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facing-global-challenges,-finding-hope-in-youth TEHRAN, 16 February 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his speech delivered at Cairo University on Wednesday underlined the importance of young people in addressing the challenges confronting the contemporary world, including those to peace, impacts of climate change and growing inequalities.   “The best...
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together,-we-can-make-the-world-a-happier-place TEHRAN, 15 February 2017 (UNIC) – “The Small Smurfs Big Goals Campaign” runs from 15 February-20 March 2017 in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), culminating with the International Day of Happiness on 20 March. The campaign hashtag #SmallSmurfsBigGoals focuses on the important message that all of us can help accomplish...
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“private-sector-–-and-corporate-social-responsibility-–-key-in-achieving-the-2030-agenda” 15 February marks International Childhood Cancer Day. To commemorate the day, Mahak – a non-profit, non-political, and non-governmental charity organization which supports children suffering from cancer – hosted an event entitled “4th International Congress of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)” focusing on Sustainable Development. The...
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unesco-participates-in-consultative-meeting-on-sustainable-tourism-for-development The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, recalling the potential of tourism to advance the universal 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Within that framework, the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and...
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unesco-supports-30th-khwarizmi-international-award On 13 February 2017, the Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Dr. Farhadi, presented the 30th Kharazmi International Award to this year’s distinguished laureates. The Kharazmi International Award, administered by the Iranian Research Organisation for Science and Technology (IROST), was created in 1987. Since its...
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statement-on-the-attack-against-the-ihec-electoral-office-in-basra TEHRAN, 13 February 2017 – UNAMI condemns the attack that took place early morning on Sunday, 12 February against the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Governorate Electoral Office in Basra, in which unknown gunmen fired gunshots at the facility. The use of force and any threats of violence against IHEC and its staff are not...
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un-statement-on-the-violent-demonstrations-in-baghdad  TEHRAN, 12 February 2017 (UNIC) – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq is concerned that demonstrations in Baghdad yesterday resulted in casualties among protestors but, as reported, also among security forces. UNAMI notes the statement of Prime Minister Abadi in which he affirmed the right of citizens to demonstrate...
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formula-1-tv-show-interview-with-the-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran-part-3 The host of the TV show Formula 1 – broadcasted from IRIB1 – recently sat with the UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis for a friendly interview. The focus of the interview was Mr. Lewis’ experience about living in Iran. The interview was divided into different segments and today the third part of the...
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members-of-bar-association-from-alborz-province-navigate-the-un-online UN Information Center briefed members of the Alborz Bar Association on how to find UN information and documentation on UN websites. The workshop took place on 7 February 2017 at the UN Office for some 20 advocates mostly from Karaj city, from the Alborz Province. “Promoting the rule of law at the national and international levels is at...
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fao-global-sugar-and-cereals-prices-climb-in-january The FAO Food Price Index rose notably in January, led by sugar and cereals, even as global markets remain well supplied. According to a press release published by the Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 percent in...
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a-continent-of-hope  By United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Far too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems.  When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and vast potential.  I am committed to building on those strengths and establishing a higher platform of cooperation between the United Nations and the...
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un-calls-on-parties-to-take-urgent-measures-to-halt-civilian-casualties,-as-numbers-for-2016-reach-record-high Tehran, 7 February 2017 – The United Nations called on all warring parties in Afghanistan to take urgent steps to halt the killing and maiming of civilians, as a new UN report issued Monday recorded the highest ever number of civilian casualties in a single year, including record figures for children killed and injured in 2016. The report...
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students-in-qom-city-learn-more-about-un 6 February 2017 - Mofid University Human Rights Centre and UN Information Center (UNIC) Tehran on 6 February 2017 held a series of outreach activities aimed to raise awareness on UN and Sustainable Development Goals. During workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” more than 45 graduate students of the international law and...
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navigating-information-on-peace-and-security-through-the-un-website In a joint event held by the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) and United Nations Information Center (UNIC)-Tehran, some 14 graduate students were briefed about retrieving the UN-related information and documentation. The discussion focused on peace and security and it was held on 2 February 2017 at the UN building.   Finding...
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experts-from-statistical-centre-of-iran-learn-more-about-un-website-and-sdgs United Nations Information Centre per request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ School of International Relations held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for experts of Statistical Centre of Iran at the UN building on 31 January 2017. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami elaborated on some basic...
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kubiš-briefs-security-council-daesh-days-numbered-but-tough-fight-ahead,-urges-international-support TEHRAN, 5 February 2017 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Mr. Ján Kubiš briefed the UN Security Council on the situation in Iraq on 02 February 2017, foreseeing the inevitable demise of Daesh’s so-called caliphate but warning that a tough fight lies ahead as Iraqi security forces advance...
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1,327-iraqis-were-killed,-injured-by-terrorists-in-january-2017 TEHRAN, 5 February 2017 – A total of 403 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 924 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).   The number of civilians killed in January (not including police)...
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un-chief-calls-for-global-action-against-female-genital-mutilation TEHRAN, 5 February 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2017 said called for global action against this heinous human rights violation. The full text of his message reads: Female genital mutilation denies women...
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“together-for-sdgs”-campaign-at-the-35th-fajr-film-festival The United Nations Information Centre in Tehran is proud to cooperate with the 35th Fajr Film Festival, in line with actions to support efforts of the Islamic Republic of Iran authorities on promotion and achievement of SDGs in Iran towards 2030. Film industry and media professionals as well as cinemagoers are kindly requested to...
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iranist-interview-with-un-resident-coordinator The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Iran spoke to The Iranist about climate change, preservation efforts to save Lake Urmia, and what might surprise you about the Islamic Republic. THE IRANIST: You’ve worked in numerous countries before arriving in Tehran, what surprised you most about Iran? GARY LEWIS: The first surprise that hits...
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role-of-wetlands-in-safeguarding-food-security-op-ed-by-serge-nakouzi-fao-representative-in-iran On the 2nd of February 1971, the international Convention on Wetlands was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar. As we commemorate today the forty-sixth anniversary of the adoption of the convention, it is noteworthy that the wetlands in the country which first drew global attention to the need to safeguard these important geographic land...
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formula-1-tv-show-interview-with-the-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran-part-2 The host of the TV show Formula 1 – broadcasted from IRIB1 – recently sat with the UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis for a friendly interview. The focus of the interview was Mr. Lewis’ experience about living in Iran. The first part was broadcasted on 18 January. The second part of the interview...
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unesco-attends-17th-wftga-convention-in-tehran The 17th Convention of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) is taking place in Tehran from 28 January to 1 February. The opening ceremony on 28 January was attended by H.E. President Rouhani, H.E. Vice-President Ahmadipour, Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization and other dignitaries....
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unesco-kicks-off-3-day-training-workshop-for-museum-managers On 29 January, UNESCO kicked off a three-day capacity building workshop on the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, with a focus on documentation and inventorying at museums. The workshop was organized jointly with the Iranian Cultural...
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no-room-for-intolerance-in-the-21st-century-un-chief TEHRAN, 26 January 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, 27 January 2017, said after the horrors of the 20th century, there should be no room for intolerance in the 21st. The full text of his message reads: Today,...
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unesco-organizes-a-consultative-expert-meeting-on-development-of-a-national-plan-of-action-to-introduce-ict-accessibility-for-persons-with-disabilities On 24 January 2017, UNESCO embarked on a two-day consultative expert meeting on the development of a national policy to introduce ICT accessibility for persons with disabilities. The meeting was a joint initiative of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and the Iranian National Commission of UNESCO. It brought together experts and...
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unesco-representative-discusses-cooperation-in-culture-and-tourism-with-vice-president-ahmadipour On 23 January 2017, Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, met with H.E. Ms. Zara Ahmadipour, Vice-President and Head of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation (ICHHTO). The two parties discussed the ongoing cooperation between ICHHTO and UNESCO in the...
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promotion-of-peace,-culture-of-peace,-moral-and-intellectual-solidarity Tehran – Some 45 professors, intellectuals, researchers, students and civil society activists from the NGO “Ambassadors of Peace and Friendship Association”, with support of the National Commission of UNESCO and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) learned more about peace, culture of peace, moral and intellectual solidarity at...
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experts-discuss-the-new-urban-agenda-of-habitat-iii-conference TEHRAN- An expert meeting for discussing the achievements of The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, which took place in Quito, Ecuador from 17-20 October 2016, was held at the Association of Iranian Architects on 17 January 2017. The meeting was held by UN HABITAT Office in Tehran with...
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formula-1-tv-show-interview-with-the-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran The host of the TV show Formula 1 – broadcasted from IRIB1 – recently sat with the UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis for a friendly interview. The focus of the interview was Mr. Lewis’ experience about living in Iran. The interview has been divided into different segments, the first of which was...
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diversity-‘is-richness,-not-a-threat,’-un-chief-guterres-tells-forum-on-combatting-anti-muslim-discrimination TEHRAN, 18 January 2017 (UNIC) – In a message to an event spotlighting the growing challenges of anti-Muslim discrimination as well as hatred in various contexts, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for drawing strength from the principles of inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding to recognize the value of...
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un-supports-implementation-of-jcpoa TEHRAN, 17 January 2017 (UNIC) -- Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq said at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday that the United Nations welcomes the first anniversary of the achievement of “Implementation Day” under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (or JCPOA), which marked a significant milestone in the...
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iranian-photographer-wins-unicef-photo-of-the-year Each year, UNICEF Germany grants the “UNICEF Photo of the Year Award” to photos and photo series that best depict the personality and living conditions of children worldwide in an outstanding manner. Here are the winner 2016. Arez Ghaderi, Iran Iran: Defending the right to smile Smiling against all odds. A brave smile, maybe even a moment...
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call-for-entries-through-young-eyes-photo-competition-for-un-world-wildlife-day-2017 Geneva, 14 January 2017 – The United Nations World Wildlife Day 2017 (WWD2017) will be celebrated on 3 March under the theme “Listen to the young voices”. The CITES Secretariat, as the facilitator for the global celebration of the Day, launched today a photo competition for the youth around the world titled “Through young eyes”. CITES...
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undp-expert-supports-iran-in-preparation-for-forthcoming-sustainable-development-goals-report-in-un-new-york Following its decision to deliver its own self-assessment report, in July 2017, on progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Iran has engaged in consultations on the way in which the report will be prepared. On 9 January, here in Tehran, Iran’s National Committee on Sustainable Development (NCSD) – the entity overseeing...
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finding-un-information-and-documentation-on-women-issues United Nations Information Centre in cooperation with Iranian Association of Women’s Studies (IAWS) held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” with focus on women issues for some 25 participants at the UN building on 9 January 2017. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami elaborated on some basic facts about...
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school-students-holding-model-united-nations Some 25 selected students from Rah-e-Roshd Educational Complex, Allameh Tabatabaei High School and Alzahra University in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran and Department of Environment (DoE) held a Model United Nations (MUN) conference on the subject of Basel Convention: Controlling transboundary...
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action-to-counter-violence-against-women-and-girls-in-iran TEHRAN – The National Conference on "Violence against Women: Challenges and Solutions" was held in Tehran this week. One objective was to give a push to the Bill on violence against women and girls (VAW) now being finalized for submission to the national parliament (Majlis). The conference took place in Shahid Beheshti University on...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-via-skype-for-members-of-materials-and-energy-research-centre TEHRAN - UNIC NIO Mohammad Moghadam briefed via Skype some 60 members of Materials and Energy Research Centre (MERC) in Karaj (Capital of the Alborze Province) on the UN, its history and main organs as well as some UN agencies stationed in Iran on 4 January 2017. He also answered the participants’ questions.   Members of MERC...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-district-5-of-tehran-municipality-volunteers A group of some 15 volunteers along with Manager for Disaster Management Headquarters and Deputy Mayor of District 5 of Tehran Municipality, Mr. Mohammad Baqer Hosseinian and In Charge of Training Office of District 5, Mr. Hossein Mansouri were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information...
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un-envoy-in-iraq-strongly-condemns-baghdad-bombings TEHRAN, 3 January 2017 (UNIC) – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned Monday’s triple bombings in Baghdad in which large numbers of civilians were killed and injured. “This is outrageous. Terrorists of Daesh who are steadily losing ground in Iraq are now trying...
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terrorists-killed,-wounded-1,452-iraqis-in-december-2016 Tehran, 3 January 2017 – A total of 386 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 1,066 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in December (not including police)...
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antónio-guterres-biography TEHRAN, 2 January 2017 (UNIC) -- António Guterres, the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, took office on 1st January 2017. Having witnessed the suffering of the most vulnerable people on earth, in refugee camps and in war zones, the Secretary-General is determined to make human dignity the core of his work, and to serve as a peace...
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the-appeal-for-peace-by-un’s-new-sg-antonio-guterres TEHRAN, 1 January 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, at UN Headquarters in New York on Sunday, appealed to all people to join him in committing to peace, today and every day. The full text of his New Year’s Appeal reads: On my first day as Secretary-General of the United Nations, one question weighs heavily...
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photo-competition-on-intangible-cultural-heritage TEHRAN 28 December 2016 (UNIC) – In order to promote the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and introduce its instances to wider groups of people in the area of west and central Asia, Regional Research Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia (Tehran ICH Centre) under the auspices of United...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-shahid-beheshti-university-students A group of some 13 political science students from Shahid Beheshti University were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UNIC library on 19 December 2016. He also answered the participants’ questions. Copies of the Persian version of UN System Chart, UDHR and UN Charter...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-students-of-school-of-international-relations TEHRAN - A group of some 32 political science students from Foreign Ministry’s School of International Relations (SIR) were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as UN founds, programmes and specialized agencies stationed in the Islamic Republic of Iran and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by UNIC National Information...
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human-solidarity-builds-lives-of-dignity-for-all-–-un-chief TEHRAN, 20 December 2016 (UNIC) –United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Human Solidarity Day, 20 December 2016, emphasized on the role of human solidarity in building lives of dignity for all on a healthy planet. The full text of his message reads: The world has achieved significant progress in human...
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unicef-turns-70 This year marked UNICEF's 70th anniversary. The above video was released on the occasion of UNICEF's 70 years of inspring hope for children all over the world.   This year marked UNICEF's 70th anniversary. The above video was released on the occasion of UNICEF's 70 years of inspring hope for children all over the world....
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human-rights-day-commemorated TEHRAN-Human Rights Day was commemorated at conference room of the Islamic Human Rights Commission of Iran (IHRCI) on Monday 12 December 2016. The theme of the conference was that all human beings are equal and their rights and freedoms at national and international levels must be defended. The ceremony began by the Secretary of the IHRCI...
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