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why,-more-than-ever,-un-peacekeeping-needs-global-support   By Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations   Eighteen months ago, Bentiu, like most towns in South Sudan, was bustling with the restlessness of markets, people trading and children going to school.  UNMISS, the UN Mission in South Sudan, was busy supporting...
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students-from-meimeh-azad-university-visited-unic 28 May 2015- Tehran -- A group of some 55 law students from Meimeh Branch of the Islamic Azad University in Meimeh in the Isfahan Province, visited UNIC Tehran and participated in a UN4U session at UNIC Library on 28 May 2015. UNIC National Information Officer Mr. Mohammad Moghadam briefed the students and their...
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un-resident-coordinator-supports-mustseeiran-campaign 28 May 2015- #MustSeeIran campaign showcases Iran’s tourist attractions, culture and traditions.  This campaign aims to change the misconceptions about Iran and show the world the true image of Iran.   Ali Araghchi started the campaign on Twitter.  Iranian social media users soon began to share their images of Iran’s...
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the-time-for-courage-and-vision-for-middle-east-peace-is-now   By Jeffrey Feltman   The search for peace in the Middle East is, once again, at a crossroads.  Negotiations on the two-State solution have stalled.  The region, meanwhile, is threatened by violent confrontation and extremism, potentially throwing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict into greater turmoil.  This difficult landscape...
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more-than-3,300-peacekeepers-have-lost-their-lives-while-serving-under-the-un-flag-ban   TEHRAN, 27 May 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 29 May 2015, while announcing that more than 3,300 peacekeepers have lost their lives while serving under the UN flag, including 126 last year said the risks continue to grow as...
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iranian-peacekeepers-ready-to-serve-un-missions,-anytime,-anywhere—army-colonel 26 May 2015- Qom- Some 70 university students and professors, as well as military and police personnel learned more about UN peacekeepers at a seminar dedicated to the International Day of UN Peacekeepers entitled “Reviewing UN Peacekeepers Operations” at Qom University on 26 May 2015. UNIC National Information Officer...
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un-iran-aparat-channel 26 May 2015 - The United Nations in Iran is pleased to introduce its Aparat channel.  Aparat is a local video sharing channel.     To learn more about our work in Iran and globally, we invite you to view and share our videos.      Click here to access our Aparat channel.     Thanks for watching and...
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united-nations-peacekeepers TEHRAN, 25 May 2015 (UNIC) -- General Assembly resolution 57/129 (2002) designated 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and...
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unesco-supports-information-literacy-workshop-in-tehran On 23-24 May, UNESCO in partnership with the ICT Organization, ICT Research Center, the Ministry of Education and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, held a workshop on Information Literacy for Teachers.   The workshop, which was held at the ICT Research Center, provided an introduction to information...
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united-nations-resident-coordinator-gary-lewis-third-left 23 May 2015- For twelve consecutive years UNIC-Tehran has been coordinating the participation of the UN System at the Tehran International Book Fair. The book fair took place at Imam Khomeini Prayer Ground from May 6-16th 2015 and featured the participation of 65 countries. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated...
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world-education-forum-adopts-declaration-on-thefuture-of-education Incheon, Republic of Korea, 21 May: A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum, which concluded today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Incheon Declaration was welcomed by the global education community, including government ministers from more than 100...
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22-may-2015-message-from-ms-irina-bokova,-director-general-of-unesco,-on-the-occasion-of-international-day-for-biological-diversity In 2015, the International Day for Biological Diversity is dedicated to the theme of ‘Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.’ This corresponds to the Gangwon Declaration on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development, adopted at the 2014 meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity,...
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unesco-marks-world-day-for-cultural-diversity-for-dialogue-and-development 21 May 2015- In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.   The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding...
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un-organizes-workshop-on-sustainable-development-goal’s 20 May 2015- Workshop on new Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG’s) framework for 2015-2030 global planning coordination was organized by Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) on 20 May 2015 at the...
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under-secretary-general-for-humanitarian-affairs-valerie-amos-wraps-up-a-one-day-visit-in-iran 20 May 2015 - Today the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos wrapped-up a one-day visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran.   During her visit USG Amos met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Deputy Foreign Minister...
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students-of-law-at-unic-library May 2015- UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran held a workshop titled “Finding UN information” for eight undergraduate students from Allameh Tabataba'i University, Faculty of Law and Political Science, on 7 May 2015. The students’ professor Dr. Pooria Askari organized the programme and accompanied them. The...
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international-day-of-families-at-today’s-mothers-institute On the occasion of International Day of Families, an NGO called Madaran Emrouz (Today’s Mothers) Institute held a round table discussion on “different needs of families” on 19 May 2015. In an opening statement manager of Madaran Emrouz Ms. Maryam Ahmadi welcomed some 30 NGO members from across Iran participating in the...
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united-nations-under-secretary-general-for-humanitarian-affairs-arrives-in-tehran Tehran, 20 May 2015 (UNIC) – Today the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valerie Amos arrived in Tehran for an official one-day visit.   This is the third official visit of Ms. Amos to the country in her capacity as UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...
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world-education-forum-will-set-roadmap-for-global-education-until-2030 Incheon (Republic of Korea), 19 May - The global education agenda for the next 15 years will be discussed at the World Education Forum 2015 (WEF 2015), which opened today in Incheon, Republic of Korea.  The conference will set out a global roadmap for Education until 2030. The Declaration on Education 2030 to be...
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one-voice-in-the-fight-against-hunger 16 May 2015- “Emarate Massoudieh” or Massoudieh Mansion in downtown Tehran with its impressive façade and beautiful garden was host to a memorable event on Saturday.   Pallett music band, one of WFP’s celebrity supporters in Iran, unveiled its long awaited new album –“Tehran, Smile” in front of some 2,000 eager fans...
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escap’s-economic-and-social-survey-of-asia-and-the-pacific-2015-executive-summary The year 2015 marks a watershed in global policymaking. Building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world is set to adopt sustainable development goals in 2015. Subsuming unattended MDGs, the success of the sustainable development goals will depend on how effectively the Asia-Pacific region makes economic growth...
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information-and-communications-technology-can-help-boost-economy,-protect-environment-ban TEHRAN, 17 May 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, 17 May 2015,said new information and communications technology can help boost the economy and protect the environment.   The full text of his message reads:   This year the...
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un-staff-members-around-the-world-join-un-women’s-heforshe-campaign 13 May 2015 - UN Women staff members have mobilized colleagues throughout the UN system globally, from Brussels to Tehran and beyond, to take part in the organization's new HeForShe campaign. The HeForShe initiative is the first of its kind: a solidarity movement engaging men and boys as advocates for the achievement...
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ministry-of-education-and-unicef-iran-hold-second-workshop-on-measuring-quality-education-in-schools 13 May 2015 - The Ministry of Education(MoE) supported by UNICEF Iran Office held a consultative workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of quality education from May 10th to 13th 2015 in Tehran.    Experts and specialists from the Ministry of Education attended the workshop titled “an M&E Plan for...
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journalism-award-for-the-best-coverage-of-the-united-nations-work-in-i-r-iran The United Nations in the Islamic Republic of Iran is pleased to announce the first Award for the distinguished, outstanding, professional and objective journalistic coverage of the UN’s work in Iran.  This contest is dedicated to commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations.   Submission Guidelines From...
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discriminatory-laws,-practices-have-no-place-in-contemporary-families-ban TEHRAN, 13 May 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Families, 15 May 2015, said discriminatory laws and practices that do not give equal rights to all, and that suppress women’s and children’s rights, have no place in contemporary families, communities, societies and...
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70th-anniversary-of-united-nations-establishment-iran-is-a-founding-member-state-of-the-un 12 May 2015- This year is a special and historic year for the United Nations. The Organization marks 70th anniversary of its establishment. And Iran is one of 51 founding Member States of the United Nations and the country marks 70th anniversary of its membership in the UN. UN Headquarters launched a special...
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joint-workshop-with-islamic-human-rights-commission 12 May 2015- Some 16 lawyers, graduate students of human rights and international law learned more about human rights and how to navigate website of UN and Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) during a workshop organized jointly by the UN Information Center (UNIC) and the Islamic Human Rights...
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unic-tehran-now-has-account-on-aparat-com-persian-language-social-media-channel 11 May 2015- United Nations Information Center in Tehran continues to be proactive in reaching out to its audiences. Recently we started to use APARAT.COM Persian language social media, trying to be closer to Iranian friends, partners and general public. Please visit our APARAT.COM/UNICTEHRAN channel and enjoy...
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un-resident-coordinator’s-exclusive-interview-with-jam-e-jam-daily-newspaper 11 May 2015- Jam-e-Jam Daily Newspaper published an interview with Mr. Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran.   The main focus of the interview was the dust and sand storms in Iran.   Click here to read the interview in Farsi.      The UN in Iran...
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unesco-tehran-cluster-office-and-iran’s-literacy-movement-organization-organise-a-three-day-workshop-on-community-learning-centres-and-mobile-learning-for-literacy 11 May 2015- This morning marked the opening of a three-day workshop organised by the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and Iran’s Literacy Movement Organization (LMO) on “Community Learning Centres and Mobile Learning for Literacy”. The workshop is facilitated by UNESCO’s regional expert on Lifelong Learning, Mr. Ichiro...
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un-iran-honours-life-of-dr-hulki-uz,-unfpa-representative 10 May 2015 “His powerful laughter. His dedication. His friendship. His sense of humour. His smile. His ability to pull people together.”   This is how the UNFPA Representative in Iran for five years, Dr. Hulki Uz will be remembered by his colleagues, friends and government counterparts in the Islamic Republic...
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targeting-civilians-in-worship-places-ignominious,-un-official-says TEHRAN, 10 May 2015 (UNIC) - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš today condemned in the strongest terms the suicide attacks against several mosques in the northern province of Diyala, killing and injuring dozens of worshipers, and presents his heartfelt condolences to...
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united-nations-agencies-participate-in-the-28th-tehran-international-book-fair 7 May 2015- UN’s participation in the Tehran International Book Fair is an unique opportunity not only to get some fresh UN publications and multimedia materials, but also to talk directly to the UN officials about its work in Iran. This year the agencies representing in the UN booth are Food and Agriculture...
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“iran-is-now-in-the-pre-elimination-phase-to-defeat-malaria”-says-un-resident-coordinator 6 May 2015- Commemorating World Malaria Day in the city of Bushehr which is situated in the southwestern part of Iran, the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Gary Lewis said: “Iran is now in the pre-elimination phase to defeat malaria.”   Mr. Lewis made this statement on 6 May...
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the-last-kilometre-is-the-hardest 6 May 2015- “As Iran moves towards total elimination of malaria, the last kilometer will be the hardest,” said UN Resident Coordinator in Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis at the annual celebration by the Iranian Government of the many dedicated professionals and volunteers working to defeat malaria.   The event to...
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6-may-2015-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran-meets-iranian-president-s-chief-of-staff Readout of the meeting between H.E. Dr. Mohammad Nahavandian (President Rouhani’s Chief of Staff) and Mr. Gary Lewis (UN Resident Coordinator)     Cooperation: Both H.E. Dr Nahavandian and Mr. Lewis agreed that significant mutual objectives exist between Iran and the UN, as well as a promising future given new...
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statement-for-the-international-day-of-the-midwife Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund   Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, we stand in solidarity with midwives worldwide and thank them for the life-saving work they do.   There is no stronger testament to their care and commitment than...
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workshop-for-2nd-group-of-azad-university-political-science-students 27 April 2015 - UN Information Center (UNIC) Tehran together with the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Economics, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch held another joint workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 30 students and faculty members of political science on 27 April...
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unesco-organizes-training-workshop-on-unesco-cultural-conventions On 3 May 2015, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office organized a one-day training workshop for government officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance on UNESCO’s Cultural Conventions. In her opening remarks Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director of UNESCO’s Tehran Cluster...
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christiane-amanpour-named-unesco-goodwill-ambassador-for-freedom-of-expression-and-journalist-safety 3 May 2015 - Renowned journalist and CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour today became UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and Journalist Safety in a ceremony at the Organization’s Headquarters in Paris.   The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, named Ms Amanpour “in...
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let-journalism-thrive TEHRAN, 3 May 2015 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in a joint message  on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2015, said freedom of expression and press freedom are not luxury...
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iraqi-civilians-continue-to-pay-a-heavy-price-due-to-terrorism,-violence-and-armed-conflict-unami TEHRAN, 3 May 2015 (UNIC) – According to casualty figures released Saturday by United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 812  Iraqis were killed and another 1,726 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in April 2015*.   The number of civilians killed 535 (including 30 civilian police...
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30-april-2015-message-from-ms-irina-bokova,-director-general-of-unesco,-on-the-occasion-of-international-jazz-day Henri Matisse once defined Jazz as “rhythm and meaning”. Jazz means music at its most creative, its most free. Jazz means diversity at its most varied –- from free jazz, swing and Afro-Cuban jazz to Latin jazz, Indo jazz, acid jazz and jazz rap… each style reflects a rich blend of local, national and regional...
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29-apr-2015-the-real-treasure-of-the-tehran-peace-museum “The real treasure lies in the testimonies of the survivors who still have wisdom – and learning – and experience – to impart.”   April 29th is the United Nations designated Day of Remembrance for Chemical Weapons Victims, which was observed today at theTehran Peace Museum (TPM). A number of distinguished guests,...
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ban-calls-for-common-pledge-to-rid-the-world-of-chemical-weapons,-weapons-of-mass-destruction TEHRAN, 28 April 2015 (UNIC) – United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on Day of Remembrance for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April 2015, called for common pledge to rid the world of chemical weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction.   The full text of his message reads:   This year’s Day of...
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ban-ki-moom-the-secretary-general-message-for-event-marking-the-70th-anniversary-of-the-united-nations It gives me great pleasure to convey my warmest greetings to this event marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.   The United Nations can look back on a proud record of working with many partners to dismantle colonialism, defeat deadly diseases, triumph over apartheid, advance international law, keep the peace in...
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international-recognition-for-tehran’s-eco-schools 26 April 2015- Enthusiasm and youthful energy filled the main auditorium today at Tehran’s Department of the Environment as students and educators from 11 Eco-Schools within Tehran assembled to witness international recognition from the Foundation for Environmental Education for Iran.  This recognition was not only...
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unesco-organizes-capacity-building-workshop-on-management-planning-for-world-heritage-sites-in-iran  Saturday 25 April marked the official opening ceremony of a 10-day Capacity Building Workshop on Management Planning for World Heritage Sites in Iran. The training programme brings together site managers and staff from all 17 World Heritage Sites in Iran and will focus on important topics such as conservation and...
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unesco-representative-visits-birjand-and-attends-second-international-conference-on-human-security-in-west-asia 23 April 2015- Ms. Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of UNESCO’s Tehran Cluster Office visited Birjand on 22-23 April, and attended the Second International Conference on Human Security in West Asia at Birjand University. The first international conference on this topic was organized jointly by the University...
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