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tehran-peace-museum-commemorates-int’l-day-of-peace Tehran – The Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) in cooperation with the International Council of Museums and Council for Promotion of the Culture of Peace for Children marked International Day of Peace at the National Museum of Iran on 20 September 2017. The UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko’s at the ceremony highlighted that the theme for 2017’s...
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undp-iran-and-ozone-project-office-released-a-video-clip On the occasion of Ozone Day, UNDP Iran and Ozone Project office released a video clip on the importance of the Ozone layer. This clip is a part of the famous animation series called Dirin Dirin. Click here to watch this clip on Aparat.        Follow Gary Lewis @GaryLewisUN...
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unesco-celebrates-international-day-of-peace-in-tehran-to-highlight-respect,-safety-and-dignity-for-all In the evening of 20 September, UNESCO marked the International Day of Peace 2017 with a unique even at Azadi (freedom) Tower – one of Tehran’s most iconic landmarks. The commemoration of Peace Day that was organized by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran, Roudhaki Foundation, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, and Day Sun...
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message-from-ms-irina-bokova,-director-general-of-unesco,-on-the-occasion-of-international-day-of-university-sport,-20-september-2017 University sport is very highly regarded in the world of sport and education. Fully integrated into the learning curriculum of the citizens of today and tomorrow, it represents a vital aspect of individuals’ development and fulfilment. The pedantic repetition of “Anima Sana in Corpore Sano / A Healthy Soul in a Healthy Body” is not enough...
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seminar-on-“women-architects-of-peace” TEHRAN – On the occasion of International Day of Peace, Institute for Protection of Women’s Rights in cooperation with UNIC Tehran and Chair of Human Rights, Peace and Democracy of Shahid Beheshti University held a seminar “Women Architects of Peace” at UN Office on 17 September 2017. The event was dedicated to the International Day of...
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green-life-village,-unic-tehran-commemorate-int’l-day-of-peace TEHRAN – NGO Green Life Village in partnership with UNIC Tehran organized a ceremony to mark the International Day of Peace. More than 100 participants attended the event and learned more about Peace, the key UN value. The event also included reciting Persian poetry on peace, performing traditional Persian music, classical and...
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citizens’-rights-and-sustainable-development-seminar-in-sanandaj Sanandaj - Maf Legal Institute of Kurdistan in cooperation with the western branch of Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS), Provincial Government of Kurdistan and United Nations Information Centre held a two-day seminar on Citizens’ Rights and Sustainable Development on 13 and 14 September 2017 in Sanandaj city, capital of the...
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iranian-mats-find-their-way-in-yerevan-s-rural-festival A Rural Festival that was focused on Sustainable Livelihoods was held in Yerevan (Armenia) with presence of local farmers, local women cooperatives, international agencies, and environmental NGOs. According to the Mehr News Agency, the Rural Festival was held on September 16th 2017 in English Park of Yerevan, Armenia with presence of...
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the-montreal-protocol-closing-the-hole-in-the-ozone-layer The 16th of September 2017 heralds the 30th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol – an international treaty which aims to repair and protect the Earth’s ozone layer. To celebrate this special occasion and the immense significance of this Protocol, Iran today – one day later – hosted an event at the Department of Environment focusing on...
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world-hunger-again-on-the-rise,-driven-by-conflict-and-climate-change,-new-un-report-says After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released today. According to a press release published by the FAO...
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unesco-and-the-iranian-artists-forum-celebrate-peace-day On 13 September 2017, UNESCO kicked off a week of celebrations on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, with an event at the House of Artists in Tehran. The event consisted of a series of short artistic performances, including poetry, music, film and theater. Mr. Rajabi Memar, Director General of the Iranian Artists' Forum,...
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undp-iran-ozone-project-success-story After the discovery of the Antarctic Ozone Hole and the realization of the challenges associated with the depletion of the ozone layer in the 1970s, countries gathered in Vienna in 1985 to establish appropriate policies and guidelines for developed countries to fight and further prevent its depletion. After the concerning reports from the...
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undp-iran-ozone-day-publications On the occasion of International Ozone Day, the United Nations Development Programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran published a one-pager about HCFC phase-out project. Click here to read this one-pager in English.        Follow Gary Lewis @GaryLewisUN   Follow UNIC Tehran...
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un-habitat-tehran-office-joined-sixth-international-green-film-festival-in-iran In collaboration with the 6th International Green Film Festival (10-11, September, 2017), held In Tehran and 31 other provinces of Iran simultaneously, UN-Habitat Tehran office convened two workshops on Sustainable Cities in the Iranian Academy of the Arts. Ms. Sara Habibi, UN-Habitat Urban Planner, opened the first workshop...
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the-literacy-movement-organization-of-iran-launches-new-educational-mobile-application-‘healthy-family’-on-the-occasion-of-2017-international-literacy-day On 10 September 2017, the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and Bel-Rouzaneh Dairy Company jointly launched a new educational mobile application Healthy Family, on the occasion of the 2017 International Literacy Day with the theme of ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. The application is based on the booklet...
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tehran-chamber-of-commerce-and-unicef-iran-ink-mou Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) and UNICEF Iran signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th September 2017 to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and offer opportunities for the private sector to play a role in improving the welfare and well-being of children in Iran. In the signing...
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iran-celebrates-international-literacy-day On 10 September 2017, the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), under the Iranian Ministry of Education, and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO jointly organized a national meeting to celebrate International Literacy Day (ILD) under the theme of “Literacy in a Digital World”. The celebration was hosted by the Institute for the...
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unesco-joined-second-meeting-of-unima’s-heritage-commission UNIMA Iran held the second meeting of UNIMA’s Heritage Commission in Tehran's City Theater Complex, on 2-3 September 2017. UNIMA is a non-governmental organization affiliated with UNESCO. UNIMA was entrusted by UNESCO with the assessment of the dossiers about the classification of master pieces of oral and intangible heritage of humanity...
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undp-iran-and-department-of-environment-released-a-new-brochure   United Nations Development Programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Department of Environment released a new brochure on their joint project called “Conservation of the Iranian Wetlands”. Click here to read this document in English.        Follow Gary Lewis @GaryLewisUN...
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in-commemoration-of-mandela-int’l-day,-caspian-sea-beach-cleaned Sari - In order to commemorate the Nelson Mandela International Day in 2017, UNIC Tehran and Hormod Sustainable Development Institute (HSDI) along with Department of Environment, NGO activists from the Mazandaran Province, local government officials, game guards, journalists, young people and children cleaned Farahabad (Edalat 1) Beach in...
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terrorists-killed,-wounded-313-iraqis-in-august-2017-un TEHRAN, 3 September 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 125 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 188 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in August 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in August (not including police)...
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the-lazy-person-s-guide-to-saving-the-world-level-2 End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up? No! Change starts...
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unesco-concludes-two-day-training-workshop-on-crisis-management-at-museums The UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, in cooperation with the Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and the National Iranian Council for Museums (ICOM), organized a training workshop on Crisis Management at Museums on 30-31 August 2017. The two-day workshop took place in Golestan Palace, a UNESCO World...
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3-september-the-lazy-person-s-guide-to-saving-the-world-level-2 End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up? No! Change starts...
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stepping-up-our-response-in-yemen-is-a-moral-imperative By: Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland  Four-month-old Saleh is fighting for his life as he battles severe acute malnutrition in a hospital in Al Hudaydah. As...
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unesco-and-the-archives-and-national-library-of-iran-organize-regional-meeting-on-the-preservation-and-accessibility-of-documentary-heritage 29 August 2017 – This morning, a regional meeting on “Enhancing Cooperation for the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage” was opened in Tehran. The two-day event, organized by UNESCO, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, and the Archives and National Library of Iran, brings together participants from Azerbaijan,...
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change-of-date-–-application-deadline-extended-ethics-teachers’-training-course-in-karaj,-iran,-organized-by-unesco-and-university-of-environment,-28-october-to-3-november-2017 For the first time in Iran, from 28 October to 3 November 2017, the Ethics Teachers’ Training Course will be delivered jointly by UNESCO and the University of Environment, to advance quality ethics education by building professional capacities of ethics teachers in the country and the wider region. The Course will be based on one week...
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fm-zarif-opens-6th-security-council-model-un Tehran - Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran opened the Sixth Model United Nations Conference (MUN) jointly organized by International Studies Journal (ISJ) and UNIC Tehran at the Tehran Peace Museum on 24 August 2017. The theme of the UN Security Council simulation was North Korean...
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unesco-supports-4th-congress-of-young-earth-sciences-network-in-tehran On 27 August, the 4th YES (Young Earth Sciences) Congress was opened in Tehran. The four-day congress is aimed at young scientists from around the world and focuses on topics, such as: geoscience for society; geology and mineral resources; fundamental geology; environmental and medical geology; climate change and hydrogeology; geohazards...
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the-lazy-person-s-guide-to-saving-the-world-level-1   End extreme poverty. Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. Should you just give up?  No!...
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srsg-kubiš-welcomes-baghdad-erbil-negotiations TEHRAN, 20 August 2017 (UNIC) –  The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Jan Kubiš, met on 16 August with the Kurdistan political delegation. He welcomes the dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil that is ongoing and urges the two sides to agree on a roadmap with timelines how to resolve all...
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message-of-unfpa-acting-executive-director-dr-natalia-kanem-world-humanitarian-day Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth safely and to be protected from gender-based violence. Yet every day, untold millions of women and girls, whose lives have been upended by wars, conflicts or natural disasters, cannot enjoy these rights. Health systems and the rule of law...
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unesco-supports-expert-meeting-on-economic-development-of-rural-regions On 16 August 2017, the UNESCO Chair in Natural Disasters Management organized the “Economic Development of Rural Regions Expert Workshop”, with the support of Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office. The meeting took place at the Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation in Tehran. The workshop focused on...
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commemoration-world-humanitarian-day-in-qazvin Qazvin – Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) commemorated World Humanitarian Day by holding a festival for a group of top students in Qazvin, capital of the Qazvin Province on 16 August 2017. Some 1000 students and their families, local officials, members of the DAT Board of Directors and a group of DAT personnel participated in this...
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leaving-about-un-iran-partnership-during-celebration-of-international-youth-day-in-iran TEHRAN- International Youth Day was celebrated in Tehran by UN agencies, in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO at the Sa’adabad Cultural and Historical Complex on 13 August 2017. The event was organized and led by UNESCO with the support of UNIC, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, UNDP...
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fao-advocates-on-role-of-soils-for-offsetting-aviation-emissions Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently released a publication that highlights the importance of soil carbon sequestration as an option for offsetting international aviation CO2 emissions. According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the...
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unesco-celebrates-international-youth-day 12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men in development, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. This year’s theme is ‘Youth Building Peace’, to celebrate young...
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secretary-general-appoints-alison-smale-of-uk-under-secretary-general-for-global-communications TEHRAN, 10 August 2017 (UNIC) -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale of the United Kingdom as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations Department of Public Information. She succeeds Cristina Gallach of Spain to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her...
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august-2017-model-un-exercise-preparation 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). The Model UN Conference will simulate the session of the Security Council on “Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)”. The full day session was held at...
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researchers-of-tehran-province-water-and-wastewater-company-learned-more-about-the-un-website The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 8 researchers from Sustainability Office, Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company at the UN office in Tehran on 31 July 2017. The workshop was jointly conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani and UNIC...
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terrorists-killed-241-iraqis-in-july-2017-un TEHRAN, 2 August 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 241 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 277 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in July (not including police) was 239,...
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breastfeeding-a-smart-investment-not-only-in-the-health-of-children,-but-also-in-the-wealth-of-nations Tehran, 01 August 2017- “Breastfeeding is indeed a smart investment not only in the health of children, but also in the wealth of nations,” said UNICEF Representative in Iran, Dr Will Parks, in his speech in the launch ceremony to start the World Breastfeeding Week organized by Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education at...
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fraudulent-e-mails-misusing-the-un-name The United Nations has been made aware of a growing number of correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with the United Nations and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases...
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fao-introduces-new-guidelines-to-countries-on-monitoring-forest-resources FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, To fulfil their pledges under the...
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unesco-kicks-off-three-day-workshop-on-biosphere-reserves-around-the-caspian-sea Tehran, 25 July 2017- this morning marked the start of a three-day workshop on UNESCO Biosphere Reserves around the Caspian Sea with representatives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia. The Iranian participants of the workshop are experts from the Department of Environment; the Ministry of Energy of Iran; the Forests, Range and...
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the-effectiveness-of-international-judicial-cooperation,-mutual-legal-assistance-and-extradition-highlighted-by-unodc-and-the-iranian-judiciary The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Iran in close collaboration with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Judiciary International Affairs, Kerman Province General Prosecutor’s Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a two-day national meeting on “International Judicial Cooperation” with specific emphasis on the...
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july-2017-post-graduate-students-of-international-law-navigate-the-un-online The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 10 Ph.D. students of international law from Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch at the UN office in Tehran on 21 July 2017. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani. Students...
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fao-6-9-syrians-still-uncertain-about-next-meal Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the war, two UN agencies warned. The latest Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) conducted by...
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best-tribute-to-mandela-are-actions-that-improve-the-world-un-chief TEHRAN, 18 July 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2017, said the best tribute we can pay this great man is not words or in ceremonies, but actions that improve our world. The full text of his message reads: Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the...
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fao-improves-livelihoods-of-234,000-syrians In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost thanks to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Syria Veterinary Medical Association. According to a press...
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