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statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretary-general-on-signing-of-the-convention-on-the-legal-status-of-the-caspian-sea The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea by Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan. This historic document demonstrates the importance of regional cooperation, which is vital for maintaining international peace and security.The Secretary-General believes the...
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celebration-of-international-youth-day-2018-in-iran-highlights-role-of-youth-at-all-levels-of-policy-making Tehran, 12 August 2018: The Iranian Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with UNESCO, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, UNICEF and UNFPA, organized an event in Tehran to celebrate International Youth Day 2018. The celebration highlighted the importance of “Safe Spaces for Youth” as the theme of the year to promote mutual...
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the-hopes-of-the-world-rest-on-young-people-un-chief TEHRAN, 12 August 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2018, said the hopes of the World rest on young people.The full text his message reads: The hopes of the world rest on young people. Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance – all this and...
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un-urges-protection-of-indigenous-peoples-rights-during-migration TEHRAN, 9 August 2018 (UNIC) -- Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2018, UN Secretary-General António Guterres put a spotlight on the factors pushing indigenous people to migrate “within their countries and across international borders” despite their “profound spiritual connection to their...
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unesco-assists-iran-in-restoration-of-two-historical-sites-in-kermanshah-affected-by-2017-earthquake 2 August 2018: UNESCO conducted a four-day mission (29 July -2 August) to Kermanshah Province to provide technical assistance to the Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) for the rehabilitation of historical sites that have been damaged during the devastating earthquake in Kermanshah Province, in November...
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terrorists-killed-injured-178-iraqis-in-july-2018 TEHRAN, 2 August 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 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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briefing-on-un-for-high-school-students Two students along with their teachers from Soudeh Highschool were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UNIC on 31 July 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions and spoke about 70th anniversary of the UDHR. Copies of the Persian version of UN System...
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unido-launches-cultural-change-pilot-energy-efficiency-program-in-iran-alloy-steel-company TEHRAN, 30 July 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Industrial Development Organizations (UNIDO) for the first time has started cultural change pilot and energy efficiency campaign in Iran Alloy Steel Co. which is the biggest producer of Alloy Steel in the Middle East.Iran Alloy Steel Co. with 1430 staff members has the capacity to produce...
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civil-society-representatives-learn-more-about-the-un-and-the-un-website Tehran- UNIC together with the Iran’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Naghshe Javid Institute organized “Finding UN Information” workshop for representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) dealing with young people and sports. Seven workshops in this series were held in 2014-2016 by UNIC. This, eighth one, was held...
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celebration-of-the-centenary-of-nelson-mandela-s-birthday-in-iran Tehran, July 18, 2018 - UNIC Tehran jointly with the South African Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran organized high-profile ceremony to kick of the year-long campaign to commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day at the Espinas Palace Hotel on 18 July 2018. First Deputy Minister of Foreign...
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ketabraneh-commemorates-nelson-mandela-int-l-day TEHRAN – Ketabraneh Bookstore in partnership with UNIC Tehran commemorated Nelson Mandela International Day during a ceremony held in the Presence of Chargé d'Affaires of the South African Embassy in Tehran Ms. Soraya Jacobs, UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko and Managing Director of Allameh Tabatabee High School Mr. Soroush Mostofi at...
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july-2018-celebration-of-the-centenary-of-nelson-mandela-s-birthday-in-iran Tehran, July 19, 2018 - UNIC Tehran jointly with the South African Embassy, UNAIDS, , Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS, Raad Alghadir Charity, Roshd Charity Foundation,, Association of Protection of Children of Labor, Ketabraneh mobile bookstore and Revamp Agency organized a series of series events to mark Nelson Mandela International...
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afghan-students-become-more-familiar-with-the-un-system Tehran – A training session on peace and security and the issue of migration was held for some 25 members of Afghan Association of International Peace Studies on 19 July 2018 at the UN office in Tehran. The Afghan participants who are graduate students of Iranian universities were briefed by UNIC Reference Assistant, Ms. Nazanin...
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finding-un-information-and-documentation-on-outer-space-through-the-un-website Tehran - UNIC held a Finding UN information and documentation training session with a focus on outer space law upon the request of some 30 students of international law, international relations and political science, on 16 July 2018 at the UN building. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami as the facilitator, introduced the...
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unido-hold-industrial-energy-efficiency-seminar-in-shiraz United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) hold the 8th “Cultural Change in Industrial Energy Efficiency” seminar focusing on the importance of raising awareness and culture of energy efficiency in Industries in Shiraz on 18 July 2018. In this seminar 150 energy managers and experts of different industries in Fars and...
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mandela-never-became-a-prisoner-of-his-past-un-chief TEHRAN, 18 July 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his video message on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2018 said Mandela was held captive for many years but he never became a prisoner of his past. The full text of his message reads: Nelson Mandela was a towering global advocate for justice and...
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un-iran-partnership-historical-photos-documents-exhibited-in-arak ARAK – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership inaugurated at the Aaeeneh (Mirror) Cultural Centre of Arak City, the capital of Markazi Province, on 16 July 2018 by Dr Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director, Mr. Fattaollah Haghighi Deputy Governor of the Markazi Province and Mr. Hossein Mehdizadeh Bureau Chief of...
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un-youth-conference-in-vienna Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear young people from all over the world, The United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria - Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA) cordially invites students and young graduates from 18 to 35 years from all educational  backgrounds and from all nations to our most important...
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united-nations-finalizes-first-ever-global-compact-for-migration TEHRAN, 15 July 2018 (UNIC) – The text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, was finalized on at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday 13 July 2018. This is the first time that Member States of the United Nations have come together to negotiate an agreement covering all dimensions of international migration in a...
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archivists-and-librarians-learn-more-about-the-un Tehran – A training session on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” was held for some 80 archivists and librarians of the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran at the Hekmat Hall of the National Library on 4 July 2018. The participants learned about some basic facts about the UN, and how to find and...
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students-of-women-s-studies-navigate-the-un-online Tehran – Some 15 students of women’s studies from Allameh Tabataba’i University participated in a “finding UN information on women issues” training session on 2 July 2018. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami introduced UNIC website and the participants learnt how to find the Persian translation of the Convention on...
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terrorists-killed-wounded-205-iraqis-in-june-2018 TEHRAN, 2 July 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 76 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 129 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in June 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-high-level-political-forum-on-sdgs-to-be-held-in-new-york TEHRAN, 1 July (UNIC) -- Thousands of government, business and civil society leaders will gather at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development at UN Headquarters in New York from 9 to 18 July to review successes, discuss challenges and mobilise efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Forum is...
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uniting-the-world-against-terrorism By: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres   Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace.  No country is immune.  Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities.  The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to...
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world-drug-report-2018-opioid-crisis-prescription-drug-abuse-expands-cocaine-and-opium-hit-record-highs TEHRAN, 27 June 2018 (UNIC) – The non-medical use of prescription drugs is becoming a major threat to public health and law enforcement worldwide with opioids causing the most harm and accounting for 76 per cent of deaths where drug use disorders were implicated, according to the latest World Drug Report, released Tuesday by the United...
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exhibition-of-un-iran-historical-photos-and-documents-opens-in-khorramabad KHORRAMABAD – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership inaugurated at the Soureh Mehr Gallery of Art Bureau of Lorestan in Khorramabad city, the capital of Lorestan Province on 26 June 2018 by Dr Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director, Deputy Governor of Lorestan Province, Dr. Habibollah Khojastehpour, and Mr....
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statement-of-the-unodc-executive-director-on-the-international-day-against-drug-abuse-and-illicit-trafficking The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was established by the United Nations General Assembly to strengthen global action and cooperation.The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was established by the United Nations General Assembly to strengthen global action and cooperation. The...
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un-secretary-general-s-message-on-the-international-day-against-drug-abuse-and-illicit-trafficking Drug challenges are among the most complex problems we face, with wide-ranging impacts on health and well-being, families and communities, security and sustainable development.Drug challenges are among the most complex problems we face, with wide-ranging impacts on health and well-being, families and communities, security and sustainable...
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a-consultative-session-with-students-on-innovation-for-children-was-held-jointly-by-iran-chamber-of-commerce-and-unicef On Saturday 23 June, more than 20 young university students gathered at Iran Chamber of Commerce to learn how to turn their innovative ideas into projects for the betterment of Iran's children and society. This meeting was jointly organized by Iran Chamber of Commerce and UNICEF Iran and was facilitated by a UNICEF global expert on innovation. In...
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unesco-calls-for-stronger-actions-to-prevent-marine-plastic-pollution Tehran, 20 June 2018: UNESCO attended a commemoration ceremony on the occasion of World Oceans Day 2018 in Tehran and called for stronger actions to prevent marine plastic pollution and encourage solutions for healthy oceans. The event that was organized by the Iranian National Commission for Oceanography, and the National Institute of...
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art-reaches-people-s-hearts-and-motivates-to-promote-environment-world-environment-day TEHRAN - More than a hundred children of different ages presented their drawing on protection of environment at Ariana Art Gallery in Tehran, at the opening of exhibition entitled “The Seeds of My Homeland”, dedicated to the World Environment Day on 22 June 2018. Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director through the video message and Anahita Taymorian,...
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countries-embrace-efforts-to-achieve-sdgs-amid-mounting-global-challenges-un-report TEHRAN, 21 June 2018 (UNIC) – A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday.The Sustainable Development...
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seminar-on-war-photography-for-peace TEHRAN- UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko delivered a speech on art in service of peace during the opening ceremony of seminar on War Photography for Peace, organized by Honar Namaye Aban Cultural and Artistic Institute at Tehran Peace Museum on 20 June 2018. Other main speaker of the conference was Dutch Embassy diplomat, Naomi York.   Dutch...
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un-chief-calls-for-support-to-countries-which-provide-safe-refuge-to-people-fleeing-war TEHRAN, 20 June 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2018, said in today’s world, no community or country providing safe refuge to people fleeing war or persecution should be alone and unsupported.The full text of his message reads: What would you do if you were...
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un-general-assembly-elects-iran-as-the-member-of-economic-and-social-council TEHRAN, 20 June 2018 (UNIC) -- The General Assembly has elected 18 members of the Economic and Social Council to serve three-year terms beginning 1 January 2019. Those elected were Angola, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Luxembourg, Mali, Netherlands, Pakistan, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine...
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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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