head of the Depart of Environment, Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar and Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Abbas Araghchi. A one minute video clip highlighting some moments of the event was released by the UN Iran in collaboration with Mr. Kamyar...
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71st-anniversary-of-un-celebrated-in-tehran The UN Day commemoration took place on 30 October at the National Library in the presence of Vice-President and Head of Iran’s Department of Environment, H.E. Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Dr. Abbas Araghchi, Director-General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other government officials, UN partners,...
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un-iran-releases-a-clip-on-sustainable-development-goals On the occasion of United Nations 71st anniversary, UN Iran released a video clip on Sustainable Development Goals with Special messages from Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice president and Head of the Department of Environment, Dr. Abbas Araghchi, Deputy Foreign Minister, Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General and Helen Clark, Chair of...
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sustainable-urbanization-to-eliminate-poverty-and-achieve-development,-prosperity-for-all-un-chief  TEHRAN, 31 October 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Cities Day, 31 October 2016 said new global frameworks and agendas including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will put sustainable urbanization at the centre of the efforts to eliminate poverty and achieve development and...
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tafresh-university-professors-briefed-on-the-un UNIC together with Tafresh University held a session on “Finding UN Information” for some 25 professors from different faculties such as Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering and Faculty of Physics on 26 October 2016 at the UN conference room. At the beginning, UNIC Director Dr. Maria...
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un-day-commemorated-at-azad-university TEHRAN - Islamic Azad University’s Science and Research Branch in cooperation with UNIC Tehran commemorated UN Day at the University’s Ibn Sina Building on 23 October 2016. It was one of a series of events, marking the 71 anniversary to UN establishment. Chancellor of Islamic Azad University’s Science and Research Branch Dr. Ali Abbaspour...
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un-iran-historic-photo-exhibition-inaugurated-in-guilan-province-on-the-eve-of-un-day More than 300 students, artists, civil society activists, journalists, teachers and university professors and children on the eve of the United Nations Day, visited an exhibition of historic photos and documents illustrating 71 years of UN-Iran partnership. It was held at Koche-Bagh Art Gallery in Gourabjir Sahra village at...
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statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretary-general-on-the-museum-for-the-united-nations The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement today of the creation of the "Museum for the United Nations – UN Live." This new, global museum, headquartered in Copenhagen, will engage audiences on the work and values of the United Nations through on-line and other exhibits in locations around the world. The Secretary-General is...
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mun-exercise-on-selecting-un-secretary-general TEHRAN - A Model UN Conference (MUN), simulating a session of the UN Security Council on “Appointment of the Next UN Secretary-General”, was held on 19 October 2016. The event was organized jointly by the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) at the UN’s conference room. UNIC Director Dr....
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un-official-in-afghanistan-renews-call-for-parties-to-protect-civilians TEHRAN, 25 October 2016 (UNIC) -- The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) renews its call for all parties to refocus their efforts on preventing harm to civilians, as latest figures released today by UNAMA for the first three quarters of 2016 show continuing high numbers of civilian casualties from the armed conflict.   Between 1...
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the-city-iranians-need-is-disclosed-in-the-habitat-iii-conference Iran’s National Urban Campaign Disclosed “The City Iranians Need” booklet on 20 October 2016, the last day of the United Nations third Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador. The City Iranians Need is the outcome of an intensive period of activity by UN-Habitat Office in Iran with minimal resources and...
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unama-human-rights-special-report-on-23-july-kabul-attack TEHRAN, 24 October 2016 (UNIC) - The fundamental human rights of all Afghans must be respected, including the rights of religious and ethnic communities, said UNAMA in a Human Rights special report recently released on the 23 July 2016 attack in Kabul that killed 85 civilians and injured more than four hundred.  The report, entitled...
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international-conference-on-“water-and-environment-in-the-new-millennium-education-and-capacity-building”,-3-5-december-2016,-tehran   UNESCO Tehran in collaboration with RCUWM-Tehran and Iran National Commission for UNESCO will hold a special round table on “Water Journalism” in the first day of the Conference. Water education and capacity building are considered as the main keys in today’s most pressing water challenges. They are also among the...
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in-his-last-un-day-message-ban-urged-all-people-to-give-their-full-backing-to-new-secretary-general TEHRAN, 23 October 2016 (UNIC) – Below is the full text of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s last message on United Nations Day, 24 October 2016, while thanking people across the world for their support, urged all to give their full backing to Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres. The full text of his message...
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roundtable-discussion-on-new-york-declaration-for-refugees-and-migrants From right to left: Dr. Nasrin Mosaffa and Dr. Safinaz Jadali TEHRAN-Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) in partnership with UNIC Tehran organized a round table discussion on the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants at the House of Humanities Intellectuals (HHI) on 19 October 2016. The roundtable began by...
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some-47,700-girls-at-risk-of-early,-forced-marriage,-every-day-unfpa TEHRAN, 20 October 2016 (UNIC) -- Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin in his statement on the on the occasion of the launch of The State of World Population 2016 said every day, 47,700 girls, many of them as young as age 10, are at risk of early and forced marriage. The full text of...
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unami-urges-iraqi-unity-behind-mosul-operation TEHRAN, 18 October 2016 (UNIC) - With the start of the operation to liberate Mosul from Daesh terrorists, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is calling on the Iraqi people to unite in support of their country’s armed forces and is urging that every step be taken to avoid civilian casualties.       “The long-anticipated...
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irna’s-exclusive-interview-with-gary-lewis,-united-nations-resident-coordinator-in-iran 17 October 2016 - Click here to read the full interview in English. 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...
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fao-observes-world-food-day-2016-in-iran-focusing-on-climate-change The Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Islamic Republic of Iran observed the World Food Day 2016 in a two-day commemoration ceremony (16 -17 Oct. 2016) at Vahdat (Roudaki) Hall and Padisan Park in Tehran. The nationally – focused events were conducted in collaboration with the...
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op-ed-by-mr-serge-nakouzi,-fao-representative-in-iran-on-the-occasion-of-world-food-day-2016 16 October is a date on which the global community commemorates every year World Food Day. As depicted by its title, this day has been designated to raise awareness of the significance of food security in enabling individuals to lead healthy and productive lives as well as for the well-being of societies as a whole. Over the past decades,...
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