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un-official-applauds-peaceful-character-of-demonstrations-and-protection-work-of-the-isf TEHRAN, 31 August 2015 (UNIC) - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš expresses his appreciation that the ongoing demonstrations in the central and southern Iraqi provinces have been conducted in a peaceful and dignified manner.   Mr. Kubiš also...
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it-is-time-for-an-end-to-all-enforced-disappearances-ban TEHRAN, 30 August 2015 (UNIC)—The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, 30 August 2015 while  urging all Member States to ratify or accede to The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced...
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ban-calls-on-remaining-states-to-sign-nuclear-test-ban-treaty TEHRAN, 29 August 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day against Nuclear Tests, 29 August 2015, called on all remaining States to sign and ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty – especially the eight necessary for its entry-into-force...
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deputy-fm-araghchi-“model-united-nations-can-promote-better-understanding-of-the-organization” 27 August 2015- TEHRAN-Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Legal and International Affairs Dr. Abbas Araghchi said that there are significant misunderstandings about the functions and objectives of the United Nations and its Security Council. For this reason, initiatives such as holding Model United...
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un-offers-fellowship-programme-on-nano-satellite-technologies TEHRAN, 26 August 2015 (UNIC) – The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Government of Japan are calling for applications for students from developing countries and non-space-faring nations for a Fellowship Programme on Nano-Satellite Technologies.   Nano-satellites are low-cost...
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unic-invites-iranian-journalists-to-participate-in-lorenzo-natali-media-award TEHRAN, 24 August 2015 (UNIC) -- UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran invites Iranian journalists to participate in the Lorenzo Natali Media Award.   European Commission launched the Prize on 4 May 2015. The Prize rewards outstanding contributions by journalists who report on development and...
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un-regional-consultative-meeting-on-strengthening-families-programme-for-parents,-youth TEHRAN, 23 August 2015 (UNIC)--The United Nations office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in collaboration with the Drug Control Headquarters (DCHQ) of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is organizing a three-day consultative meeting for regional countries on the Strengthening Families Programme for...
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tavan-disability-association-commemorates-world-humanitarian-day On August 23rd 2015, Tavan Disability Association (TDA) in Qazvin celebrated World Humanitarian Day in the midst of 80 esteemed guests. Vice President of TDA, Mr. Hojatallah Yousefi and Chief Executive of TDA, Mr. Mohammad Reza Hadipour presented welcome speeches to commence the celebration. Mr. Hadipour...
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iom-to-organize-capacity-building-workshop-on-migration-and-development-nexus-for-iranian-government-officials TEHRAN, 22 August 2015 (UNIC) — The Mission of International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Tehran will organize a Capacity Building Workshop on “Migration and Development Nexus” in Kish Island, Iran from 26-27 August 2015.   The objective of the workshop is to address Iranian migration experts on how...
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rogue-fishing-costs-world-economy-between-$-10-and-23-billion,-fao-estimates 19 August 2015- Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is valued to strip between $10 billion and $23 billion from the global economy, and their impacts undermine the way fish stocks are managed to make it a double concern around the world, FAO estimated.   According to the latest...
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two-third-of-iranian-population-is-young 17 August 2015- TEHRAN- An Iranian lawmaker said two-third of Iranian population is young and proper planning is needed to fulfill their needs. Addressing a seminar on the occasion of the International Youth Day at the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO on Monday 17 August 2015, Majlis (Parliament) Deputy...
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build-a-more-humane-world-with-a-stronger-commitment-to-life-saving-humanitarian-action-ban TEHRAN, 19 August 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2015, called for building a more humane world with a stronger commitment to life-saving humanitarian action.   The full text of his message reads   On World Humanitarian Day, we...
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journalism-students-become-more-familiar-with-the-un 18 August 2015- The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran for the second time held “Finding UN information” workshop for some 16 students of journalism from School of Media Studies affiliated to the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency (IRNA) to broaden their knowledge of the UN on 18 August 2015 at UN...
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fulfilling-our-responsibility-to-protect-in-yemen By Adama Dieng, UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, and Jennifer Welsh, UN Special Advisor on the Responsibility to Protect   According to the latest United Nations estimate, at least 1,916 civilians have been killed in Yemen since 26 March 2015 as a result of the fighting between the Saudi-led...
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iranian-youth-parliament The 2015 International Youth Day theme is Youth Civic Engagement. Youth Civic Engagement, a main goal of the United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Youth, seeks to promote young people’s effective inclusive civic engagement at all levels. There has been recent increasing attention on youth civic engagement...
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proud-to-present-food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations-in-the-i-r-of-iran-factsheet 16 August 2015- In the Islamic Republic of Iran, FAO’s vision guides the Organization’s country programme activities in the aim of embedding food security whilst safeguarding the country’s natural resources and reinforcing its institutional capacities so as to enable it to play a leading role in the...
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support-young-people-for-protection-of-planet-earth,-dignity-for-all-ban TEHRAN, 12 August 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Youth called for supporting young people in creating a future where the planet earth is protected and all people live in dignity.   The full text of his message read:   Emerging threats,...
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investing-in-the-power-of-young-people,-transforming-our-world   Statement of Babatunde Osotimehin UNFPA Executive Director for International Youth Day 12 AUGUST 2015   Today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, commemorates International Youth Day, under the theme, “Youth Civic Engagement,” by celebrating the actions young people around the world take to...
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searching-for-information-related-to-the-international-law-on-the-un-website 13 August 2015- “The UN continues to promote justice and international law across its three pillars of work: international peace and security, economic and social progress and development, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.” Having this in mind, United Nations Information Centre, held a...
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12-aug-2015-un-iran-youth-speak-out-“what’s-it-like-to-work-in-the-un” Today – 12 August – marks International Youth Day.   The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is “Youth Civic Engagement.”     If we are going to achieve sustainable human development, then it is essential that we engage everyone as partners. But above all we need to listen to the...
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proud-to-present-the-united-nations-in-the-i-r-of-iran-factsheet 11 August 2015- The Islamic Republic of Iran is a Founding Member of the United Nations and Joined in 1945. Only 51 of the current 193 countries in the world can claim that honour.   Today the Islamic Republic of Iran is an active partner in the work of the UN and its funds, programmes and...
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the-iranian-health-ministry-and-undp-sign-agreement-to-further-expand-cooperation 11 Aug 2015- In partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Centre for Disease Control of Iran’s Health Ministry and UNDP have been working together to fight Tuberculosis.   The cooperation took place in form of a joint project which started in 2008 and ended in...
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ban-calls-for-improvement-of-health,-well-being-of-indigenous-peoples TEHRAN, 9 August 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2015, called for improvement of the health and well-being of indigenous peoples.   The full text of his message reads:   This year, as the United...
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impunity-must-urgently-be-tackled-in-south-sudan By Adama Dieng,Under-Secretary-General/United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide   The forces allied to the two main parties to the conflict in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, continue to inflict pain, suffering and despair on the South Sudanese people as a result of...
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model-un-conference-preparation To hold a successful Model UN Conference, Security Council simulation on Yemen, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran, in cooperation with the International Studies Journal (ISJ) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Iran organized a training session on Model UN Conference.The...
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un-offical-expresses-serious-concern-at-reports-of-civilian-casualties-in-alleged-anbar-airstrike TEHRAN, 4 August 2015 (UNIC) – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, expresses serious concern at reports that up to 40 civilians may have been killed and over 30 wounded in an airstrike in Rutba, west of Ramadi, on 31 July.   According to...
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empower-women-to-counter-terrorism TEHRAN, 4 August 2015 (UNIC) – “Women can be powerful poles for positive change and participate in innovative efforts to inform, shape and implement policies and programs to mitigate the effects of conflict and violent radicalization”, said Gyorgy Busztin, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations...
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dedicating-the-un-common-premises’-conference-room-to-dr-hulki-uz-in-his-honour-and-lasting-memory 3 August 2015- “What I will most remember about Hulki was his immense gregariousness, his ability to pull people together, his booming, powerful laughter for he was always the life of any gathering. These – and many more – are the memories which will stay with us forever” said the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr....
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meed’s-special-report-on-iran’s-water-shortage 3 August 2015- Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) recently published a special report on Iran’s water shortage entitled “Tehran’s dwindling water supplies” in which Gary Lewis, the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran is quoted. Click here to read the full report in English.   Disclaimer: All the articles or...
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ambitious-new-agenda-would-end-poverty-by-2030 TEHRAN, 3 August 2015 (UNIC)—The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement Sunday on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York. Concluding a...
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iraqi-casualty-figures-for-the-month-of-july-2015   Tehran, 2 August 2015 (UNIC) – According to casualty figures released Saturday by UNAMI, a total number of 1,332 Iraqis were killed (including civilians, civilian police and casualty figures in Anbar) and another 2,108 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in July*.   The number...
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huffington-post-s-interview-with-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran-on-human-security-and-environment 31 July 2015- The Huffington Post published an exclusive interview with Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in I.R. of Iran on Human Security and Environment. Click here to read the full interview.   The Huffington Post's exclusive interview with Mr. Gary Lewis The Huffington Post published an...
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on-int’l-day-of-friendship-ban-calls-for-greater-respect,-understanding TEHRAN, 30 July 2015 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Friendship, 30 July 2015, called for greater respect and understanding in the world.   The full text of his message reads:   The International Day of Friendship was initiated by an...
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on-int’l-day,-un-chief-calls-on-all-states-to-sign-human-trafficking-protocol TEHRAN, 29 July 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2015, called on all countries to fight money laundering and sign and ratify the UN Conventions against corruption and transnational organized crime, including the latter’s human...
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mandela-made-right-decisions-at-sensitive-times-iranian-diplomat 27 July 2015- TEHRAN-A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry Official stated that, “Nelson Mandela became a great man in world history because he made right decisions at sensitive times.” Ambassador and Director General for Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hussein M. Abdullahi said, “Mandela...
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unesco-tehran-cluster-office-organizes-4-day-sub-regional-consultation-meeting-and-training-on-media-and-ict-solutions-for-climate-adaptation-and-disaster-risk-reduction 26 July 2015-  UNESCO  kicked off a four-day consultation meeting and training entitled “Saving Lives: Preparing for Disasters – Media and ICT Solutions for Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction”. The sub-regional meeting, which brings together media professionals and disaster management...
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international-competition-for-the-creation-of-an-emblem-for-tehran-ich-centre 24 July 2015- The center, in order to better represent the nature of its content, in its 2015 action plan, has decided to design, approve, and implement a permanent emblem, to be used, in keeping with the "UNESCO" and "Intangible Cultural Heritage" emblems, on all products, virtual media, printed materials,...
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international-relations-students-navigate-through-un-website 23 July 2015 - UN Information Center (UNIC) Tehran together with the Iranian International Studies Association held a joint workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 15 graduate students of international relations from Islamic Azad University – Karaj Branch on 23 July 2015 at the...
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un-special-envoy-underscors-absence-of-military-solution-to-the-syrian-conflict TEHRAN, 22 July 2015 (UNIC) — The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Mr.Staffan de Mistura during his meetings with Iranian Foreign Ministry Senior Officials underscored the absence of a military solution to the Syrian conflict and recalled the imperative for all its parties to uphold the principle of the...
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wpd-2015-disasters-affect-everyone-including-women-and-girls On 11 July every year the world celebrates the World Population Day. The Day focuses attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, particularly in the context of overall development. This year’s theme is to acknowledge the needs of some 7 billion world population and specifically those in...
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ban-welcomes-sc-resolution-2231 TEHRAN, 21 July 2015 (UNIC) –United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his statement on the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) on Iran’s nuclear programme while welcoming its adoption said the Resolution will ensure the enforcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The full...
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new-partnership-between-eib-and-fao-could-boost-agriculture-in-iran,-fao-envoy-says 21 Huly 2015- Highlighting a renewed global interest in agriculture, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is expanding its collaboration with FAO, a move aimed at broadening and deepening investment in agriculture in countries outside of the European Union. The two institutions have signed a five-year...
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a-fruitful-partnership-taking-the-fight-against-hiv-aids-to-a-higher-level-in-iran 17 July 2015- In 2000, AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria together killed approximately 6 million people a year globally. The devastation to countries and communities led to the creation, in 2002, of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Communities and countries already know what needs to...
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build-a-better-world-for-all-as-mandela-inspired-un-chief TEHRAN, 16 July 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message for Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2015, called on all people to draw inspiration from Mandela’s life-long example and his call to never cease working to build a better world for all.   The full text of...
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historic-agreement-reached-on-financing-for-new-un-sustainable-development-agenda 15 July 2015 – Countries agreed Wednesday on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa,...
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invest-in-developing-skills-of-young-people—un-chief TEHRAN, 15 July 2015 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Youth Skills Day, 15 July 2015, called for investing politically and financially in developing the skills of young people so that they can help build a more just and sustainable future for all.   The full text of...
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out-of-12-9-million-food-insecure-yemenis,-6-8-million-are-in-crisis-phase,-fao-says 14 July 2015- 12.9 million Yemenis are food insecure and about 6.1 million are in "Emergency" Phase, while 6.8 million are in "Crisis" Phase, representing a 21 percent increase over the previous year, the latest FAO report says. According to the latest release of the monthly FAO Food Price Index (FPI) and the...
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un-chief-welcomes-historic-agreement-in-vienna,-congratulates-the-p5-1,-iran TEHRAN, 14 July 2015 (UNIC)—In a statement issued in Addis Ababa on Monday, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warmly welcomed the historic agreement in Vienna today and congratulated the P5+1 and Iran for reaching this agreement. The full text of his message reads: I warmly welcome the...
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new-un-backed-report-details-ways-to-boost-finance-for-sustainable-energy TEHRAN, 14 July 2015 (UNIC)- A new United Nations-backed report launched Monday at a conference in Addis Ababa details concrete ways to boost crucial investment in sustainable energy by some $120 billion a year. 'Scaling Up Finance for Sustainable Energy Investments,' launched at the Third International...
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strong-partnerships-needed-to-turn-billions-into-trillions-for-sustainable-development TEHRAN, 14 July 2015 (UNIC) - Achieve the future sustainable development agenda and the goal of ending extreme poverty will require strong and creative partnerships to turn billions in official assistance into trillions in investments, the President of the World Bank Group stressed Monday at an event on the...
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