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united-nations-agencies-participate-in-the-29th-tehran-international-book-fair 5 May 2016- UN’s participation in the Tehran International Book Fair is a unique opportunity not only to get some fresh UN publications and multimedia materials, but also to find out about its work in Iran. UN system in Iran for the 13th year is participating in the Tehran International Book Fair from 4 to 14 May 2015. This year the...
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finding-un-information-workshop-for-students-from-garmsar Some 10 graduate students of Political Geography and Tourism Geography from Azad University-Garmsar branch gathered at the UN office on 28 April 2016 to get more familiar with the UN and how to find information about this international organization from its website. The Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami from UN Information...
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heroes-in-small-villages Malaria is known to be a disease associated with the level of local development. In Iran malaria is predominantly prone in Sistan & Baluchestan province in the southeast of the country with a population of 2.5 million. In order to increase protection against this disease particularly among marginalized people in remote areas, the...
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unfpa-chief-midwives,-health-heroes-for-women,-newborns TERHAN, 4 May 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin in a statement on the occasion of International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2016, called Midwives health heroes for women, adolescent girls and newborns.  The full text of his message reads:  On this International Day of the...
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unesco-supports-capacity-building-on-cultural-property-law On 3 May 2016, ICOM-Iran and the Research Institute of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) jointly organized a training session on cultural property law. The event took place in the Holy Defense Museum in Tehran and brought together museum staff and other professionals working in the field of...
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do-you-believe-the-sustainable-development-goals-can-be-achieved The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality, and access to...
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ban-urges-politicians,-citizens-to-nurture,-protect-free-media TEHRAN, 2 May 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2016, urged all Governments, politicians, businesses and citizens to commit to nurturing and protecting an independent, free media.  The full text of his message reads: Human rights, democratic societies and...
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graduate-students-of-women’s-studies-learn-more-about-the-un-and-un-women United Nations Information Centre in cooperation with Tarbiat Modares University held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” with focus on women issues for some 20 professors including the Head of the University’s Women’s Studies Department and the graduate students at the UN building on 19 April 2016. UNIC Reference...
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ketbaraneh-and-unic-commemorate-world-book-and-copy-right-day TEHRAN-Ketabraneh(mobile bookstore) and UNIC Tehran jointly in presence of some 15 boy students from Allameh Tabatabaee Primary School and their parents commemorated World Book and Copy Right Day at Ketabraneh Book Store on 25 April 2016. Addressing the participants UNIC Reference Assistant Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani briefed them on...
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un-urges-government,-political-leaders-to-work-together-to-restore-security-and-to-engage-in-dialogue TEHRAN, 1 May 2016 (UNIC) - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is gravely concerned by recent developments in Baghdad, including the storming of the Council of Representatives premises by demonstrators after they entered the International Zone. According to a statement issued in Baghdad on Saturday, the Mission condemns...
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un-official-condemns-baghdad-suburb-terrorist-bombing TEHRAN, 1 May 2016 (UNIC) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the suicide bombing that targeted pilgrims and shoppers at a livestock market in the southeastern Baghdad suburb of Nahrwan on Satursday, killing or wounding many civilians. The SRSG offers condolences to the...
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free-the-world-from-chemical-weapons—un-secretary-general TEHRAN, 28 April 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the occasion of the Remembrance Day for All Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April 2016,  called on all people to renew efforts to rid the world of chemical weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. The full text of his message reads: The Day...
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unesco-attends-“summit-30-–-the-integrity-of-urge” Tehran, 25 April 2016 - On the 25th of April, the Neurological Society of Iran and the Attar Foundation opened a two-week scientific-literary symposium, which gathered renowned neurosurgeons, artists and psychologists from around the globe to highlight the inseparable link between the psyche and the human body. Summit 30 aspires to...
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close-the-immunization-gap-un TEHRAN, 26 April 2016 (UNIC) – The theme of this year’s World Immunization Week, 24-30 April is “close the immunization gap”. In 2014, some 115 million infants worldwide received diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine. In 2014, about 85% of the world's children received one dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday. Today, only 2...
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commemoration-of-signing-ceremony-of-paris-agreement On the occasion of the signing ceremony of Paris Climate Change Agreement, the Faculty of Environment and Energy of Science and Research Unit of Islamic Azad University and Association of Environment Excerpts of Iran in partnership with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Tehran organized a seminar on reviewing Paris Climate...
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malaria-killed-400,000-in-2015-ban  TEHRAN, 25 April 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Malaria Day,  25 April 2016 while announcing that last year, there were 214 million new malaria cases and more than 400,000 deaths called on everyone involved to redouble efforts to reach the 2030 malaria goals.  The full text of his...
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sustainable-development-goal-10-reduce-inequality-within-and-among-countries 25 April 2016- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality,...
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unesco,-unep-and-the-iranian-department-of-environment-organize-“second-international-seminar-on-environment,-culture-and-religion-–-promoting-intercultural-dialogue-for-sustainable-development” Tehran, 23 April 2016 - This morning, the Second International Seminar on Environment, Culture and Religion started in Iran. The two-day gathering, organized jointly by UNESCO, UNEP and the Iranian Department of Environment, brings together religious scholars, scientists, prominent academics, community leaders, NGOs and UN agencies...
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united-by-religion-to-save-the-environment 24 April 2016- “Promoting culture and encouraging partnership between tribal and religious leaders and members of the United Nations could be a solution to achieve a healthy environment and sustainable development.” This thought was shared by Ms. Esther Kuisch-Laroche, Director and Representative of UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office at the...
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international-mother-earth-day-trees-for-the-earth 22 April 2016 - The world has been slow to respond to the emergencies posed by global warming and the damage human activities are causing the planet. International Mother Earth Day promotes a view of the Earth as the entity that sustains all living things found in nature. It honors the Earth as a whole and our place within it. It does not...
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unicef-brings-climatechain-to-the-signing-of-the-paris-agreement On Friday April 22nd world leaders met at the General Assembly Hall to sign the environmental accord – a record 197 countries pledging their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and start adapting for the effects of climate change. Meanwhile, UNICEF worked to make sure children are front and center of this occasion....
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unhcr-assistant-high-commissioner-george-okoth-obbo-commends-iran-on-stabilising-refugee-communities-in-the-country Tehran, 20 April 2016 –Visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran as part of his tour to the region to review the situation of Afghan refugees, UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Mr George Okoth-Obbo commended Iran for its generosity and exemplarily role in relation to refugees. He noted UNHCR’s commitment to continue and...
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sustainable-development-goal-9-industry,-innovation-and-infrastructure 19 April 2016- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality,...
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students-of-the-university-of-tehran-are-learning-more-about-the-un-website-and-international-law United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Tehran held a workshop on how to find UN information and documentation for graduate students of international law from the faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Tehran on 13 April 2016 at the UN building in Tehran. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference...
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proud-to-present-un-assistance-mission-in-afghanistan-unama-in-iran-factsheet 18 April 2016- UNAMA is a political mission, directed and supported by the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations. Its headquarters is in Kabul. Within Afghanistan, it has 8 regional and 23 provincial offices. In addition, UNAMA has liaison offices in Islamabad (Pakistan), Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) and here in Tehran. The UNAMA office...
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iran-celebrates-the-international-day-of-sports-for-development-and-peace On 17 April, Iran celebrated the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace with an event at the National Olympics Academy of Iran, in which many accomplished athletes and artists participated. The event was jointly organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the National Olympics Academy of Iran and the Iranian...
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unique-colleague-at-unic-tehran I am proud and privileged to work with many bright, talented and well educated Iranians, but I would like to share the unique personal story of one of my UNIC colleague: Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani. It is not about more than 23 years of her dedicated work at UNIC, promoting UN values of peace, security and human rights in...
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roundtable-discussion-for-kurdistan-region-parliamentarians-on-promoting-and-protecting-human-rights Tehran, 14 April 2016 (UNIC) – The Human Rights Office (HRO) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) conducted a one-day roundtable discussion for Members of Parliament of the Kurdistan Region on promoting and protecting human rights in Erbil on 12 April 2016.  Fifteen Parliamentarians representing three committees -...
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fao-world-cereal-production-in-2016-sets-to-2521-mln-tons 13 April 2016- World cereal production in 2016 is set to amount to 2 521 million tonnes, just 0.2 percent off last year's large output and the third-highest global performance on record, FAO's first forecast for the new season indicates. The small decline in 2016/17 world cereal production portended by FAO would largely result from a...
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sustainable-development-goal-8-decent-work-and-economic-growth 13 April 2016- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality,...
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international-drug-policy-is-not-an-end,-it-is-the-means-to-put-people-first By Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime  Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once famously said that consensus was “the process of abandoning all beliefs.” I beg to disagree. Recently, I sat in a packed Vienna auditorium in the early hours of the morning as countries raced against the clock to reach...
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fao-global-sugar-and-palm-oil-prices-jump-in-march 11 April 2016- The FAO Food Price Index for March rose by 1.0 percent compared to February, as soaring sugar prices and continued increase in palm oil quotations more than offset plunging dairy product prices. The Index averaged 151.0 points in March, its highest level in 2016, but still some 12.0 percent below its level of a year...
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who-should-lead-the-united-nations By Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly  This year, the United Nations will choose its next Secretary-General.  We need the best possible candidate for the job. It is often spoken of as the most impossible job in the world. And given the files that the next United Nations Secretary-General will take...
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sustainable-development-goal-7-affordable-and-clean-energy 10 April 2016- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality,...
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“globe-to-globe-hamlet”-performs-in-tehran On Thursday 7 April, Shakespeare’s Globe performed “Hamlet” in Iranshar Theatre Hall in Tehran, under the patronage of UNESCO. On the 23rd of April 2014 – the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth – Shakespeare’s Globe embarked upon a two-year global tour of Hamlet to every country in the world. It is a completely unprecedented...
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south-south-cooperation-train-on-rail TEHRAN – On April 07th, UNFPA hosted the second meeting of the Health and International Cooperation Group of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences on South-South Cooperation (SSC). In his welcome remarks, H.E. Dr. S.A. Marandi, President of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Head of the Health & International...
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tehran-times-publishes-editorial-by-fao-representative-on-world-health-day-2016 7 April 2016-  Tehran Times has published an Opinion Editorial (Op-Ed) by the FAO Representative to Iran, Mr. Serge Nakouzi entitled “Beating Diabetes by Promoting Healthy Diets in Iran” on the occasion of World Health Day 2016. Mr. Nakouzi in his editorial on Diabetes, as the focused theme for this year, and its impact on...
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on-rwanda-genocide-day-ban-calls-on-governments,-judiciary,-ngos-to-stand-firm-against-those-inciting-division,-violence TEHRAN , 7 April 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, 7 April 2016, called on governments, the judiciary and civil society to stand firm against hate speech and those who incite division and violence. The full text of his message...
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on-world-health-day-ban-says-diabetes-kills-1-5m-people-annually TEHRAN, 7 April 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Health Day, 7 April 2016, said even though the tools to prevent and treat diabetes exist, currently the disease causes some 1.5 million deaths a year.  The full text of his message reads: Diabetes is an ancient disease that is taking a...
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ban-urges-governments,-all-actors-to-harness-values-of-sport-to-support-sdgs TEHRAN, 6 April 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6 April 2016 urged Governments, organizations, businesses, and all actors in society to harness the values and power of sport to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development...
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photo-story-lake-urmia-third-phase-signing-ceremony 5 April 2016- Photo story - Lake Urmia third phase signing ceremony.... Satellite image of Lake Urmia in 2015 (left) and 2016 (right)     Farmers being introduced to new agricultural methods in villages near Lake Urmia     UNDP’s Conservation of Iranian Wetlands project was initiated in Iran in 2005     The...
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japan-makes-third-contribution-to-support-restoration-efforts-in-lake-urmia 5 April 2016- Water shortage is one of the greatest global environmental threats. Here in Iran, the devastating situation in Lake Urmia is now one of the most serious environmental challenges. The surface of Lake Urmia – Iran's largest salt lake – has shrunk by 90 percent over the last decade. The result is an exposed bed of salt which...
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un-official-strongly-condemns-bombings-in-basra,-nasiriya-and-killing-of-cleric-in-baghdad TEHRAN, 5 April 2016 (UNIC) – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the two terrorist bombings today at a restaurant south of Nasiriya and in downtown Basra in southern Iraq which left scores of people dead or injured.   “These are yet another example that...
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un-casualty-figures-for-iraq-for-the-month-of-march-2016 Tehran, 4 April 2016 (UNIC) – A total of 1,119 Iraqis were killed and another 1,561 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in March was 575 (including 45 federal...
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help-free-iraq-from-the-threat-of-mines-and-unexploded-remnants-of-war Tehran, 4 April 2016 (UNIC) - This year’s commemoration of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action comes at a critical time, when hundreds of thousands of people displaced by ISIL in Iraq are returning to their homes, anxious to rebuild their lives.  The United Nations is deeply worried that their ability to...
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on-mine-awareness-day-ban-calls-for-a-world-free-of-mines,-unexploded-ammunitions TEHRAN, 4 April 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, 4 April 2016, called for a world free of the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war.   The full text of his message reads:   Mine action is critical for an effective...
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sustainable-development-goal-6-–-clean-water-and-sanitation 3 April 2016- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality,...
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undp-iran-releases-project-one-pagers 31 March 2016- UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP’s current work in the Islamic Republic of Iran focuses on four areas: Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction Health and development...
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sustainable-development-goal-5-–-gender-equality 29 March 2016- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality,...
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sustainable-development-goal-4-–-quality-education 27 March 2016- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality,...
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