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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 Ghaemmaghami-Farahani about retrieving information from UNIC and UN websites on basic facts about the UN as well as peacekeeping issues.  
Finding UN information and documentation workshop participants

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 Ghaemmaghami-Farahani about retrieving information from UNIC and UN websites on basic facts about the UN as well as peacekeeping issues.

 

UNIC Reference Assistant Ms Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani and participants

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Officer-in-Charge Dr Mohammad Safari who was invited by UNIC, briefed the participants on IOM and the issue of migration as well as the “Global Compact for Migration” which is expected to be the first, intergovernmental negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. The participants raised many questions about this issue. Dr Safari responded to the questions and offered another session exclusively with IOM.

 

IOM Officer-in-Charge Dr Mohammad Safari talking to students and briefing them

Then UNIC former intern Ms. Nayab Nikzad introduced different UN agencies in Iran. UNIC current intern Ms. Shadi Rouhshahbaz joined Ms. Nikzad and they both briefed the participants on some opportunities that they can benefit from such as UN careers, UN Volunteer Programme, UN University and University for Peaceand shared their own experiences from the times of their internship with UNIC.

 

Ms Nayab Nikzad briefing the students

The Secretary of the Afghan Association of International Peace Studies Mr. Mostafa Kaboli thanked UNIC for organizing the session. 

Persian language copies of the UN Charter and the UN System Chart and the card with UNIC social media accounts were distributed to the participants.   

Workshops “Finding UN Information and Documentation” are regularly organized by the UNIC for all interested groups. For more information about how to attend these workshops and learn how to navigate the UN web site, please contact UN Information Center: Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Tel. No.: 0098 21 22873837) 

 

Ms Shadi Rouhshahbaz addressing the participants

 

 

 

 
 

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