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on-int’l-day-of-friendship-ban-calls-for-greater-respect,-understanding TEHRAN, 30 July 2015 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Friendship, 30 July 2015, called for greater respect and understanding in the world.   The full text of his message reads:   The International Day of Friendship was initiated by an individual who had a simple...
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on-int’l-day,-un-chief-calls-on-all-states-to-sign-human-trafficking-protocol TEHRAN, 29 July 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2015, called on all countries to fight money laundering and sign and ratify the UN Conventions against corruption and transnational organized crime, including the latter’s human trafficking...
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mandela-made-right-decisions-at-sensitive-times-iranian-diplomat 27 July 2015- TEHRAN-A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry Official stated that, “Nelson Mandela became a great man in world history because he made right decisions at sensitive times.” Ambassador and Director General for Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hussein M. Abdullahi said, “Mandela chose the path of...
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unesco-tehran-cluster-office-organizes-4-day-sub-regional-consultation-meeting-and-training-on-media-and-ict-solutions-for-climate-adaptation-and-disaster-risk-reduction 26 July 2015-  UNESCO  kicked off a four-day consultation meeting and training entitled “Saving Lives: Preparing for Disasters – Media and ICT Solutions for Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction”. The sub-regional meeting, which brings together media professionals and disaster management organisations from...
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international-competition-for-the-creation-of-an-emblem-for-tehran-ich-centre 24 July 2015- The center, in order to better represent the nature of its content, in its 2015 action plan, has decided to design, approve, and implement a permanent emblem, to be used, in keeping with the "UNESCO" and "Intangible Cultural Heritage" emblems, on all products, virtual media, printed materials, and video clips, as...
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international-relations-students-navigate-through-un-website 23 July 2015 - UN Information Center (UNIC) Tehran together with the Iranian International Studies Association held a joint workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 15 graduate students of international relations from Islamic Azad University – Karaj Branch on 23 July 2015 at the UN office in Tehran....
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un-special-envoy-underscors-absence-of-military-solution-to-the-syrian-conflict TEHRAN, 22 July 2015 (UNIC) — The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Mr.Staffan de Mistura during his meetings with Iranian Foreign Ministry Senior Officials underscored the absence of a military solution to the Syrian conflict and recalled the imperative for all its parties to uphold the principle of the protection of...
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wpd-2015-disasters-affect-everyone-including-women-and-girls On 11 July every year the world celebrates the World Population Day. The Day focuses attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, particularly in the context of overall development. This year’s theme is to acknowledge the needs of some 7 billion world population and specifically those in need for humanitarian...
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ban-welcomes-sc-resolution-2231 TEHRAN, 21 July 2015 (UNIC) –United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his statement on the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) on Iran’s nuclear programme while welcoming its adoption said the Resolution will ensure the enforcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The full text of his...
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new-partnership-between-eib-and-fao-could-boost-agriculture-in-iran,-fao-envoy-says 21 Huly 2015- Highlighting a renewed global interest in agriculture, the European Investment Bank (EIB) is expanding its collaboration with FAO, a move aimed at broadening and deepening investment in agriculture in countries outside of the European Union. The two institutions have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding...
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a-fruitful-partnership-taking-the-fight-against-hiv-aids-to-a-higher-level-in-iran 17 July 2015- In 2000, AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria together killed approximately 6 million people a year globally. The devastation to countries and communities led to the creation, in 2002, of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Communities and countries already know what needs to be done. The role...
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build-a-better-world-for-all-as-mandela-inspired-un-chief TEHRAN, 16 July 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a message for Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2015, called on all people to draw inspiration from Mandela’s life-long example and his call to never cease working to build a better world for all.   The full text of his message...
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historic-agreement-reached-on-financing-for-new-un-sustainable-development-agenda 15 July 2015 – Countries agreed Wednesday on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “This...
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invest-in-developing-skills-of-young-people—un-chief TEHRAN, 15 July 2015 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Youth Skills Day, 15 July 2015, called for investing politically and financially in developing the skills of young people so that they can help build a more just and sustainable future for all.   The full text of his message...
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out-of-12-9-million-food-insecure-yemenis,-6-8-million-are-in-crisis-phase,-fao-says 14 July 2015- 12.9 million Yemenis are food insecure and about 6.1 million are in "Emergency" Phase, while 6.8 million are in "Crisis" Phase, representing a 21 percent increase over the previous year, the latest FAO report says. According to the latest release of the monthly FAO Food Price Index (FPI) and the new edition of the...
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un-chief-welcomes-historic-agreement-in-vienna,-congratulates-the-p5-1,-iran TEHRAN, 14 July 2015 (UNIC)—In a statement issued in Addis Ababa on Monday, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warmly welcomed the historic agreement in Vienna today and congratulated the P5+1 and Iran for reaching this agreement. The full text of his message reads: I warmly welcome the historic agreement in...
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new-un-backed-report-details-ways-to-boost-finance-for-sustainable-energy TEHRAN, 14 July 2015 (UNIC)- A new United Nations-backed report launched Monday at a conference in Addis Ababa details concrete ways to boost crucial investment in sustainable energy by some $120 billion a year. 'Scaling Up Finance for Sustainable Energy Investments,' launched at the Third International Conference on Financing...
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strong-partnerships-needed-to-turn-billions-into-trillions-for-sustainable-development TEHRAN, 14 July 2015 (UNIC) - Achieve the future sustainable development agenda and the goal of ending extreme poverty will require strong and creative partnerships to turn billions in official assistance into trillions in investments, the President of the World Bank Group stressed Monday at an event on the sidelines of the United...
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un-conference-opens-with-call-for-reboot-of-development-finance TEHRAN, 14 July 2015 (UNIC) - At a critical moment in what the United Nations has dubbed “a year for global action,” the Third International Conference on Financing for Development kicked off Monday in the Ethiopian capital with calls to ensure the necessary resources to improve people's lives while protecting the planet. “You have...
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un-audio-visual-stories-on-unifeed TEHRAN, 13 July 2015 (UNIC)—United Nations broadcast quality audio-video stories are now available on UNIFEED:www.un.org/unifeed. UNIFEED is the UN’s daily (five days a week) video news service which is a broadcast quality service free of charge; open to anyone, broadcaster, TV or radio, anywhere. It is widely used by major...
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wfp-poster-wins-hamshahri-prize-for-best-design 13 July 2015- WFP’s Hunger Fact poster wins the coveted best design prize from Hamshahri Daily. Hamshahri Daily with the highest daily circulation in Tehran of 500,000 copies announced WFP poster as the winner of its quarterly best design contest. A jury composed of renowned graphic designers and University professors of Graphic...
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ban-calls-on-countries-to-commit-to-bold-results-to-make-2015-a-time-of-global-action,-putting-people-first TEHRAN, 12 July 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Population Day 11 July 2015,  urged countries to commit to bold results that will make 2015 a time of global action, putting people first so that they help build resilience, peace and sustainable prosperity for generations to...
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press-kit-third-international-conference-on-financing-for-development-invest-ahead-–-for-people-and-planet 12 july 2015- The Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa (13 – 16 July, Addis Ababa) will launch a renewed and strengthened global partnership for financing people- centred sustainable development. The Addis Ababa Conference presents a unique opportunity to secure the resources we need for the well-being of all...
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3rd-int’l-confab-on-financing-for-development,-invest-ahead-–-for-people-and-planet TEHRAN, 12 July 2015 (UNIC) -- The Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa from 13 to 16 July, will launch a renewed and strengthened global partnership for financing people- centred sustainable development.   The Addis Ababa Conference presents a unique opportunity to secure the resources we need for the...
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dogs-from-the-anti-narcotics-police-dog-training-center-responsible-for-15-of-total-drug-seizures-in-iran 12 July 2015- Boreii is a mixed Cocker Spaniel; Nero, Bambi and Zozo are Malinois (short-haired Belgian Shepherds). They belong to a highly trained drug detecting unit of police dogs from the Iranian Anti Narcotics Police. Just the sight of these police dogs is enough to deter drug traffickers from attempting to pass...
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bring-perpetrators-of-sexual-violence-to-justice-unfpa-chief TEHRAN, 11 July 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Population Found (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin in his message for World Population Day, 11 July 2015, called on governments to bring perpetrators of sexual violence to justice.   The full text of his message reads:   A recent...
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ettela-at-daily-newspaper-conducts-an-exclusive-interview-with-unodc-representative-in-iran 11 July 2015- Ettela'at Daily Newspaper of the I.R. Iran published an exclusive inerview with Mr. Leik Boonwat, UNODC Representative. Click here to read the full interview in Farsi.   Disclaimer: All the articles or news stories posted here portray the views and opinions of their respective publications or news agencies. UN...
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transitioning-from-mdgs-to-post-2015-development-agenda TEHRAN, 7 July 2015 (UNIC) - The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2015 data and analysis proves that even the poorest countries can make dramatic and unprecedented progress with targeted interventions, sound strategies, adequate resources and political will.   Goal 1: Eradicating poverty and hunger is central to the...
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managing-pesticide-use-in-iran-highlighted-by-fao-and-un-as-critical-for-safeguarding-people’s-health 6 July 2015- A team of four education experts from UNICEF Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Office travelled to Iran from 21st to 24th June 2015 to present to the Iranian government the joint UNICEF-UNESCO’s Out-Of-School Initiative (OOSCI) launched in MENA.  Participants from different organizations attended...
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mdgs-success-springboard-for-new-sustainable-development-agenda-un-report TEHRAN, 6 July 2015 (UNIC)—The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban...
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undp,-dana-insurance-co-sign-agreement-to-support-asiatic-cheetah “We have gathered here to sign an agreement with Dana Insurance Company and mark yet another milestone our struggle to save the Asiatic cheetah” said Mr. Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative. Mr. Lewis was speaking at an event to formalize an agreement between the Dana Insurance Company and the...
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susa-and-the-cultural-landscape-of-maymand-have-been-inscribed-on-unesco-s-world-heritage-list 4 July 2015 - The World Heritage Committee this morning approved the inscription of six cultural sites on World Heritage List: Tusi Sites (China), Susa, Cultural Landscape of Maymand (both in the Islamic Republic of Iran), Singapore Botanic Gardens (Singapore), Baekje Historic Areas (Republic of Korea), Great Burkhan Khaldun...
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3-july-2015-managing-pesticide-use-in-iran-highlighted-by-fao-and-un-as-critical-for-safeguarding-people’s-health The FAO Representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran noted that the continued widespread use of pesticides in the country could have significant impact both on sustainable development and people’s health unless a comprehensive programme is instituted to promote safe food production and consumption. In a statement delivered at...
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1,466-iraqis-were-killed-in-acts-of-terrorism,-violence-and-armed-conflict-in-june-2015-unami TEHRAN, 1 July 2015 (UNIC) – According to casualty figures released today by UNAMI, a total of 1,466 Iraqis were killed and another 1,687 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in June 2015*.   The number of civilians killed was 665 (including 94 civilian police and 136 in Anbar), and the number of...
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un-in-iran-marks-the-international-day-in-support-of-victims-of-torture TEHRAN - Managing Director of an Iranian NGO Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) Mr. Siavash Rahpeyk said his organization practically protects victims of violence in Iran. Addressing a workshop on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture held at Tehran Peace Museum...
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unicef-mena-regional-social-policy-advisor-visits-iran-on-multi-dimensional-child-poverty 30 Jun 2015 - UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Social Policy Advisor, Mr. Arthur Van Diesen, made a one week visit to Iran from 14 to 22 June 2015 as part of a joint cooperation between UNICEF Iran Office and the Ministry of Labour, Cooperatives and Social Welfare (MCLSW) on multi-dimensional child poverty. During...
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third-conference-on-financing-for-development-to-be-held-in-addis-ababa   TEHRAN, 30 June 2015 (UNIC) -- Third Conference on Financing for Development will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13 – 16 July 2015.   The Conference will gather high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, as well...
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29-jun-2015-tehran-times-newspaper-conducts-an-exclusive-interview-with-unodc-representative-in-iran On 28 June - on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking -  Tehran Times Newspaper published an interview with Mr. Leik Boonwaat, UNODC Representative in the I.R. of Iran.    Click here to read the first part of the interview in English.   Click here to read the second part of...
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28-june-2015-iran-burns-56-tons-of-illicit-drugs-on-the-international-day-against-drug-abuse-and-illicit-trafficking  “Youth are the first victims of drug trafficking” said H.E. Hassan  Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran in a message to the conference for the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held in Tehran. The message was read by H.E. Mr. Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Minister of Interior...
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the-un-charter-at-70-towards-a-safer-and-sustainable-future-for-we-the-peoples By United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon   Long before I became Secretary-General, the United Nations occupied a special place in my life.  I was six years old when the Korean War broke out.  I have memories of my village in flames as my family sought refuge in nearby mountains.  But another sight is even more lasting:...
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2015-world-drug-report-finds-drug-use-stable,-access-to-drug-hiv-treatment-still-low UNODC Chief calls number of drug-related deaths worldwide unacceptable; Global opium cultivation highest since the late-1930s. -In 2014, global potential opium production reached 7,554 tons – the second highest level since the 1930s, mainly due to its cultivation increasing significantly in Afghanistan, the main growing...
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stopping-torture-will-benefit-whole-societies-ban TEHRAN, 25 June 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2015 said stopping torture will benefit whole societies.   The full text of his message reads:   The rise of violent extremism and unprecedented levels of forced...
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promoting-int’l-cooperation-essential-to-addressing-today’s-security,-development-challenges-un-chief TEHRAN, 25 June 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking, 26 June 2015 said promoting international cooperation through the UN conventions on transnational organized crime and corruption is essential to addressing today’s security and...
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global-foreign-direct-investment-fell-by-16-per-cent-in-2014,-un-report-says TEHRAN, 25 June 2015 (UNIC) -- Global foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by 16 per cent to $1.23 trillion in 2014, according to the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2015. The report says the drop can be explained by the fragility of the global economy, policy uncertainty for investors and elevated geopolitical risks. New...
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world-refugee-day-commemorated-in-iran 24 June 2015- Refugees are ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances. This year World Refugee Day (WRD), which is commemorated globally each year on 20 June, draws attention to the resilience of refugees and the challenges they are living through away from their home countries. The Government of the Islamic Republic...
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mun UN Information Centre in Iran invites Iranian students and other interested people to apply for this special opportunity to participate at the Model United Nations Conference at New York in the fall. United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) in New York offers a unique opportunity to students and teachers...
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on-int’l-widows-day-ban-urged-action-to-ensure-widows-enjoy-equal-human-rights TEHRAN, 23 June 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Widows Day, 23 June 2015, urged action to ensure that widows of all ages enjoy equal human rights.   The full text of his message reads:   Creating a world with greater equality for generations to come is the defining...
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ban-calls-on-young-people-to-dedicate-themselves-to-noble-cause-of-public-service TEHRAN, 22 June 2015 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Public Service Day, 23 June 2015, called upon young people everywhere to consider dedicating themselves to the noble cause of public service for building a future of dignity of all.   The full text of his message...
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tehran-times-newspaper-cites-undp-s-work 21 June 2015- On the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification - Tehran Times Daily Newspaper - published an article citing UNDP Iran's project that are tackling desertification.  On its 20 June issue, Tehran Times Daily Newspaper cited UNDP Iran's work that is tackling desertification On its 20 June issue...
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unic-tehran-briefs-journalism-students-on-the-united-nations The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran held “Finding UN information” workshop for some 13 students of journalism from School of Media Studies affiliated to the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency (IRNA) to broaden their knowledge of the UN on 17 June 2015 at UN Office in Tehran.UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin...
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