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on-this-international-day,-the-world-is-unitedagainstcorruption TEHRAN, 8 December 2016 (UNIC) – Friday 9 December is the International Anti-Corruption Day, with UNODC and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) calling for people across the globe to join a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about corruption and encouraging people from all walks of life to take action against this crime....
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disability-association-of-tavana-commemorated-int’l-day-of-persons-with-disabilities TEHRAN – On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, DPI accredited NGO Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) organized a ceremony with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More than 100 participants, including officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Parliament Deputies, Head of Welfare...
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members-of-raad-rehabilitation-goodwill-complex-commemorated-int’l-day-of-persons-with-disabilities TEHRAN- Raad Rehabilitation Goodwill Complex (RRGC) commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities at its auditorium on Saturday 3 December 2016. During the ceremony which was all carried out by disabled persons from RRGC, one of the disabled persons Mr. Seyyed Mehdi Mousavi referred to some of the problems disabled persons...
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radio-iran’s-interview-with-unaids-country-director-in-iran Source: Iran Seda website On the occasion of World AIDS Day 2016, Radio Iran interviewed Dr. Fardad Doroudi, UNAIDS Country Director in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Click here to listen to the full interview. Click here to listen to the full interview.       
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world-politics-review-interview-with-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran The World Politics Review recently published an interview with the UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Gary Lewis. The topic of the interview was climate change. Below you can read the full text of the interview: WPR: What impact will mitigation efforts, both within Iran and abroad, have on Iran’s energy sector...
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unesco-organizes-3-day-consultative-meeting-on-development-of-a-national-sustainable-tourism-strategy-in-i-r-iran On 6 December 2016, UNESCO and the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation (ICHHTO) embarked on a three-day consultative meeting to discuss the development of a national sustainable tourism strategy for Iran. The meeting brought together national tourism experts from ICHHTO, the private sector and NGOs to discuss...
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unesco-and-unicef-jointly-organize-sub-regional-workshop-on-education-statistics On 5 December 2016, UNESCO and UNICEF kicked-off a 4-day sub-regional training workshop on Education Statistics. The workshop, organized in cooperation with the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and the University of Tehran, brought together participants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. Last month, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster...
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ban-praises-un-volunteers-for-their-commitment-to-building-a-future-of-peace,-prosperity-and-dignity-for-all TEHRAN, 5 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2016, praised UN Volunteers for their commitment to building a future of peace, prosperity and dignity for all. The full text of his message reads: Volunteers work tirelessly to create a better future for...
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on-int’l-day,-ban-calls-for-greater-attention-to-the-pressing-issues-affecting-soils TEHRAN, 5 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Soil Day, 5 December 2016, called for call for greater attention to the pressing issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health.   In a modern...
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unesco-organizes-three-day-international-training-workshop-for-journalist-educators-on-climate-change-and-water-management On 4 December 2016 UNESCO embarked on a three-day international workshop on “Climate change and water management, using UNESCO Model Curricula” with participants and trainers from Canada, Iran, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and the United States. The workshop was jointly organized by the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, the Regional...
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unesco-supports-international-conference-on-water-and-environment-in-the-new-millennium-education-and-capacity-building-at-university-of-tehran Tehran 3 December 2016- The UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office supported the University of Tehran in holding the “International Conference on Water and Environment in the New Millennium: Education and Capacity Building”. The three-day conference was a joint effort of the University of Tehran, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and...
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unami-statement-in-response-to-criticism-on-reporting-military-casualties TEHRAN, 4 December 2016 (UNIC) – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has taken note of the statement issued by the War Media Cell of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, critical of UNAMI’s reporting of military casualty figures that formed part of the Mission’s report on casualty figures for November, issued on 01...
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terrorists-killed,-injured-4,265-iraqis-in-november TEHRAN, 4 December 2016 (UNIC) – A total of 2,885 Iraqis were killed and another 1,380 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in November was 926 (including 07...
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ban-calls-for-full,-equal-participation-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-an-inclusive,-sustainable-world TEHRAN, 3 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2016, called for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity. The full text of his...
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hiv-prevention-goes-beyond-access-to-services-–-it’s-about-more-inclusive-societies Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016    It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We cannot hope to end the AIDS epidemic when every day almost 6,000 people are infected with HIV. Progress on prevention has stagnated....
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18m-hiv-positive-people-have-access-to-life-saving-medicines-un-chief TEHRAN, 1 December 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016, said the number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million.  The full text of his message reads:  Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS,...
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with-access-to-treatment,-people-living-with-hiv-are-living-longer-unaids-chief TEHRAN, 1 December 2016 (UNIC) -- Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibé in his message on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016, said with access to treatment, people living with HIV are living longer. The full text of his message reads: Today, we commemorate World AIDS Day—we stand in solidarity with the 78 million people who have become...
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int’l-community-to-help-palestinians,-israelis-to-have-meaningful-negotiations-un-chief TEHRAN, 29 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November 2016 called for the international community’s commitment to helping Palestinian and Israelis to rebuild trust and create the conditions for meaningful...
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violence-against-women,-girls-imposes-large-scale-costs-on-families,-communities-and-economies-un-chief TEHRAN, 27 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for the International Day to End Violence against Women and Girls, 25 November 2016, said violence against women and girls imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The full text of his message reads:  At long last, there...
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discussion-on-un-peacekeeping-efforts-with-iranian-association-of-un-studies Students Committee of the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) held a discussion on UN Peacekeeping efforts and film screening for some 50 students and members of the Association at the UN Office on 17 November 2016. A film on UN peacekeeping “United Nations Last...
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“sdgs-can-provide-a-blueprint-to-tackle-global-issues,-including-health”-un-resident-coordinator According to the World Health Organization “Cancers figure among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and It is expected that annual cancer cases will rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 within the next two decades.” On 19th November, Vice-President and Head of Iran’s Department of Environment, Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar along...
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message-of-un-secretary-general-ban-ki-moon-on-the-report-of-the-high-level-panelon-access-to-medicines,-“promoting-innovation-and-access-to-health-technologies” Despite great scientific progress, all countries, from the poorest to the most prosperous, are facing challenges related to the costs of many medicines, diagnostics, medical devices and vaccines.  Since rising costs of health technologies can push people into poverty, we have a shared duty to find solutions to ensure access to these...
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unama-condemns-attack-at-the-baqer-ul-ulom-mosque-in-kabul  TEHRAN, 22 November 2016 (UNIC) – The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns Monday’s attack at the Baqer-ul Ulom mosque in Kabul that killed at least 32 civilians and injured more than 50 others, many of them children. A suicide attacker detonated his body-borne improvised explosive device at the mosque killing and maiming worshipers...
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unesco-organizes-three-day-workshop-on-underwater-archeology-in-kong-port,-hormozgan-province On 21 November 2016, UNESCO in cooperation with the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation (ICHHTO) kicked-off a three-day training workshop on underwater archeology with a focus on the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. The workshop focuses on the 2001 Convention and seeks...
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“iran-ready-to-cooperate-with-regional-countries-to-tackle-sand-and-dust-storms”-iran-vice-president-at-cop22 his is the view of Iran’s Vice-President and the Head of Department of Environment, Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar. She was speaking at the UNDP and UN Environment side-event taking place at the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech. The aim of the side-event was to both...
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for-the-first-time-in-iran,-25-pediatrics-experts-are-certified-as-pals-instructors-in-a-joint-ministry-of-health-unicef-programme In a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Health’s Children’s Health Department and UNICEF Iran Office, 25 Iranian pediatric experts were officially certified as instructors and 50 as providers of Pediatric Advanced Life Support, PALS, an internationally recognized methodology of child resuscitation and rescue of the American Heart...
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0-billion-is-lost-each-year-to-the-effects-of-poor-sanitation,-unsafe-water-un-chief TEHRAN, 19 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Toilet Day, 19 November 2016, said approximately $260 billion is lost each year to the effects of poor sanitation and unsafe water.  World Toilet Day aims to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis – a...
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un-habitat-holds-expert-meeting-on-housing-finance-construction-technology-in-tehran Growth of cities has been the single largest influence on development in the 21st century. With this in mind, housing the citizens receives such importance that UN-Habitat claims to put it at the center of the urbanization. To fulfill the notion of “Adequate Housing for All”, housing finance and construction technology are two...
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summary-report-on-undp-and-un-environment-sand-and-dust-storm-side-event-at-cop22 Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator, Iran, moderated the event. He described the drivers of sand and dust storms (SDS) as the “perfect storm” combining anthropogenic causes, such as land and water management, and those induced by climate change, such as hotter and drier weather. He underscored the economic, health and environmental...
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world-food-programme-and-the-iranian-red-crecent-society-renewal-of-a-joint-letter-of-intent Tehran - Negar Gerami, Representative of World Food Programme (WFP) in Iran and Mansooreh Bagheri, Director General for International Operation & Humanitarian Programs of the Iranian Red Crescent Society )IRCS (renewed a bilateral Letter of Intent for cooperation this month. The Letter of Intent between the IRCS and WFP...
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some-422-m-people-live-with-diabetes-un-chief TEHRAN, 14 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Diabetes Day, 14 November 2016, said some 422 million people now live with diabetes.  Diabetes is a leading cause of poor eyesight and blindness worldwide.  Because the changes are painless and gradual, people often only realize they have...
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unido-to-assist-iran-in-assessing-impact-of-energy,-environmental-policies-on-industrial-development TEHRAN, 13 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director General Li Yong in an article exclusively written for the Iranian media on the occasion of 50th Anniversary of UNIDO (1966-2016) said UNIDO is going to assist the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran in assessing the impact of energy and...
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unesco-celebrates-2016-world-science-day-at-tehran-university On 10 November 2016 UNESCO, in partnership with the Iranian Association for the Popularization of Sciences and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, held a gathering at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Tehran to mark the 2016 World Science Day for Peace and Development. The theme for this year was “Celebrating Science...
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announcement-undp-and-un-environment-to-hold-a-joint-event-on-dust-and-sand-storms-at-cop22-in-marrakech The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly with the United Nations Environment will hold a side-event on the “Sand and Dust Storms” at COP22 in Marrakech on 15th November from 11:00 – 12:00 at UNDP Pavilion – Blue Zone. Speakers at this event include: Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of Department of...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-shahid-beheshti-u-students A group of some 13 political science students from Shahid Beheshti University were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UNIC library on 7 November 2016. He also answered the participants’ questions. Copies of the Persian version of UN System Chart, UDHR and UN Charter...
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ban-urges-governments,-businesses-and-citizens-around-the-world-to-prioritize-environmental-care TEHRAN, 6 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations 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 2016, urged governments, businesses and citizens around the world to prioritize environmental care and the sustainable management of...
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helen-clark-s-exclusive-message-for-un-day-celebration-in-iran Helen Clark, Chair of United Nations Development Group and UNDP Administrator, recorded an exclusive message for United Nations Day celebration in Iran. "We are the last generation which can head off the worst effects of climate change, and the first generation which has the wealth and knowledge to eradicate poverty forever. The UN has...
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unesco-organizes-three-day-training-workshop-on-transboundary-aquifers On 5 November 2016, water authorities from different provinces of Iran gathered together at Safayihe Hotel in Yazd to start a three-day training workshop on “Technical and Legal Principles and Concepts of Transboundary Aquifers” - the first of its kind. The workshop is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Energy of Iran, the UNESCO...
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250,900-people-have-died-in-21-countries-affected-by-30-tsunamis-since-1996  TEHRAN, 5 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Tsunami Awareness Day, 5 November 2016, said since 1996, 250,900 people have died in 21 countries affected by 30 tsunamis. The full text of his message reads: Today marks the first observance of World Tsunami Awareness Day.  On this day,...
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fao-assists-iran-to-improve-aquatic-genetic-resources The FAO Representative to Iran and the Head of Iran Fishery Organization (SHILAT) signed today (Wednesday, 2 November 2016) a project agreement to improve genetic resources of Rainbow Trout fish in the country. Signing of the project document by Mr. Serge Nakouzi, the Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...
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iranian-red-crescent-society-and-unicef-join-hands-to-put-child-protection-at-the-heart-of-emergency-preparedness-and-response “We need to train our children on self-rescue in emergencies and improve their self-confidence” said Dr Habibi, Head of the Youth organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) at the opening session of a five-day training workshop on Child Protection in Emergencies organized jointly by IRCS and UNICEF Iran office in Tehran on...
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let-journalists-operate-free-from-any-form-of-harassment-or-intimidation-un-chief TEHRAN, 2 November 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, 2 November 2016, called on all countries to mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists with concrete actions to ensure that all media personnel...
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terrorists-killed-and-injured-3,150-iraqis-in-october TEHRAN, 1 November 2016 – A total of 1,792 Iraqis were killed and another 1,358 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2016*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in October was 1,120 (including 15 federal...
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“i-am-lake-urmia”-petition-delivered-to-the-un-resident-coordinator-in-iran “Periodic droughts, lack of awareness, lack of coordination and cooperation among countries of the region and wrong policies have resulted in shortage of water in the region including Iran” states the introduction of the “I am Lake Urmia” signed by over 1.7 million Iranians addressed to the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban...
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un-day-commemoration-ceremony-one-minute-video-clip On 30th October the United Nations family in Iran celebrated UN Day in the presence of Vice-President and Head of the Depart of Environment, Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar and Deputy Foreign Minister, Dr. Abbas Araghchi. A one minute video clip highlighting some moments of the event was released by the UN Iran in collaboration with Mr. Kamyar...
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71st-anniversary-of-un-celebrated-in-tehran The UN Day commemoration took place on 30 October at the National Library in the presence of Vice-President and Head of Iran’s Department of Environment, H.E. Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Dr. Abbas Araghchi, Director-General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, other government officials, UN partners,...
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un-iran-releases-a-clip-on-sustainable-development-goals On the occasion of United Nations 71st anniversary, UN Iran released a video clip on Sustainable Development Goals with Special messages from Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice president and Head of the Department of Environment, Dr. Abbas Araghchi, Deputy Foreign Minister, Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General and Helen Clark, Chair of...
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sustainable-urbanization-to-eliminate-poverty-and-achieve-development,-prosperity-for-all-un-chief  TEHRAN, 31 October 2016 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Cities Day, 31 October 2016 said new global frameworks and agendas including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will put sustainable urbanization at the centre of the efforts to eliminate poverty and achieve development and...
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tafresh-university-professors-briefed-on-the-un UNIC together with Tafresh University held a session on “Finding UN Information” for some 25 professors from different faculties such as Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering and Faculty of Physics on 26 October 2016 at the UN conference room. At the beginning, UNIC Director Dr. Maria...
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un-day-commemorated-at-azad-university TEHRAN - Islamic Azad University’s Science and Research Branch in cooperation with UNIC Tehran commemorated UN Day at the University’s Ibn Sina Building on 23 October 2016. It was one of a series of events, marking the 71 anniversary to UN establishment. Chancellor of Islamic Azad University’s Science and Research Branch Dr. Ali Abbaspour...
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