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tehran-positive-club-receives-red-ribbon-award-for-outstanding-community-leadership-on-aids TEHRAN, 21 July 2016—Ten exceptional community-based organizations have won the 2016 Red Ribbon Award for their inspiring work towards ending or reducing the impact of the AIDS epidemic. They were presented with the prize in a special session at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa on Tuesday 19 July...
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un-chief-launches-first-report-to-track-sdgs TEHRAN, 20 July 2016 – Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together. “We have embarked on a...
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mandela-international-day-commemorated-in-tehran 18 July 2016, TEHRAN- On the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Janati inaugurated a photo exhibition by Meysam Shahbabaee entitled “Nelson Mandela for Ever” at Negarestan Museum on Monday 18 July 2016. Organized jointly by Iranian International Studies Association (IISA) and...
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in-kenya,-ban-calls-for-broader-partnerships,-sustainable-investments-to-drive-global-development TEHRAN, 18 July 2016 (UNNIC) – At a United Nations intergovernmental forum opening in Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged participants to focus on strong collaboration, equality and inclusion in trade, finance and investment in order to better align action with agreed-upon sustainable development targets and help...
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continue-being-inspired-by-mandela’s-lifelong-example-ban TEHRAN, 18 July 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2016, called on all people to continue being inspired by Nelson Mandela’s lifelong example and his call to never cease working to build a better world for all. The full text of his message reads: Nelson...
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iranian-woman-wins-unesco-competition TEHRAN, 17 July 2016 (UNIC) --  Ms. Sara Mardani from Iran was among one of the winners of UNESCO international photo competition, which aimed to promote books as well as reading and spread the message of tolerance. The competition was launched alongside World Book and Copyright Day, celebrated by UNESCO every 23 April. Ms. Mardani’s...
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new-report-finds-that-stronger-bridge-between-science-and-policies-is-needed-to-achieve-sdgs TEHRAN, 17 July 2016 (UNIC)—Understanding of the scientific basis for action will be needed to achieve the ambitious and transformative goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, according to a new report issued by the United Nations today during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. According to the Global...
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many-developing-countries,-unable-to-climb-the-economic-ladder,-trapped TEHRAN, 13 July 2016 (UNIC) –Many low-and middle-income economies are not catching up with rich-world counterparts, according to recent UNCTAD analysis, showing that even as extreme poverty has declined, wider development gains have stalled and “income traps” remain intractable for billions of people. The problems of these economies and a...
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where-next-for-global-trade-and-development TEHRAN, 11 July 2016 (UNIC) -- A strong and vibrant international enabling environment and the biggest coordinated investment push in history will be essential if the new, ambitious, universal and multidimensional 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to be achieved. Kick-starting growth and tackling the factors holding down global...
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support-teenage-girls-un-chief TEHRAN, 11 July 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Population Day, 11 July 2016, urged all Governments, businesses and civil society to support and invest in teenage girls.  The full text of his message reads: The international community has committed to a new sustainable development agenda...
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teenage-girl-whose-rights-are-respected-likely-to-contribute-to-economic,-social-progress-of-her-nation-unfpa-chief TEHRAN, 10 July 2016 (UNIC) -- United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director  of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in his message on World Population Day, 11 July 2016, said a teenage girl whose rights are respected and who is able to realize her full potential is a girl who is more likely to contribute to the...
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restoring-the-economy’s-ability-to-deliver-prosperity The Sustainable Development Goals must become the yardstick for judging inclusive growth By Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development   Millions of people around the world have lost faith that the world economy can improve their lives. Instead of seeing value in open borders and the...
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sustainable-development-goal-16-peace,-justice-and-strong-institutions 5 July 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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ban-urged-governments-to-create-an-enabling-environment-for-2-6m-cooperatives-worldwide-to-thrive,-grow TEHRAN, 3 July 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Cooperatives, 2 July 2016 urged Governments to create an enabling environment for 2.6m cooperatives to thrive and grow. The full text of his message reads: Cooperative endeavour is about empowerment, inclusion and...
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662-iraqis-were-killed,-1,457-injured-in-june TEHRAN, 3 July 2016 (UNIC) – A total of 662 Iraqis were killed and another 1,457 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in June 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in June was 382 (including 28 federal police,...
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training-session-on-employment-relations-within-the-united-nations United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) held a training session entitled “Employment relations within the United Nations” for some 20 UN staff and interns on 29 June 2016 at the UN office in Tehran. The organizer was UNIC Intern Mr. Amir Arsalan Eskandari and the instructor was the University of Tehran Ph.D. student of...
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united-nations-iran-launches-its-new-website Tehran, 29 June 2016 (UN) – The United Nations in the Islamic Republic of Iran is pleased to announce that it has launched its new and enhanced website. The new site is designed to inform national and international partners – as well as the general public –the UN’s development and humanitarian work in Iran – and how this work will help...
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iran-commemorating-the-international-day-against-drug-abuse-and-illicit-trafficking 28 June 2016- This year, Iran celebrated the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with the participation of high level officials from different organizations active in the field of drug control as well as representatives from international community and UN agencies, including UNFPA, UNODC as well as UN Resident...
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sustainable-development-goal-15-life-on-land TheSustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as theGlobal Goals, build on theMillennium 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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stopping-the-crime-of-torture-will-benefit-whole-societies-ban TEHRAN, 26 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2016, said assisting victims of torture and stopping this crime will benefit whole societies and help provide a future of safety and dignity for all.   The full text of his message...
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unami-condemns-explosion-targeting-rudaw-media-network-offices TEHRAN, 26 June 2016 (UNIC) – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) deplores the grenade attack that targeted the offices of Rudaw Media Network in Erbil during the night of Friday 24 June 2016.   The Mission wishes those injured in this attack a speedy recovery.    In a statement issued today in Baghdad, UNAMI...
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ban-calls-for-supporting-some-245m-widows-around-the-world TEHRAN, 23 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Widows’ Day, 23 June 2016, while announcing that there are some 245 million widows around the world, called for supporting them in living productive, equal and fulfilling lives. The full text of his message reads: There are some 245...
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iran-commemorates-world-refugee-day 20 June 2016- To commemorate his first ever World Refugee Day as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi has chosen to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. This was combined with his will to show respect to the holy month of Ramadan, and his solidarity with the millions of Afghan...
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yoga-can-help-to-cultivate-healthier-lifestyles-ban TEHRAN, 21 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Yoga, 21 June 2016 said Yoga can help to cultivate healthier lifestyles. The full text of his message reads: Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and is now practiced in...
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nine-out-of-ten-refugees-are-today-living-in-poor-and-middle-income-countries-ban TEHRAN, 20 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2016, said nine out of ten refugees are today living in poor and middle income countries close to situations of conflict.   The full text of his message reads:   Forced displacement has reached unprecedented levels,...
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unhcr-releases-a-short-clip-of-mr-grandi’s-visit-to-iran 19 June 2016- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. Filippo Grandi visited the Islamic Republic of Iran on 17th to 19th June. During his missionMr. Grandi had the opportunity to meet with Afghan refugees who have benefited from UNHCR’s projects and initiatives in Iran. Iran hosts almost one million Afghan refugees. Click...
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sexual-violence,-a-threat-to-international-peace-and-security-ban TEHRAN, 19 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June 2016, called  sexual violence as a threat to international peace and security.   The full text of his message reads:   The world continues to witness appalling...
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a-turning-point-for-humanitarian-action By United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon   At the recent World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, more than 9,000 participants made a three-fold commitment to people in crisis all over the world. We pledged to improve our response to people caught up in natural disasters and conflicts; to empower them as the agents of their own...
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afghan-refugee-in-iran-feels-lucky-to-have-done-training-course QOM, Iran, June 17 (UNHCR) – Asra’s story illustrates both the progress and the limits to progress for the enormous population of refugees in Iran today. The 23-year-old Afghan refugee, born in Iran after her parents fled the fighting in their country, counts herself lucky. She is one of 730 to have done the vocational training course set...
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sustainable-development-goal-14-life-below-water 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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land-degradation-to-increase-food-prices-by-30-in-future-ban TEHRAN, 15 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June 2016,said over the next 25 years, land degradation could reduce global food productivity by as much as 12 per cent, leading to a 30 per cent increase in world food prices.  The full text of...
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wfp-releases-clip-on-its-activities-in-iran 12 June 2016- World Food Programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran recently launched a video clip which highlights some of its activities in the country. Click here to watch the clip on Aparat.   Video clip highlighting WFP activities in Iran World Food Programme in the Islamic Republic of Iran recently launched a video...
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un-helps-iran-protect-its-environment-in-five-main-areas 9 June 2016, TEHRAN – Celebrating World Environment Day (WED) here in Tehran, UN Resident Coordinator Gary Lewis said United Nations is helping Iran’s authorities protect its environment in five main areas. These are water security, reversing desertification and deforestation, making energy consumption more efficient, minimizing the...
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healthy-oceans-essential-for-a-healthy-planet,-healthy-future-ban TEHRAN, 9 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Oceans Day, 8 June 2016 emphasized that healthy oceans are essential for a healthy planet and a healthy future for all. The full text of his message reads: Healthy oceans are critical to sustaining life on Earth. They regulate the climate and...
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first-international-red-ribbon-poster-festival The first int'l red ribbon poster festival - supported by UNAIDS CO Iran - has been inaugurated on Sunday 5th of June 2016 in Mellat Gallery & Cineplex in Park Mellat and will continue its work till 12 June 2016. This festival started in Feb 2016 with organization of a workshop for Iranian Artists, organization of a domestic and...
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iran-marks-world-oceans-day-2016 Every year, World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8 June to mobilize society and raise awareness about the ocean, its biodiversity and its resources. This year, Iran celebrated World Ocean’s Day on the 5th of June with an event organized jointly by the Iranian National Committee for Oceanography and the Iranian National Institute for...
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srsg-kubiš-in-ramadan-greetings-wishes-iraqis-peace-and-unity TEHRAN, 6 June 2016 (UNIC) – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Ján Kubiš, sends his warmest greetings to the Muslims of Iraq and to all Iraqis on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. “This is a month of spiritual reflection, peace and compassion. It is when families get together, and is also a time to...
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un-official-welcomes-ayatollah-al-sistani’s-call-for-protection-of-fallujah-civilians TEHRAN, 6 June 2016 (UNIC) - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, welcomes the call by His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani for the protection of civilians and their property during the ongoing military operations to liberate Fallujah. The SRSG reiterates his call on all parties to the...
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unesco-celebrated-world-environment-day-in-tehran On the 6th of June, UNESCO celebrated World Environment Day with the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and the Department of Environment. The event took place in Niavaran Cultural and Historical Complex under the theme of “Environment, Youth and Social Participation”, and brought together a...
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iran-newspaper-interviews-unic-librarian-ms-ghaemmaghami 5 June 2016- “Iran” daily newspaper published an interview with UNIC Librarian/Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami about United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) and her contribution to dissemination of UN information in Iran. Ms. Ghaemmaghami speaks about impact of her popular workshops on “Finding UN Information and...
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ban-deeply-saddened-by-passing-of-mohammad-ali,-world-champion-for-equality-and-peace TEHRAN, 5 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mohammad Ali, and extended his condolences to the Ali family and the many millions of fans mourning his death in every corner of the world. “Mr. Ali was far more than a legendary boxer; he was a world champion for...
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“we-have-not-felt-so-fragile-in-the-world-as-we-do-now”-–-special-advisor-to-un-secretary-general-on-the-sdgs-said-in-iran 5 June 2016 -- Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) started his three-day visit to Iran this morning. Dr. Sachs first met with Vice-President and the Head of Department of Environment (DoE), Madam Ebtekar. The two exchanged ideas on areas of joint...
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on-world-environment-day-ban-urged-people,-governments-to-preserve-natural-heritage TEHRAN, 4 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Environment Day, 5 June 2016, urged people and governments everywhere to overcome indifference, combat greed and act to preserve our natural heritage for the benefit of this and future generations. The full text of his message reads: This...
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un-secretary-general’s-special-advisor-on-sdgs-to-visit-tehran TEHRAN, 4 June 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Professor Jeffrey Sachs will visit Tehran from 5 to 7 June 2016. During his stay, Professor Sachs will deliver lectures at Amir Kabir University as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Institute for Political and...
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unesco-supports-parvaz-international-film-festival On 2 June 2016, Parvaz International Film Festival in cooperation with the UNESCO, screened a selection of films from last year’s Festival, dedicated to raising public awareness of disability issues and dispelling negative stereotypes, myths and prejudices regarding people with disabilities. The movie screening took place in Niavaran...
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dat-honors-international-day-of-families On the occasion of International Day of Families, Disability Association of Tavan (DAT) held a ceremony in the presence of some 51 families at the camp of Yanesabad in Qazvin, capital of the Qazvin Province on the 2 June 2016. Director General of Social Office of the Governor of Qazvin Province Mohsen Qasemi, Expert on Exceptional...
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irna-chief,-unic-head-call-for-expansion-of-media-cooperation Tehran, June 1, IRNA - Managing Director of the Islamic News Agency (IRNA) Mohammad Khoddadi and new Director of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran Maria Dotsenko reviewed ways to develop media cooperation, it was reported on Wednesday. During the meeting held in IRNA central office in Tehran, the two officials also...
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fao-invites-iranian-youth-to-take-part-in-a-poster-and-video-contest-for-world-food-day-2016 1 June 2016- As part of a global call for submission, the Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iran invites all creative Iranian children and youth to take part in the World Food Day 2016 international poster and video contest. The theme of this year’s World Food Day (WFD) is "Climate is...
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children-from-shahid-mahdavi-international-school-are-eager-to-learn-more-about-united-nations Tehran – 31 May 2016. More than 100 children from kindergarten to grade eight received special certificates for outstanding performance in various activities, which were organized jointly with the UN Information Center. Certificates were awarded to students at an end of the year performance at the school and during another ceremony at the...
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cigarettes,-tobacco-kill-6m-people-every-year-ban TEHRAN, 31 May 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2016, said that cigarettes and other tobacco products kill almost 6 million people every year. The full text of his message reads: Cigarettes and other tobacco products kill almost 6 million people every year....
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