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  TEHRAN, 19 August 2014 (UNIC)—United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director in his statement on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2014, called for increased funding for international humanitarian appeals, especially for efforts to support sexual and reproductive health and protection for women and girls from sexual violence. The...
  TEHRAN, 18 August 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on 500-day mark to the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 18 August 2014 said action on MDGs now will save lives, build a solid foundation for sustainable development far beyond 2015.   The full text of the SG’s message reads:   There are many...
  TEHRAN, 18 August 2014 (UNIC) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2014, honoured the heroic aid workers who rush bravely to help people in need. The full text of his message reads: On World Humanitarian Day, we renew our commitment to life-saving relief efforts -- and we remember all those...
  TEHRAN, 14 August 2014 (UNIC) — The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos will arrive in Tehran for an official two-day visit on Sunday 17 August.   This is Ms. Amos’ second official visit to the country in her capacity as UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian...
  TEHRAN, 13 August 2014 (UNIC) — The United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2015 UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA), which is an international contest designed to promote and support innovations in public service delivery worldwide. The awards are open to all public organizations, including governments and public-private partnerships...
  TEHRAN, 12 August 2014 (UNIC) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for International Youth Day while announcing that 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year said for this year’s observance of International Youth Day, the United Nations wants to help lift the veil that keeps young...
  TEHRAN, 11 August 2014 (UNIC)—United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr.  Babatunde Osotimehin in his message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2014, said UNFPA is working in more than 150 countries and territories around the world to ensure that adolescents and youth have the knowledge, skills and services to...
  TEHRAN, 22 July 2014 (UNIC)—Ten exceptional community-based organizations, including one from the Islamic Republic of Iran under category two, have won the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for their inspiring work in reducing the impact of the AIDS epidemic. They were recently presented with the prestigious prize in a special session at the 20th...
  TEHRAN, 17 July 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2014, said the Day is a call to action to fight poverty, discrimination, climate change, conflict and more.   The full text of his message reads:   Last year, the world lost one of its greatest leaders when Nelson Mandela passed...
  TEHRAN, 17 July 2014 (UNIC) – While showing a downward trend in AIDS-related deaths, a new United Nations report out Wednesday warns that19 million of the 35 million people living with the virus globally do not know their HIV-positive status and therefore, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 will require smart scale-up to close the gap....
  Tehran, 15 July 2014--A recent generous 47.2 billion Iranian Rial donation ( 2 million AUD) by the Government of Australia, will help vulnerable refugees living in Iran benefit from health insurance coverage and provide them with essential basic needs assistance, in line with the Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees (SSAR)-  a strategy to...
  TEHRAN, 10 July 2014 (UNIC) -- July 11th is World Population Day, and the theme of this year is “Investing in Youth.” To mark the day, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director, has released the following messages:   ·         Today’s 1.8 billion young people are a powerful force,...
  With nearly 38 million people, Tokyo tops UN’s ranking of most populous cities followed by Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City, São Paulo and Mumbai   TEHRAN, 10 July 2014 (UNIC) —Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Projections show that urbanization...
  TEHRAN, 10 July 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Population Day, 11 July 2014, called on  all with influence to prioritize youth in development plans, strengthen partnerships with youth-led organizations, and involve young people in all decisions that affect them.   The full text of his message...
  TEHRAN, 8 July 2014 (UNIC)- With the 2015 deadline for achieving the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) less that 550 days away, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday launched the final push towards the United Nations targets – many of which have been met or are within reach – and urged a strong, ambitious successor blueprint “that...
  TEHRAN, 7 July 2014 (UNIC) —The 34th meeting of UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board has concluded in Geneva after three days of discussions and debate. The importance of ensuring the inclusion of HIV in the post-2015 sustainable development goals, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and social protection were topics high on the agenda. During...
  TEHRAN, 3 July 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Day of Cooperatives, 5 July 2014, called for greater use of cooperatives to empower people.   The full text of his message reads:   This year’s International Day of Cooperatives falls at a critical time. The United Nations is working to lay the...
 Tehran, 26 June 2014 (UNHCR) –In 2001, June 20th was marked as World Refugee Day by the United Nations General Assembly; a day to remember refugees, reflect on the hardships they have endured, recognize their efforts and resilience and see how we can all join hands to assist them. Records show that 51.2 million people were forcibly displaced by...
  By: Ban Ki-moon   The horrific war in Syria continues to worsen and bleed beyond its borders.  A cold calculation seems to be taking hold: that little can be done except to arm the parties and watch the conflict rage. The international community must not abandon the people of Syria and the region to never-ending waves of cruelty and...
  TEHRAN, 26 June 2014 (UNIC) - Drug use prevalence is stable around the world, according to the 2014 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with around 243 million individuals, or 5 per cent of the world’s population aged 15-64 having used an illicit drug in 2012.  Problem drug users meanwhile numbered about...
  TEHRAN, 25 June 2014 (UNIC) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2014, urged the international community to strengthen its efforts to confront illicit drugs as an integral element in building a safe and sustainable future.   The full text of his...
  TEHRAN, 24 June 2014 (UNIC)--According to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the Islamic Republic of Iran marked $ 3,050,000,000 in 2013, while Iran’s FDI in other countries was $380m. during the same year.   UNCTAD’s World Investment Report (WIR) 2014 which was launched...
  TEHRAN – 18 June 2014 (UNIC) -- Dr. Vahid Ghobadi Dana, the Head of the Youth Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Wednesday signed a pledge to Protect the Goal, a joint UNAIDS/UNFPA campaign. On the same occasion, Dr. Ghobadi Dana also signed the new joint work plan for 2014 with UNFPA.   Protect the Goal raises...
    TEHRAN, 18 July 2014 (UNIC) - The Heads of Missions of Bosnia & Hercegovina, Nigeria, Brazil, and Argentina have signed pledges to ‘Protect the Goal’, thereby making a commitment to raise awareness about HIV prevention on the occasion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Through pledges, the campaign encourages people to get actively...
  TEHRAN, 16 June 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Day to Combat Desertification, 17 June 2014, said more than 1.5 billion people subsist on land that is degrading – the majority of whom are small farmers.   Land degradation, caused or exacerbated by climate change, is not only a danger to livelihoods, but...
  TEHRAN- 11 June 2014 (UNIC)-- On 11 June 2014, UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Iran started its collaboration with the Department for Women and Family Affairs through signing a Letter of Understanding and joint Annual Work Plan by H. E. Ms. Shahindokht Mowlaverdi, Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of the Department for Women...
  TERHAN, 10 June 2014 (UNIC) - The United Nations envoy for Somalia has welcomed the release earlier of sailors on a ship hijacked by Somali pirates nearly four years, and has called for the release of all remaining captives still being held by Somali pirates. In a press release from the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Nicholas Kay...
  TEHRAN, 8 June 2014 (UNIC)—Below is the full text of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2014:   World Environment Day 2014 falls during the International Year of Small Island Developing States, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of the special needs...
    TEHRAN, 3 June 2014 (UNIC) - Young people from more than 1,000 youth organizations have gathered at United Nations Headquarters to add their voices to the ongoing discussion about a new global agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). “This is about your future – so it must be your agenda,” Secretary-General...
 On World No Tobacco Day, 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Pakistan are expected to be among the top growth countries, with respect to tobacco consumption, worldwide, in the next 40 years.  Meanwhile WHO called on countries to raise tobacco taxes. Higher taxes on tobacco raise more revenue...
 The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality has launched a major campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Through a year of activities, UN Women says it aims to mobilize governments and citizens alike to picture a world...
UNAIDS Iran and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Iran have kicked off the final countdown to the 2014 FIFA World Cup through the joint UNAIDS/UNFPA initiative, Protect the Goal. With less than one month to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil and I.R. Iran plays its first match on June 16th against Nigeria, Protect the Goal activities will be...
 TEHRAN, 22 May 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day to End  Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2014  said nearly 800 women still die from pregnancy-related complications each day, and for every woman who dies, almost 20 more are injured or disabled with severe or life-shattering, long-term conditions such...
 TEHRAN, 18 May 2014 (UNIC)—United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, in his message on the International Day of Families, 15 May 2014 said when women and girls are educated and healthy, their communities are stronger. The full text of his message reads: Twenty years ago, at the Cairo International...
 TEHRAN, 18 May 2014 (UNIC)—On HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, 18 May 2014, UNAIDS is urging for global efforts to be stepped up to find an effective HIV vaccine and accelerate progress towards ending the AIDS epidemic.  “Although great strides have been made in preventing new HIV infections alongside expanding access to treatment, we still don’t...
 Cairo, 12 May 2014 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is deeply concerned by the circulation of an incorrect statement that was made during a press conference convened by the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday 8 May 2014, which wrongly and erroneously alleged the involvement of United Nations agencies in events conducted by Dr...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on world Telecommunication and Information Society Day, 17 May 2014 called for bridging the digital divide and harness the power of technology to create a better and more sustainable future for all. The full text of his message reads: This year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day...
 TEHRAN, 14 May 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Families, 15 May 2014, called for mobilization of world’s families in order to shape a new development agenda. The full text of his message reads: As we commemorate this year’s International Day of Families, we recognize the meaningful...
  Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly presented an expert Report today containing solutions for Iran’s drying wetlands.  While these solutions focus on Lake Urmia and the Hamoun wetlands, they also offer recommendations for how Iran should manage its wetlands – and associated basin water...
  The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement here on Monday through which the Government of Japan provides a one-million-dollar grant to Iran for the restoration of Lake Uromiyeh.  The grant has been provided to the UNDP office in Tehran.   The grant...
 TEHRAN, 4 May 2014 (UNIC)- The birthplace of jasmine tea and a nearly 3,000 year old irrigation system are among the traditional farming sites designated “globally important” land use systems or landscapes by the United Nations food and agricultural agency, it was announced on Thursday 1 May. Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems...
  Tehran, 4 May 2014 (UNIC)—United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and President of International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Frances Day-Stirk in joint statement for the International Day of Midwife, 5 May 2014 applauded all committed midwives who work beyond the call of duty, most often in...
  TEHRAN, 3 May 2014 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2014 announced that since 1992, well over 1,000 journalists have been killed -- nearly one per week.   The full text of his message reads:   Each year on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to the...
UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, concluded her first official visit to Islamic Republic of Iran from 25 to 30 April. In this visit she met with the President of the Islamic Republic, Hassan Rouhani. During the meeting, President Rouhani, recalled the long-lasting relationship between the Islamic Republic of Iran and UNESCO and declared...
 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April 2014,  reiterated that any use of chemical weapons under any circumstances would be a grave violation of the 1925 Protocol and other relevant rules of customary international law.   The full text of his message reads:   On this...
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Malaria Day, 25 April 2014 announced that the global malaria mortality rate has been reduced by more than 40 per cent and many countries have successfully moved closer to eliminating the disease. The full text of his message reads:  World Malaria Day is an opportunity to...
 Donors assist the Islamic Republic of Iran to provide educational, livelihood and health services to over 882,000 refugees-the second largest refugee population in the world.  Extending humanitarian aid, the Government of Denmark has recently made a generous 1.8 million dollar donation to support and protect refugees in Iran. “This donation...
 Today in the Central African Republic, government and community leaders are struggling to help the country find the path of peace.   On Monday in Kigali, I will join the people of Rwanda in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the genocide, the reverberations of which are still being felt across an arc of uncertainty in Africa’s Great Lakes...
TEHRAN, 6 April 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the 20th Commemoration of the Rwanda Genocide, 7 April 2014, called for actions to prevent genocide around the world.   The full text of his message reads:   This year marks 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda. Around the world, people are coming together to “Remember,...
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Health Day, to be observed on 7 April:   Every year more than 1 million people die from diseases carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks and other insects, such as triatomine bugs.  These vector-borne diseases — which include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, Chagas...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 4 April 2014, called for a  planet free from mines.  The full text of his message reads:  It is often said that women hold up half the sky. This year on the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance, we focus on the...
  Tehran, 26 March 2014 (UNIC) – In a statement attributable to the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon condemns the killing of an Iranian border guard.   The statement which was issued on 25 March 2014 reads:   The Secretary-General condemns the killing of one of the five Iranian border guards who were abducted on 6...
TEHRAN, 20 March 2014 (UNIC) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Nowruz, 21 March 2014, called on every woman and man to carry forward the message of peace, unity and renewal that stands at the heart of the mission of the United Nations and at the heart of the Nowruz celebrations.              The full text...
TEHRAN, 15 March 2014 (UNIC)—In order to find a solution for Iran’s drying wetlands with focus on Lake Uromiyeh and the Hamoun wetlands, an international technical round table with participation of foreign and Iranian experts will be held here from 16 to 18 March 2014. Organized jointly by Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE) and...
   TEHRAN, 25 February 2014 (UNIC)—The Behnam Daheshpour Nowruz Charity Bazaar opened today to raise funds and awareness of the need to unite against cancer.  In commemorating the occasion, Mr. Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran, stated that, “Each year about 8 million people die from cancer worldwide.  They...
 TEHRAN, 17 February 2014 (UNIC)—Representative of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Iran, Leik Boonwaat’s praised the Iranian Non Governmental Organizations’ efforts in drug demand reduction, here on Monday. “The active engagement of NGOs has contributed substantially to the success of demand reduction activities in the...
   TEHRAN, 12 February 2014 (UNIC)—UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova in her message on World Radio Day, 13 February 2014, called on all broadcasters to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and men in and through radio. The full text of her message reads: On World Radio Day, we celebrate a medium that remains a first...
   TEHRAN, 6 February 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the occasion of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russian Federation (7-23 February and 7-16 March 2014) called on all combatants everywhere to respect the Olympic Truce, which has been adopted by all 193 United Nations Member States. The...
   TEHRAN, 5 February 2014 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), 6 February 2014, while announcing that more than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where FGM is most prevalent and...
   “Angels will kiss the hands of those who help us,” the man said. The face behind the handshake was grizzled and weathered.  The tanned, leathery skin bespoke years of harshness.  The fisherman’s eyes welled with suppressed tears.  He yearned for a time when his life was one of plenty.  Lakes brimmed with water, he told me.  And fish.  His...
   This year’s observance of the International Remembrance Day on January 27th -- the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp -- falls at a time when there are reminders all around us of the dangers of forgetting.  This year marks two decades since the genocide in Rwanda.  Conflicts in Syria, South Sudan and the...
   TEHRAN, 18 January 2014 (UNIC)—UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran Gary Lewis said at Royal Geographical Society in London today that one of the main environmental challenges that Iran is currently facing is water management. Addressing a symposium on environmental challenges in Iran he pointed out that the annual per...
   TEHRAN, 11 December 2013 (UNIC)- On UNICEF’s 67th birthday today, the organization released a new report showing that the births of nearly 230 million children under-five have never been registered; approximately 1 in 3 of all children under-five around the world.“Birth registration is more than just a right. It’s how societies first...
   TEHRAN, 9 December 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013 while paying tribute to Nelson Mandela said his lifelong commitment to human dignity, equality, justice and compassion will forever remain an inspiration. The full text of his message reads: Human Rights Day marks the...
 TEHRAN, 2 December 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2013 called on Governments, members of the UN system, businesses and civil society to break barriers and open doors of opportunity for all persons with disability. The full text of his message...
 TEHRAN, 1 December 2013 (UNIC) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2013, said in order to have a future without AIDS continued investment, commitment and innovation are needed. The full text of his message reads: On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is...
 TEHRAN, 28 November 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November 2013 said solidarity day is a chance to 'reflect on critical situation of Palestinian people, consider our collective responsibilities' The full text of his message reads: This annual...
  TEHRAN, 27 November 2013 (UNIC)—Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan caused unprecedented devastation in the Philippines, over 3.2 million women and girls of reproductive age are still in need of urgent care and protection.  As health infrastructures have been destroyed and security remains a concern, UNFPA, the United Nations Population...
 TEHRAN, 27 November 2013 (UNIC)—Representative of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran Mr. Leik Boonwaat said here Tuesday that evidence-based parenting skills and family skills training programmes have been found to be the most effective way to prevent substance use among children and...
 TEHRAN, 25 November 2013 (UNIC)--UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warmly welcomed the interim agreement that has been reached in Geneva yesterday regarding the nuclear programme of Iran.Below is the full text of his statement which was issued by his spokesperson at UN Headquarters in New York yesterday:The Secretary-General warmly welcomes the...
  TEHRAN, 24 November 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day to End Violence against Women, 25 November 2013, said this day is an opportunity for all people to recommit to preventing and halting all forms of violence against women and girls. The full text of his message reads: Violence...
  One of my great personal regrets is not having better preserved the autograph I received from President Kennedy when I had the overwhelming good fortune to meet him as a nameless teenager from a dusty village in Korea.I was in the United States as part of an eye-opening tour organized by the Red Cross for a group of young people from...
  TEHRAN, 19 November 2013 (UNIC)—The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), have recently joined the United Nations system in declaring a level 3 emergency – the highest level of emergency in UN terms – following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. “As a result, our response to the tremendous devastation has become of utmost priority...
 TEHRAN, 18 November 2013 (UNIC)—UN secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Toilet Day, 19 November 2013 said that worldwide, some 2.5 billion people lack the benefits of adequate sanitation. The full text of his message reads: Each year, more than 800,000 children under five die needlessly from diarrhoea – more than one child a...
 TEHRAN, 18 November 2013 (UNIC) — UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran Gary Lewis announced here Monday that the United Nations in Iran is ready to help the country to tackle water shortage it faces which is in part caused by the impact of climate change. Addressing a seminar on the occasion of World Science Day for Peace and...
  TEHRAN, 17 November 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 17 November 2013 while announcing that every year crashes take the lives of almost 1.24 million people called for making more roads safe for all who use them.The full text of his message reads:On this...
  TEHRAN, 16 November 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day for Tolerance, 16 November 2013 said tolerance is the strongest foundation for peace and reconciliation. The full text of his message reads: We are living through a period of global transition.  New centres of power and...
 TEHRAN, 12 November 2013 (UNIC) - The United Nations atomic watchdog and Iran Monday signed a joint statement in Tehran in which they agree to strengthen their cooperation and dialogue to ensure the peaceful nature of the country’s nuclear programme.“This is an important step forward to start with, but much more needs to be done,” said the...
 TEHRAN, 10 November (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for observance of International Week of Science and Peace, 11 – 17 November 2013, emphasized the crucial role of science and technology in promoting progress and peace.  The full text of his message reads: The observance of the International Week of Science and Peace...
 TEHRAN, 9 November 2013 (UNIC)-- Director-General of UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova in her message on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development, 10 November 2013, called for strengthening the link between science and policy, in order to make the most of scientific cooperation as a force for peace and development. The full text of...
  TEHRAN, 6 November 2013 (UNIC)—UN 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 of 2013, stressed the critical importance of protecting the environment in times of armed conflict and restoring the good governance of natural...
 TEHRAN, 31 October 2013 (UNIC) — Motherhood in childhood is a huge global problem, especially in developing countries, where every year 7.3 million girls under 18 give birth, according to The State of World Population 2013, released Wednesday by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.Of these 7.3 million births, 2 million are to girls 14 or...
 TEHRAN, 22 October 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on United Nations Day, 24 October 2013, underlined the importance of working together for peace, development and human rights. The full text of his message reads: Dear friends, United Nations Day is a chance to recognize how much this invaluable Organization...
 TEHRAN, 17 October 2013 (UNIC)—United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Chair and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Ms. Helen Clark will visit Tehran from 21 to 23 October 2013. During her stay, Ms. Clark will meet and confer with a number of senior Iranian government officials including Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohammad Javad...
 TEHRAN, 15 October 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Food Day, 16 October 2013 while announcing that every day, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of plenty, called for achieving zero hunger. The full text of his message reads: Every day, more than 840 million people go hungry in a world of...
 TEHRAN, 10 October 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2013,  called for greater efforts to carry out the UN’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan for the sake of all people with mental health problems, especially those who are older and require special attention. The full text...
 TEHRAN, 9 October 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2013, called for investment in education so that girls can advance in their personal development. The full text of his message reads: Empowering girls, ensuring their human rights and addressing the...
 There are few better ways to take the world’s pulse than through the unique convening power of the United Nations.  Over the past two weeks, during the whirlwind of meetings and speeches that characterizes the opening of the annual session of the General Assembly, I met with the leaders or foreign ministers of countries and groups representing...
  TEHRAN, 6 October 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Habitat Day, 7 October 2013 while emphasizing that urban transport is central to sustainable development called for accessibility of all cities to all. The full text of his message reads: For more than half a century, most countries have...
 TEHRAN, 3 October 2013 (UNIC)-- Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin in his message on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2013 said  UNFPA works to ensure that all people everywhere can age with dignity, security and confidence, while enjoying all their human...
 TEHRAN, 2 October 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for International Day of Non-violence, 2 October 2013, called on global citizens everywhere to be inspired by the courage of people like Mahatma Gandhi.  The full text of his message reads: Today we celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and his resonant legacy of...
 TEHRAN, 30 September 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2013, called on countries and people to commit to removing barriers to older persons’ full participation in society while protecting their rights and dignity. The full text of his message reads: The global...
 TEHRAN, 26 September 2013 (UNIC) – World leaders agreed Wednesday to scale up action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease and called for a 2015 Summit to adopt the next set of Goals to focus continued efforts after the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In the outcome document adopted at a Special Event on the MDGs,...
 TEHRAN, 26 September 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Tourism Day, 27 September 2013 urged tourism establishments to cut consumption and improve waste management. He said with unsustainable consumption and climate change threatening global water resources, this year’s World Tourism Day highlights the...
 TEHRAN, 25 September 2013 (UNIC) – International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran,  will organize a two-day workshop on “Enhancing Institutional Knowledge of Migration and Development Issues” in Shiraz capital of the Fars Province  on 2-3 October 2013. The aim of the...
 TEHRAN, 19 September 2013 (UNIC) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2013, said  “every girl and every boy deserves to receive a quality education and learn the values that will help them to grow up to be global citizens in tolerant communities that respect diversity.” The full text...
 TERHAN, 15 September 2013 (UNIC)--Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, wrapped up a three-day visit to Iran today, welcoming the opportunity to work more closely with the Islamic Republic in regional and international humanitarian affairs. “Iran has a well-developed system for disaster...
  TEHRAN, 13 September 2013 (UNIC)—United Nations Resident Coordinator Gary Lewis in his message in commemoration of the UN Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020) said litters spoil the beauty of Iran which is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. In  his message addressed to a large number of environment NGO members, ethnic...
  TEHRAN, 12 September 2013 (UNIC)—There are as many international migrants born in the South living in other countries in the South as in countries in the North, reflecting changing patterns of Asian migration, but globally the United States remains the most popular destination, according to new data presented by the United Nations...
  TEHRAN, 11 September 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, 12 September 2013 called on all partners to redouble their efforts to harness the wealth of knowledge, expertise and development thinking in the Global South. The full text of his message...
 TEHRAN, 8 September 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message for World Literacy Day, 8 September 2013, said more than 733 million young people and adults around the world cannot read and write, while at least 250 million primary-school–age children cannot read, write  or count. The full text of his message reads:More than 773...
 TEHRAN, 7 September 2013 (UNIC)-- Director-General of UNESCO Ms Irina Bokova in her message on the occasion of the International Literacy Day, 8 September 2013, announced that today, 84% of the world’s population can read and write, compared to 76% in 1990. The full text of her message reads:Literacy is a basic right and an essential motor for...
 Tehran, 27 August 2013 (UNIC) -- United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman visited Iran from 25 to 27 August 2013.  During his visit, Mr. Feltman had consultations with His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran for Legal and International Affairs...
 TEHRAN, 19 August 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on World Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2013, said teamwork is what the world needs more in order to achieve  peace, justice, dignity and development. The full text of his message reads: Every year on August 19th, we mark World Humanitarian Day in honour of aid workers...
 TEHRAN, 15 August 2013 (UNIC) – At the second Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meeting in April 2012, developing countries, donors and development banks made commitments to address barriers to delivering sustainable water and sanitation services. The 2013 Progress Update on the 2012 SWA High Level Meeting Commitments, launched at UN...
 TEHRAN, 12 August 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Youth Day, 12 August 2013 encouraged Member States, youth-led organizations and other stakeholders to act to promote the rights of all young migrants and maximize the development potential of youth migration. The full text of his message reads: This...
 TEHRAN, 7 August 2013 (UNIC)—UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August 2013, called for creation of a world that values the wealth of human diversity and nurtures the potential it offers. The full text of his message reads: On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we...
  TEHRAN, 30 April 2013 (UNIC) — The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2012 is 0.742 — in the high human development category — positioning the country at 76 out of 187 countries and territories. According to the 2013 Human Development Report (HDR), during 1980-2012, Iran’s HDI value rose from 0.443 to...
  TEHRAN, 18 April 2013 (UNIC) - United Nations officials in Iran and Pakistan Wednesday reiterated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s promise of assistance, if needed, to both countries following the 7.8- magnitude earthquake that struck their border on 16 April.“The UN stands ready, willing and I dare say able to help, if requested,” Gary...
 After a major earthquake hit Iran on 16 April, Mr. Gary Lewis, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Iran,  said that the United Nations Office in Iran stands ready to help the government and the people of the country as necessary if asked to do so, during an interview with BBC World News. Following a major...
 TEHRAN, 13 April 2013 (UNIC)—United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Gary Lewis, presented his credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi here on Saturday. During the meeting Mr. Lewis expressed his honour to have been designated by the UN Secretary-General to represent the UN in a country which has both contributed...
 TEHRAN, 17 February 2013 (UNIC) -- International Organization for Migration (IOM), in collaboration with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran,  will organize a two-day workshop on “Enhancing Institutional Knowledge of Migration and Development Issues” in Kish Island on 21-22 February 2013. The aim of the workshop which will be...
تهران 26 مهر 1391 (مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد)-- سازمان بین المللی مهاجرت با همکاری دولت جمهوری اسلامی ایران، کارگاه آموزشی دو روزه ای در مورد "ارتقا دانش نهادی مهاجرت و توسعه" در شهر رامسر در 1 و 2 آبان ماه جاری برگزار می نماید. هدف این دوره آموزشی  که در آن مقاماتی از وزارت کشور، وزارت امور خارجه و پلیس مهاجرت حضور خواهند داشت، ارتقا...