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2017-internship-for-local-international-students-un-information-center-in-i-r-iran,-tehran-part-time-with-flexible-schedule,-unpaid The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) is the public voice of the UN and the principal source of information about the United Nations system. It promotes global awareness and greater understanding of the work of the UN, using various communication tools including press, electronic and new media. More information about UNIC...
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un-secretary-general-s-remarks-at-nowruz-celebration,-21-march-2017 Happy Nowruz to everyone!I am grateful to the Ambassadors from a dozen countries celebrating Nowruz for bringing us together today. Thank you for enabling the United Nations to be part of this timeless ceremony. Nowruz is a new beginning. A new year. A chance to be with family and friends. The United Nations family celebrates Nowruz because...
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students-of-tourism-learn-more-about-the-un-and-sdgs TEHRAN- UNIC together with Parto Tourism Institute organized “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 35 university students of tourism who are members of the institute. The theme of the workshop which was held at the UN building on 14 March 2017 was on tourism, cultural heritage and handicrafts with a focus on...
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lake-urmia-comes-back-to-life-slowly-but-surely Life has returned to the dying Salt Lake in North-West Iran. The effort to restore what had been broken is succeeding. Returning to the barren landscape after almost four years, I was able to see water. Not nearly enough, but much more than last time. The lake is reviving. And this revival is the result of an immensely successful...
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inauguration-of-“iranian-women”-photo-exhibition TEHRAN - UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko, Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Dr. Shahindokht Molaverdi and Managing Director of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Dr. Mohammad Khoddadi spoke at the inaugural ceremony of “Iranian Women” photo exhibition at the Milad tower in Tehran on 11 March 2017.   From right to left:...
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the-secretary-general’s-report-on-special-measures-for-protection-from-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse-a-new-approach TEHRAN, 10 March 2017 (UNIC) -- The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released his report on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A New Approach for consideration by the General Assembly on Thursday 9 March 2017.  During his first week in office, in January 2017, the Secretary-General established a...
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discussion-on-issues-of-social-justice TEHRAN – On the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice, International Studies Journal (ISJ) in partnership with Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and UNIC Tehran held the conference on the Interactions of Transitional Justice and International Humanitarian Law, at IRCS on 9 March 2017. The ISJ Editor-in-Chief Dr. Mehdi Zakerian...
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universal-access-to-sexual,-reproductive-health,-the-key-to-gender-equality TEHRAN, 9 March 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Population Fund (UNFAP) Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin in his message on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017, said universal access to sexual and reproductive health is the key to gender equality. The full text of his message reads: Gender equality is a human right. Women are...
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unama-condemns-attack-on-kabul-hospital  TEHRAN, 9 March 2017(UNIC)- The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan condemns Wednesday’s complex attack on Kabul’s Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital. The hospital treats sick and wounded members of the armed forces and their family members, and is the largest medical military facility in Afghanistan. On Wednesday morning, attackers...
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unesco-organizes-visit-to-isfahan-science-and-technology-town-for-diplomatic-missions-in-tehran On 8-9 March 2017, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office organized a field visit to Isfahan for representatives of embassies and international organisations in Tehran. The main purpose of the visit was to familiarize the participants with the work of Isfahan Regional Centre for Business Incubators and Science & Technology Parks Development...
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international-women’s-day-commemorated-by-ketabraneh-bookstore TEHRAN - UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko delivered the United Nations Secretary-General’s message on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD) during a ceremony on the occasion of IWD organized by Ketabraneh mobile bookstore at Allameh Tabatabaee School on 8 March 2017. Civil society activists, artists, children, women and school...
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international-women’s-day-commemorated-at-alzahra-university TEHRAN - On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism in partnership with the Women and Family Group of Alzahra University and UNIC Tehran organized a conference entitled “Empowering Women Victims of Terror: A necessity for Defending Future of Humanity” at Faculty of Social and...
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briefing-on-un-un4u-for-university-of-tehran-students TEHRAN - A group of some 11 post graduate students from Faculty of World Studies of University of Tehran along with their Professor Dr. Hessamoddin Vaez Zadeh were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Rajai-Moghadam at UNIC Library 7 March 2017.   University of...
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closing-gender-gap-in-employment-could-add--trillion-to-global-gdp-by-2025-un-chief TEHRAN, 8 March 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017, said closing the gender gap in employment could add $12 trillion to global GDP by 2025. The full text of his message reads:   Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our...
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unic-workshop-at-dr-shahbazi’s-institute-of-legal-studies UN Information Center briefed members of Dr. Mohammad Shahbazi’s Institute of Legal Studies on how to find UN information and documentation on UN website. The workshop took place on 6 March 2017 at the Institute for some 20 advocates and students of law. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani, who held the...
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role-of-public-private-partnerships-in-promotion-of-sdgs Dizin Ski Resort – Iranian ski resorts with high altitude of mountains, proximity to Tehran, good snow conditions and professional equipment are another gem of this beautiful country. Thousands of skiers learned more about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the Austrian Charity Ski Race organized by the Commercial Section of the...
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unesco-participates-in-first-national-congress-on-successful-iranian-women On 6 March 2017, Shahid Beheshti University hosted the first “National Congress on Successful Iranian Women” in Tehran, as an opportunity to highlight the crucial role of women in achieving sustainable development and to celebrate the successes of Iranian women. The opening session consisted on several speeches followed by two panel...
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briefing-about-the-un-and-un-iran-partnership-at-kashan-university 28 February 2017 – International Scientific Cooperation Office of University of Kashan and UN Information Centre (UNIC) held another outreach activity to raise awareness on UN, UN-Iran partnership and Sustainable Development Goals on 28 February 2017. During workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” more than 150...
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more-than-1000-iraqis-were-killed,-injured-by-terrorists-in-february TEHRAN, 5 March 2017 – A total of 392 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 613 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in February 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in February (not including police) was...
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second-ssar-partners-meeting-convened-at-bafia-premises Over the past five years, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, UNHCR and national and international partners consisting of several NGOs and INGOs have firmly rooted their assistance to Afghan refugees in the regional, multi-year framework of the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR), which is now complemented by the...
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a-resurrection-in-the-middle-east-life-has-returned-to-a-dying-salt-lake-in-northwest-iran By Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment, and Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran Lake Urmia was once the second largest saltwater lake in the world. But years of man-made disruption—from 60 years of dam building to the massive overuse of feeder rivers—has diverted the natural flow of sweetwater from the...
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tourist-guides-learn-more-about-un-through-un-websites UNIC together with Hurland Institute organized “Finding UN Information” workshop for some 15 representatives of different civil society organizations (CSOs) dealing with tourism and cultural heritage with a focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the UN building on 23 February 2017. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin...
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photo-story-usg-solheim-s-visit-to-iran-at-a-glance USG and Head of UN Environment, Mr. Erik Solheim met with Vice-President and Head of the Department of Environment, Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar and discusses issues such as Iran's water shortage, loss of biodiversity and sand and dust storms   USG Solheim visiting Lake Urmia   USG and Head of UN Environment, Mr. Erik Solheim...
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une-chief-visits-hormod-booth-at-16th-international-environment-exhibition TEHRAN – United Nations Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim and UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran Gary Lewis visited Hormod Sustainable Development Institute’s booth at the Sixteenth International Environment Exhibition (24-27 February 2017) on Friday 24 February 2017.   Solheim (right) and Lewis...
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seminar-on-“role-of-ecosoc-in-fulfilling-un-charter’s-goals” TEHRAN - Iranian Association of United Nations Studies (IAUNS) in partnership with UNIC Tehran organized a seminar on “Role of Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in fulfilling UN Charter’s goals” for university professors, students and researchers at House of Humanities Intellectuals (HHI) on 15 February 2017. The seminar began by IAUNS...
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head-of-un-environment-to-visit-iran TEHRAN, 22 February 2017 (UNIC) – The UN Under-Secretary-General and Head of UN Environment, Mr. Erik Solheim is scheduled to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran from 24 to 26 February 2017. Mr. Solheim is expected to meet senior officials in Tehran and focus on expanding regional cooperation on environmental issues and strengthening the...
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green-development-festival-opens-in-tehran TEHRAN - The 22nd National Conference of the Iranian Society of Environmentalists and the 12th Green Development Festival was opened by Vice President and Head of Department of Environment Massoumeh Ebtekar at the Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University on Tuesday 21 February 2017. With a focus on Sustainable Development...
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victims-of-terror-and-their-families-got-acquainted-with-the-un-website Since the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy has framed the current work of the UN to support and show solidarity to victims of terrorism and their families, UN Information Center (UNIC)-Tehran decided to mark jointly with the Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism (ADVT), the World Day of Social Justice (20 February)....
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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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