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17-november-2014-graduate-students-continue-navigating-the-un-online The second session of the joint workshops between Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) and United Nations Information Center (UNIC) was held on 17 November with the participation of some 20 Ph.D. and master’s degree students at the UN Conference Room.   International law was the main focus of this session of “Finding UN information and Documentation” workshop...
improved-sanitation-would-help-1-25-b-women,-girls-to-enjoy-greater-health—un-chief TEHRAN, 18 November 2014 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Toilet Day, 19 November 2014,said improved sanitation would help 1.25 billion women and girls to enjoy greater health and increased safety.   The full text of his message reads:   One out of three women around the world lack access to safe toilets.  As a result they face disease,...
17-nov-2014-on-the-international-day-for-tolerance-unesco-pays-tribute-to-nelson-mandela On the 16th of November, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office celebrated the International Day of Tolerance as part of a series of events to mark UNESCO’s 70th anniversary. During the event, which took place in the cinema hall of Mellat Museum in Sa’adabad Historical and Cultural Complex, the UNESCO Representative paid tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Ms. Kuisch...
17-nov-2014-the-first-work-shop-on-energy-efficiency-policies,-has-been-held The first work shop on energy efficiency policy support has been held. This workshop was organized by United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO) with cooperation of IFCO at UNIDO's office in Iran. Industrial energy experts, policy makers, managers, oil and power ministries, research centers, executive agencies and surveillance organizations as the participants of this work...
17-nov-2014-fao-addresses-water-scarcity-challenges-in-south-west-iran Experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concluded their six-day mission (lasting from 10 to 16 November 2014) to Iran, which included a field visit project sites in Khuzestan Province, within the framework of a regional water management project in the lower Mesopotamia countries covering Iran, Iraq and Syria. During the field visit, the FAO...
17-nov-2014-breastfeeding The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realised. UNICEF has been working in Iran since the early 1950s. Evidence shows that breastfed children have at least six times greater chance of survival in the early months than non-breastfed children. Breastfeeding, together with complementary feeding is...
16-nov-2014-un4u-and-briefing-session-for-teachers UNIC NIO Moghadam briefed some 16 teachers from Tehran on UN’s history and major organs as well as the MDGs at UN conference room on Thursday 13 November 2014. He also briefed them on UN agencies stationed in Tehran and UNIC Tehran’s activities and services which were followed by a question and answer session. Copies of the Persian versions of Basic Facts about the UN, MDGs...
combat-fear,-hatred-and-extremism-with-dialogue,-understanding-and-mutual-respect-ban TEHRAN, 16 November 2014 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Tolerance, 16 November 2014, called on all people and governments to actively combat fear, hatred and extremism with dialogue, understanding and mutual respect.   The full text of his message reads:   We live in an era of rising and violent extremism, radicalism and...
road-traffic-crashes-kill-500-children-each-day-un-chief TEHRAN, 16 November 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message  on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 16 November 2014, said road traffic crashes kill 500 children each day as they travel to and from school, playgrounds and the homes of family and friends.   The full text of his message reads:   I am continually inspired by the potential of youth to...
10-november-2014—-enhancing-awareness-about-the-un-a-joint-endeavor-by-iauns-and-unic In a joint event held by the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) and United Nations Information Center (UNIC)-Iran, 25 Ph.D. and Master’s degree students were briefed about retrieving the UN-related information and documentation.   In the first session held on 10 November, UNIC Reference Assistant, Nazanin Ghaemmaghami addressed the students on how to search...
13-nov-2014-food-systems-in-vietnam,-world-food-day-2013 The vision of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is a world free of hunger and malnutrition. It is one where food and agriculture contribute to improving living standards for everyone. A Vietnamese model of a sustainable food system encompasses tradition and technology to develop an integrated system that has provided healthy food to Vietnam's...
12-nov-2014-afghan-opium-crop-cultivation-rises-seven-per-cent-in-2014-while-opium-production-could-climb-by-as-much-as-17-per-cent Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose seven per cent from 209,000 hectares in 2013 to 224,000 hectares, according to the 2014 Afghanistan Opium Survey released today in Vienna and Kabul by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Meanwhile, opium production may potentially increase 17 per cent, with yields estimated...
diabetes-affects-more-than-350-m-people-worldwide   TEHRAN, 13 November 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2014, while announcing that diabetes affects more than 350 million people in the world called for practicing healthy living for all.   The full text of his message reads:   As the world rightly copes with infectious diseases such as influenza, malaria and, especially...
10-nov-2014-fao-highlights-reliable-data-as-crucial-for-sustainable-agriculture-development-in-eco-region At the opening session of a Regional Training Workshop on the FAO CountrySTAT being held at the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) headquarters today in Tehran, the FAO Representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran underscored that timely and reliable agricultural sector data is crucial for agriculture policy formulation and the promotion of sustainable agriculture...
10-nov-2014-unesco-tehran-cluster-office-celebrates-world-science-day-for-peace-and-development In support of UNESCO’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office in cooperation with the Iranian Association for the Popularization of Sciences and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO organized an event on the occasion of World Science Day for Peace and Development to highlight the organization’s scientific achievements over the past 70 years. The...
quality-science-education-a-pillar-for-a-more-sustainable-future-unesco-chief   TEHRAN, 11 November 2014 (UNIC)-- Director-General of UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova in her message on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development, 10 November 2014, called for investment on quality science education as a pillar for a more sustainable future.   The full text of her message reads:   More than ever, in this new age of limited resources, we need to nurture...
10-nov-2014-fao-experts-visit-iran-to-address-regional-water-management-issues Experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) arrived in Tehran today for a six-day mission (lasting from 10 to 16 November 2014) being carried out within the framework of a regional water management project that is being executed by the Organization in Iran, Iraq and Syria to promote the development of sustainable water management capacities in...
30-oct-2014-president-of-unesco’s-general-conference,-mr-ping-hao,-visits-unesco-tehran-cluster-office Mr. Ping HAO, President of UNESCO’s General Conference, visited Iran from 22-26 October. The President was accompanied by Mr Yue DU, Secretary-General of the National Commission of China for UNESCO; Mr Yubiao SHEN, Personal Assistant of Mr Ping HAO as Vice-Minister of Education of China; and Ms Catherine THIOUNN, Assistant to the President of the General Conference. The main...
9-nov-2014-the-un-in-iran-key-development-achievements-and-results-drug-reduction-control   The impact of drug production, trafficking and abuse in Iran is considerable. Of primary concern are opiates – including opium and heroin – and methamphetamines, particularly ‘crystal meth.’ Drugs cause adverse effects on public health, including drug-related morbidity and mortality, and the associated risk of drug dependency and HIV infection. Another cost is the burden on...
families-and-schools-together-fast-at-country-level   TEHRAN, 9 November 2014 (UNIC)— Today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran in collaboration with the Drug Control Headquarters of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ministry of Education and State Welfare Organization commenced implementation of Families and Schools Together (FAST) Programme. This programme is being implemented at...
6-nov-2014-the-un-in-iran-key-development-achievements-and-results-natural-disaster-management   Iran is home to 34 of the world’s 43 known natural disasters. In 2013, more than 200 earthquakes with a magnitude above four on the Richter scale shook Iran. In the same year, four major earthquakes in Southern Iran claimed the lives of 76 people and left another 997 with injuries. In all cases, the humanitarian impact was minimal due to low population density of the...
6-nov-2014-the-un-in-iran-key-development-achievements-and-results-environment   Dangers and threats, arising from a drier, warmer Iran – and the need to both mitigate and adapt to this future reality – remain one of Iran’s major human security challenges of the future. Iran, like many countries rich in natural resources, has used a development approach, which has overburdened the use of its non-renewable resources and under-invested in its renewable...
on-int’l-day,-ban-calls-for-protection-of-environment-from-impacts-of-war   TEHRAN, 5 November 2014 (UNIC)—UN secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of The Environment In War and Armed Conflict, 6 November 2014,  underlined the need to protect the environment from the impacts of war, and to prevent future conflicts over natural resources.   The full text of his message reads:   The environment...
3-nov-2014-the-un-in-iran-key-development-achievements-and-results-poverty-reduction     Iran’s Human Development Index (HDI) value for the year 2013 was 0.749, placing Iran 75th out of 187 countries in terms of its human development.   Iran has witnessed a decline in extreme income poverty, with only 1.39% of the population living on less than two US dollars per day in 2008 compared with 4.84% in 2000. However, when the level of inequality in Iran is...
3-nov-2014-the-un-in-iran-key-development-achievements-and-results-health   Iran is facing a number of major public health problems, which are directly endangering the health and survival of Iranian citizens and children. Some of these are related to the impact of sanctions. As the UN Secretary-General has noted, sanctions imposed on trade and banking – in particular – are depriving Iran from the timely importation of life-saving pharmaceuticals and...
3-nov-2014-un-deputy-secretary-general-wraps-three-day-visit-in-iran   UN Deputy Secretary General, Jan Eliasson recently visited the Islamic Republic of Iran for discussions with senior officials on regional stability. His mission was covered extensively in the media. Below are links to some of the key stories which appeared on the local media.  Press TV  Press TV (2)   IRIB IRNA (1) IRNA (2) IRNA (3) IRNA...
1-nov-2014-fao-representative-to-iran-delivered-unsg-message-for-world-cities-day Mr. Serge Nakouzi, the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to the Islamic Republic of Iran delivered the message of the UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of the World Cities Day in a ceremony held jointly today in Tehran by UN HABITAT and the Municipality of Tehran. The full text of UN Secretary-General message...
1-nov-2014-world-cities-day-celebrated-in-iran TEHRAN – On 1st November 2014, World Cities Day was celebrated in I.R.Iran like many other countries with the theme “Better City, Better life, Leading Urban Transformations”. The UN-Habitat office in Tehran celebrated this event jointly with the Municipality of Tehran in a half-day ceremony with participation of the Chairman of Tehran City Council, Deputy Minister of Roads and...
stand-up-for-journalists,-justice-ban   TEHRAN, 1 November 2014 (UNIC) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the first International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, 2 November 2014, while announcing that in the last ten years more than 700 journalists have been killed in the line of duty, called for elimination of impunity of those who kill journalists simply because they do their job....
seize-all-opportunities-cities-offer-to-create-a-new,-transformative-urban-agenda-ban   TEHRAN, 31 October 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Cities Day, 31 October 2014 called for seizer of all the opportunities cities offer to create a new and transformative urban agenda.   The full text of his message reads:   With the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to establish World Cities Day, we now have an annual date on which...
29-oct-2014-un-deputy-chief-stresses-global-benefits-of-iran-powers-final-nuclear-deal "In fact, sanctions have targeted the Iranian citizens, specially in poverty, health and educational aspects, but these sanctions have had no result but hatred of the Iranian nation for those who have imposed them," Araqchi said, addressing a ceremony to commemorate the UN Day in Tehran on Wednesday. He noted that it is an honor for the Iranian nation that it has achieved...
29-oct-2014-69th-anniversary-of-un-charter-s-entry-into-force-celebrated-in-tehran 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations (UN) Day since 1948. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. This year, in Tehran, the event was commemorated on 29 October, at a ceremony jointly organized by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the UN with the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran, H.E. Dr. Seyed...
iran’s-human-rights-record-to-be-reviewed-by-universal-periodic-review  TEHRAN 29 October 2014 (UNIC) – Iran’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Friday 31October 2014 in a meeting that will be webcast live. Iran is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group during its upcoming session taking place from 27 October to 7 November.  Iran’s...
un-in-iran-launches-report-on-development-results Tehran, 29 October 2014 (UNIC) – On the occasion of UN Day, the United Nations in Iran is launching the Summary Report of the work completed during 2012-2013 under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the Islamic Republic of Iran on Wednesday. The UNDAF is the overall guiding strategy for the United Nations’ development work in Iran, which was...
28-oct-2014-fao-representative-to-iran-accredited-to-the-economic-cooperation-organization Mr. Serge Nakouzi, the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to the Islamic Republic of Iran presented his letter of credentials today, 28 October 2014, to His Excellency, Dr. Shamil Aleskerov, the Secretary-General of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) as accredited Representative to ECO. During the meeting, Mr. Nakouzi...
28-oct-2014-media-coverage-of-dsg-visit Deputy secretary General of the United Nations Jon Eliasson is to visit Iran during October 28-30, a UN official in Tehran said. UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Iran Gary Lewis has highlighted Iran's cooperation with the UN since 1948 when Tehran joined the international body.   Disclaimer: All the articles or news stories posted here portray the...
27-oct-2014-development-and-humanitarian-cooperation-the-focus-of-the-un-country-team-in-iran TEHRAN, 27 OCTOBER 2014— ‘It is our intention to adhere to the preamble of the UN Charter’s principles in delivering our assistance focused on values such as peace, human rights, justice and development.’ This was how the UN’s Resident Coordinator, Mr. Gary Lewis opened his remarks in the media conference held to celebrate the United Nation 69th birthday today, 27 October 2014....
26-oct-2014-mega-challenge-of-the-21st-century-is-climate-change-un-resident-coordinator TEHRAN- Organized jointly by the Student’s Committee of the Iranian Association of United Nations Studies ( IAUNS) and UNIC to mark UN Day 2014, UN Resident Coordinator Gary Lewis participated in a roundtable discussion as well as a question and answer session with members of IAUNS at UN conference room on Sunday 26 October 2014. IAUNS President Dr. Nasrin Mossaffa said...
27-oct-2014-the-national-library-of-iran-and-unesco-mark-world-day-for-audiovisual-heritage On 27 October the National Library of Iran hosted an event to mark World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in the presence of Vice-President Dr. Ebtekar. During the opening ceremony, Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director of UNESCO’s Tehran Cluster Office delivered the message of UNESCO’s Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova. This year’s theme is “Archives at Risk – Much More to Do” and...
25-oct-2014-un-deputy-secretary-general-to-visit-tehran-envoy-2 Mr. Serge Nakouzi, the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) officially presented today, 25 October 2014, his letter of credentials to His Excellency, Mr. Mahmoud Hojjati, the Minister for Jihad-e-Agriculture, in the presence of His Excellency, Dr. Abdolmahdi Bakhshandeh, Vice Minister, Planning Economic and International...
24-oct-2014-refugee-children-painting-exhibition-2014 Every year World Food Programme (WFP) Iran holds a painting competition amongst refugee school girls residing in settlements who receive take home rations to attend school under the “Oil for Girls Education” scheme. This year 38 paintings were selected by a jury of 3 well known Iranian artists Reza Kianian (actor and photographer), Taha Behbahani (sculptor) and Mojtaba Aghaei...
25-oct-2014-un-deputy-secretary-general-to-visit-tehran-envoy In the exclusive interview carried out on the occasion of UN Day, Lewis noted the fact that Iran is a founding member of the world body and underlined the presence of UN in Iran since 1948 and the strong cooperation the UN currently has under its 5-years UN Development Assistance Framework for the period 2012 – 2016. Disclaimer: All the articles or news stories posted here...
25-oct-2014-tehran-univ-hosts-refugee-childrens-painting-expo The executive secretary of the painting exhibition Amir Roshan said that the sale of the 38 exhibited paintings will be given to the refugee children themselves. “The works were selected from 4000 paintings gathered from 16 camps during nine months,” he added. Disclaimer: All the articles or news stories posted here portray the views and opinions of their respective publications...
on-un-day-ban-calls-on-governments,-individuals-to-work-in-common-cause-for-common-good   TEHRAN, 24 October 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on United Nations Day, 24 October 2014 called on Governments and individuals to work in common cause for the common good.   The full text of his message reads:   The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises.  Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are...
17-oct-2014-municipality-of-sabzevar-iran-,-udro-and-un-habitat-agree-on-cooperation-for-upgrading-informal-settlements-of-sabzevar-city A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Urban Development and Revitalization Organization (UDRO), Sabzevar Municipality and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) on Friday 17 October 2014. At an auspicious ceremony held at the Sabzevar City Hall, the MOU was exchanged in the presence of the City Council, the Governor of Sabzevar, and...
22-oct-2014-abuse-of-women,-21st-century’s-greatest-moral-outrage,-challenge-un-official TEHRAN-UN Resident Coordinator Gary Lewis called slavery and abuse of women as the 21st century’s greatest moral outrage and challenge in the world. “During nearly three decades of my service in the UN, I have seen some of the worst excesses and evils perpetrated against women such as rape as an instrument of war, female genital mutilation, foeticide and infanticide of...
23-oct-2014-seminar-and-film-show-on-the-occasion-of-world-food-day TEHRAN -UNIC NIO Mohammad Moghadam red the SG’s message during a seminar organized here on the occasion of World Food Day by the Science and Research Unit of Islamic Azad (Open) University (IAU) at the university’s Allameh Helli Hall on 18 October 2014. The conference began by the remarks of the Secretary of the Seminar and member of the scientific board of IAU Dr. Javad...
21-oct-2014-international-law-graduate-students-navigate-the-un-online The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran held a workshop on Finding UN Information and Documentation for some 10 graduate students of international law from University of Tehran, Faculty of Law and Political Science on 21 October 2014 at UNIC Library. One of the students Mr. Farhad Bagheri was the coordinator and organized the workshop.     UNIC Reference Assistant...
19-oct-2014-teaching-students-how-to-find-out-about-the-un-–-2nd-session The second session of “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop was held for some professors and 20 graduate students of law at Faculty of Law and Political Science, Allameh Tabataba'i University on 15 October 2014. It was a joint programme between Allameh Tabataba'i University, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations...
world’s-newest-nation-has-unprecedented-opportunity-to-end-sexual-violence-in-conflict    By: Zainab Hawa Bangura   As United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, I completed my first trip to South Sudan last week to assess the situation of sexual violence in conflict in the country. Three years ago the world celebrated the extraordinary birth of this new nation and the bright future that lay ahead.  People of...
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