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behnam-daheshpour-charity-the-power-of-an-idea 23 April 2015 - It was once said: “Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be.”   When the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran decided to visit Behnam Daheshpour charity for commemoration of World Book and Copyright Day – observed each year on 23rd April – he had one simple idea: to donate some books to the...
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wenhui-文晖-award-for-educational-innovation-2015 Innovations for Skills Development for the Future Call for nominations   A McKinsey report, Education to Employment, highlighted a paradox of two global crises – high youth unemployment rates and shortage of workforce with critical job skills. In 2013, 73.4 million young people were unemployed. At the same time, 58%...
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“nothing-for-us,-without-us”-–-a-model-for-reversing-desertification-in-iran 22 April 2015 - In keeping with current climate change trends, Iran can expect a hotter and drier future that could dramatically affect hundreds of thousands of people, if action isn’t taken immediately. According to national statistics, Iran’s land area is 165 million hectares, 32 million of which is desert. No reliable...
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un-iran-honours-lives-of-unicef-workers-killed-in-somalia-bomb-attack 21 April 2015- The United Nations team in the Islamic Republic of Iran gathered together today outside of the UN Common Premises to lower the UN flag to half-mast and honour the four UN colleagues who were brutally killed by a roadside explosion in Somalia on 20 April.     In the same roadside attack which...
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based-on-lessons-learned-from-rwanda,-un-works-to-prevent-future-genocides-un-official 20 April 2015- TEHRAN – The United Nations has done much to learn from the past and it is working worldwide to try to prevent genocide in the future, said UN Resident Coordinator Gary Lewis here on Monday. Addressing a seminar marking the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, he added that from these...
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build-a-sustainable,-resilient-future-for-mother-earth-ban TEHRNA, 22 April 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Mother Earth Day, 22 April 2015  called for building a sustainable and resilient future – both for Mother Earth and all those that development has until now left behind.   The full text of his message reads:   The word...
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13th-un-crime-congress-closes-with-vow-to-implement-doha-declaration-for-crime’s-victims TEHRAN, 20 April 2015 (UNIC)—In closing the 13th Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha on Sunday, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov, said that the event had set a very high bar for the future, and that the key task now was to turn the Congress’s Declaration into action....
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un-resident-coordinator-at-tedxkish-“an-angry-environment-–-the-greatest-threat-to-future-human-security” 19 April 2015- Gary Lewis, the UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran at TEDxKish said: “An angry environment is the greatest threat to future human security.”   Delivering a TED talk on Kish Island, Mr. Lewis focused on the idea of human security which seeks to shift focus beyond the traditional...
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unesco-creative-cities-network 19 April 2015- The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to foster international cooperation with and between cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 69 cities from 32 countries that currently form this fast growing network work together...
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azad-univ-political-science-students-at-un-conference-room 16 April 2015 - UN Information Center (UNIC) Tehran together with the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Economics, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch held a joint workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 25 students of political science accompanied by their 2 professors namely...
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un-resident-coordinator-in-iran-to-deliver-a-talk-at-tedx-kish TEHRAN, 15 April 2015 (UNIC) –UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Gary Lewis will deliver a talk during the TEDxKish (17-18 April) in Kish Island.   The talk will attempt to reframe the way people see challenges from the environment as human security issues.  The title will be Human Security and our...
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iran-reviews-its-emergency-operation-plan-for-nutrition-with-unicef-support 14- April 2015- Iran’s Ministry of Health held a one day consultative session on Nutrition in Emergencies on Tuesday 14th April in Tehran supported by UNICEF Iran office. The session was part of a one week mission to Iran by an International Expert on Nutrition in Emergencies recruited by UNICEF, Dr. Douglas...
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human-rights,-rule-of-law-vital-for-sustainable-development,-ban-tells-un-crime-congress   TEHRAN, 13 April 2015 (UNIC) – Kicking off the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, Qatar, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon along with several other top UN officials Monday spotlighted the critical connection between rule of law and sustainable development. “All societies need fair...
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nomination-call-for-un-nelson-mandela-prize-2015   TEHRAN, 13 April 2015 (UNIC) -- The first UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize has opened the call for nominations. The prize recognizes the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity in the promotion of reconciliation and social cohesion, and in community development, guided by the purposes and...
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unesco-celebrates-the-iranian-women’s-day 12 April 2015- On Sunday 12 April, UNESCO in collaboration with Sa’adabad Historical and Cultural Complex and the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office celebrated the Iranian Women’s Day.   The joyous event consisted of a series of speeches on the role of women in different aspects of life, as well as cultural...
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women’s-empowerment-and-the-role-of-men 12 April 2015- Every year on the occasion of the birth of Hazrat Fatima Zahra, Iranians celebrate their National Women’s Day.   To mark the Iranian Women’s Day on 12th April an event was jointly organized and hosted by UNESCO and Sa’dabad Cultural and Historical Complex.   During the event Mr. Gary Lewis United...
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from-drug-addiction-to-top-flight-rugby-the-therapeutic-power-of-social-integration 9 April 2015- Drug use often results in lassitude and some may have the improper opinion that strength and coordination is alien to people who once abused drugs. The Non Government Organisation (NGO) "Congress 60" has cherished the therapeutic effects of sports in the process of drug treatment and rehabilitation...
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raising-a-child-highly-desired,-highly-expensive 8 April 2015- In 2014, in line with the new population decrees addressed by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Statistical Research and Training Center of the Statistical Center of Iran in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and the UN's Population Fund- UNFPA...
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8-apr-2015-our-collective-responsibility-to-ensure-food-safety-for-all-in-iran By: Mr. Serge R. Nakouzi, Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to the Islamic Republic of Iran (FAO) and to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)   As countries throughout the world celebrated ‘World Health Day’ on 7 April under the slogan ‘from farm to plate, make...
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13th-un-congress-on-crime-prevention-and-criminal-justice-to-be-held-in-doha   TEHRAN, 8 April 2015 (UNIC) -- The Thirteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice is hosted by the Government of Qatar and will take place in Doha from 12-19 April 2015.   The theme of the Thirteenth Congress is “Integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations...
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today-marks-world-health-day 7 April 2015- Each year, the global community observes World Health Day on 7th April.   The day marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948.  On this day the UN draws attention to a public health problem of global proportions and what needs to be done to address it.   This...
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world-health-day-from-farm-to-plate,-make-food-safe 7 April 2015- New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to WHO, which next week is dedicating its annual World Health Day to the issue of food safety.   World...
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take-timely-action-to-prevent-atrocity-crimes-ban   TEHRAN, 7 April 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, 7 April 2015, appealed to the international community to do more than just speak about atrocity crimes and then fail to take timely action to prevent them.   The full text...
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finding-un-information-workshop-for-the-interpol-national-central-bureau-for-iran-and-police-commanders UN Information Centre (UNIC) in cooperation with the INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau for Iran held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 40 police commanders on 9 March 2015. At the opening of the session the Deputy of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau for Iran, Colonel Mokhtari...
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from-farm-to-plate-make-food-safe   TEHRAN, 6 April 2015 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Health Day, 7 April 2015, while announcing that contaminated food is responsible for more than 200 diseases said all people have a role to play in keeping food safe – from farm to plate.   The full text of his message...
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997-iraqis-were-killed-in-iraq-during-march-2015-un TEHRAN, 5 April 2015 (UNIC) – According to casualty figures recently released by United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 997 Iraqis were killed and another 2,172 were injured in acts of terrorism and violence in March*. The number of civilians killed was 729 (including 42 civilian police), and the number of...
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opportunity-to-win-20,000ep-euro-award-from-the-unhate-foundation The United Nations Department of Public Information, in cooperation with the UNHATE Foundation, launched the UNHATE NEWS initiative as part of its efforts to create a world without hate and where human rights are recognized.  As a powerful and thought provoking digital initiative, its objective is to invite people to create news...
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4-apr-2015-un-chief-welcomes-accord-on-iran’s-nuclear-programme On 2nd April, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the team of international negotiators and Iran on achieving a political framework that paves the way for an historic comprehensive joint plan of action on Iran’s nuclear programme to be achieved by 30 June. “That comprehensive agreement will...
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support-mine-action-through-financial-contributions,-political-support-un-chief   TEHRAN, 4 April 2015 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, 4 April 2015, urged the UN Member States to stay committed to the cause of mine action through financial contributions and political support.   The full text of his...
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united-nations-launches-a-new-web-portal-to-commemorate-70th-anniversary-of-the-united-nations www.un.org/un70 - Is an important new element in the commemoration of the United Nations’ 70th anniversary.   It was launched yesterday, 25 March 2015, by the United Nations Department of Public Information.   This web portal www.un.org/un70, is in all six official languages. This site has been designed and structured to reflect...
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the-secretary-general-message-on-the-40th-anniversary-of-the-entry-into-force-of-the-biological-weapons-convention 26 March 2015- Today marks the fortieth anniversary of the entry into force of the Biological Weapons Convention, the first multilateral disarmament treaty to ban an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. Over the past four decades, the Biological Weapons Convention has made an important contribution towards collective...
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“we-have-the-opportunity-to-end-this-epidemic”-says-un-secretary-general-on-world-tb-day 24 March marks World Tuberculosis (TB) Day.   There has been tremendous progress in recent years, and the world is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal of reversing the spread of TB by 2015.  But this is not enough.  In 2013, globally, 9 million people fell ill with TB and 1.5 million...
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unesco-press-release-urgent-need-to-manage-water-more-sustainably,-says-un-report Paris/New Delhi, 20 March – The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, “Water for a Sustainable World”, to be launched on 20...
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“in-thirsty-iran,-a-hunt-for-solutions-to-a-shrinking-salt-lake” 22 March marks World Water Day.   In commemoration of the day, the Christian Science Monitorpublished an in-depth article on the situation of Lake Urmia – situated in northwest of Iran.   “Iran's largest salt lake has shrunk by 90 percent over the last decade, one of many endangered water resources. Iran is...
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unesco-director-general,-irina-bokova-peace,-solidarity,-reconciliation-and-good-neighborliness-the-fundamental-values-of-nowruz 20 March 2015- The Director General of the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova calls all to embrace the values of Nowruz and carry forward its message of peace, harmony, tolerance and reconciliation.   The full text of her message is as it follows:  Message from Ms Irina...
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nowruz,-an-opportunity-to-celebrate-cultural-diversity,-dialogue-and-mutual-respect-un-chief TEHRAN, 19 March 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Nowruz, 21 March 2015, said Nowruz is a wonderful opportunity for people to join together to celebrate cultural diversity, dialogue and mutual respect.   The full text of his message reads:   The annual...
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call-for-proposals-for-the-international-fund-for-the-promotion-of-culture-ifpc-is-now-open 19 March 2015- The International Fund for the Promotion of Culture was established in November 1974 at the 18th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in order to give 'greater prominence to culture in the development of individuals and societies and of strengthening international cultural cooperation,' as well as to...
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iran,-japan-and-the-un-combine-forces-to-preserve-lake-urmia 18 March 2015- Building on a first phase which piloted successful water-saving measures to restore Lake Urmia, the Governments of Iran, Japan and the United Nations today signed into effect a project extension which will add another US$ 1 million to the combined effort.   Speaking at the ceremony, UN Resident...
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unesco-tehran-cluster-office-organizes-media-event-to-promote-the-unesco-asia-pacific-awards-for-cultural-heritage-conservation 16 March 2015- “Throughout Asia and the Pacific, cultural heritage sites are under threat. As heritage buildings and properties are often in private ownership, the role of private individuals and institutions in protecting these vulnerable sites is paramount. Recognizing this, UNESCO seeks to encourage private sector...
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unesco-tehran-cluster-office-organizes-media-event-to-promote-the-unesco-asia-pacific-awards-for-cultural-heritage-conservation-2 15 March 2015- The fourth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened the call for nominations.   The prize is awarded every two years and recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices...
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un-resident-coordinator’s-exclusive-interview-with-asia-daily-newspaper 15 March 2015- Asia 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 key development achievements of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in Iran.   Click here to read the first part...
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concept-of-national-security-is-as-important-as-observing-human-rights-iranian-professor TEHRAN-An Iranian professor of international law said that in the contemporary world, the concept of national security and independence is as important as observing human rights. “In the past, the concept of national security was defined with ideas such as safeguarding national borders, independence, nonintervention in...
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unesco-marks-the-national-week-of-natural-resources-in-iran-with-the-university-college-of-agriculture-and-natural-resources 12 March 2015- The National Week of Natural Resources was celebrated on 10 March at the University College of Agriculture & Natural Resources of the University of Tehran. Several university professors spoke about the importance of the environment and the protection of natural resources and biodiversity.   Ms....
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forests-vital-to-protecting-iran’s-natural-resources-given-the-challenges-of-climate-change By: Serge R. Nakouzi Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to the Islamic Republic of Iran and to the Economic Cooperation Organization This week marks the national Week of Natural Resources in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The designation of this week and its celebration...
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disability-association-of-tavana-in-qazvin-commemorates-international-women’s-day 10 March 2015- Qazvin -- Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) in Qazvin city (west of Tehran) in partnership with the UN Information Center (UNIC) Tehran, commemorated International Women’s Day at the Association’s premises on 10 March 2015. Some 50 mothers who have children with disability, students with disabilities...
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unesco-celebrates-international-women’s-day-in-tehran 11 March 2015- The Iranian National Commission for UNESCO organized an expert meeting on “Women, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development” on the occasion of International Women’s Day.   The event was attended by Dr. Aminzadeh, Iran’s Vice President for Legal Affairs and several highly accomplished female...
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un-resident-coordinator’s-exclusive-interview-with-tehran-times-newspaper 10 march 2015- Tehran Times Newspaper published an in-depth interview with Mr. Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran.   The topics of discussion: Iran’s environmental challenges, drug control, status of refugees, Non-Communicable Diseases, poverty reduction and disaster risk...
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fao-representative-echoes-supreme-leader’s-call-for-protecting-natural-resources-of-iran 10 March 2015- At a tree-planting ceremony held on Tuesday (10 March 2015) in Tehran under the title “Birthday of the Earth”, the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to Iran emphasized the importance of adhering to the call made by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic...
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students-from-tehran-university-broaden-their-knowledge-of-the-un 8 March 2015- Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran in cooperation with the UN Information Centre (UNIC) organized a workshop on finding UN information and documentation for some 25 students on 8 March 2015. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami addressed the participants on how to retrieve UN...
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ministry-of-education-and-unicef-iran-office-launch-training-on-minimum-standards-of-education-in-emergencies 8 March 2015- “Disasters and emergencies can strike anywhere, at any time. As gloomy as this may be, we must remember that there is much we can do to plan for disasters, to mitigate the risk, to protect the safety of students and teachers, and to ensure that schools recover quickly. The key, though, is timing." This...
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