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2018 Internship for Local/International Students United Nations 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 activities is available at www.unic-ir.org. The incumbents will work under the general supervision of the UNIC Director and under direct supervision of the UNIC Reference Assistant. The purpose of internships at UNIC is not to lead to further employment with the UN but to complement an intern’s studies.  

DURATION:                           Six months

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21 July 2018

LOCATION:                           UN Information Center, UN Office, Tehran, I.R. Iran

START DATE:                      01 September 2018

 

ABOUT: 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 activities is available at www.unic-ir.org.

The incumbents will work under the general supervision of the UNIC Director and under direct supervision of the UNIC Reference Assistant.

The purpose of internships at UNIC is not to lead to further employment with the UN but to complement an intern’s studies.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • provide support to the UNIC office in organizing meetings, press events, and other activities
  • take photos and make videos during UN events
  • provide administrative support to the UNIC staff
  • assist UNIC staff with website and social media maintenance
  • undertaking any other relevant tasks when necessary

 

MANDATORY SKILLS:

  • Basic knowledge about United Nations, its global and national agenda
  • Basic knowledge about work of the UN in the I.R. Iran and UNIC in the I.R. Iran
  • Fluent knowledge of Persian and English languages
  • Computer literate in standard software applications, including knowledge of MS Office, internet, and social media
  • Knowledge of political, social and economic environment of the I.R. Iran
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and maintain a flexible schedule
  • Personal responsibility, accuracy and punctuality
  • Ability to work in a team as well as individually
  • Respect  UN office ethics
  • Respect gender and cultural diversity

 

SPECIFIC TASKS:

1.    Translations:

Responsibilities:

  • translate UN documents from English into Persian and vice versa
  • transcribe and translate UN films

Required Skills:

  • strong translation and writing skills
  • very good knowledge of English and Persian
  • ability to edit translated texts

 

2.    Media monitoring/press clippings and social media:

Responsibilities:

·         review local media and contribute to preparation of press clippings

·         monitor media coverage of the UN activities in Iran

·         contribute to the updates of the UN Iran social media platforms

Required Skills:

·         knowledge of Persian and English language is mandatory

·         basic knowledge of media field in Iran

·         advanced social media skills

 

3.    Research:

Responsibilities:

·         contribute to the content for updating the bilingual www.unic-ir.org website

·         research and compile new materials

Required Skills:

·         sound knowledge of international relations, international humanitarian law

·         good bilingual writing and research skills

 

4.    Design and photography:

Responsibilities:

  • assist with design of UN-related publications, promotional materials
  • prepare photos for website and publications (photo-editing)
  • take photos during UN events

Required Skills:

  • knowledge of editing and design software (Photoshop, illustrator, in-design, etc)
  • knowledge of some open source subtitling software
  • knowledge of info graphics and other multimedia software

 

5.    Administrative and outreach/library work:

Responsibilities:

  • provide support to UNIC in maintaining the library files and lists
  • assist in organizing workshops, meetings, press events, and other activities

Required Skills:

  • willingness to work as a multitasked aide in the office
  • skills and experience in filing and other office duties


HOW TO APPLY

4th –year undergraduate students and above with a background of international relations, international law, humanitarian law, international economics, political science, English language, communications and journalism, graphic-design, film production and other relevant studies are eligible to apply.

 

Each applicant should submit the following papers to UNIC via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

1.    Curriculum vitae in English

2.    Motivation letter in English

 

  • Please write in the subject line of e-mail: Internship application”. 
  • Please mention in the body of e-mail TASKS, from the list above, in which you are interested.

Application packages will be reviewed on a competitive basis by UNIC staff and ONLY the best candidates will be contacted and invited to take part in a UN test and interview.

Shortlisted candidates will have a probation period of two weeks. Only after successful completion of this period the applicants are accepted for internship for an initial period of three months with a possible extension up to six months. Mid-term evaluation will be important. 

UNIC will give a concrete task or list of tasks to each intern to perform.  

The intern should sign an Internship Agreement committing him or herself to the rules and tasks mentioned.

The interns will be provided with office space and internet access. Some might have the opportunity to work distantly, outside the office area.

Upon successful completion of the internship and based on the evaluation the incumbents will be provided with a Letter of Reference.

 

Note:

 

1.    To the information of the applicants and university administration: the internship period might not coincide with the mandatory academic practice of the respective university. That is why UNIC will accept MAINLY those students who are voluntarily willing to be at UNIC as interns.

 

2.    UNIC is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with confidence.

 

3.    As the office space and human resources are very limited in the UNIC office only small number of students will be accepted. Interns are not financially remunerated by the UN. The UN accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. The UN accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.

 

4.    The intern agrees that he/she will work for a minimum of at least three months with two weeks probation period.  Working hours are flexible and will be agreed with each person individually. An internship must be completed within a six-month period.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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Mandela never became a prisoner of his past – UN Chief

TEHRAN, 18 July 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his video message on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2018 said Mandela was held captive for many years but he never became a prisoner of his past.

The full text of his message reads:

Nelson Mandela was a towering global advocate for justice and equality. He continues to inspire the world through his example of courage and compassion. Nelson Mandela was held captive for many years but he never became a prisoner of his past. Instead, he poured his energy into reconciliation and his vision of a peaceful multi-ethnic, democratic South Africa.

On this day, marking the centennial of his birth, we commemorate Nelson Mandela’s lifetime of service. Rarely has one person in history done so much to stir people’s dreams and move them to action. That struggle for equality, dignity and justice continues. Madiba’s legacy shows the way.

 

 

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United Nations Finalizes First Ever Global Compact for Migration

TEHRAN, 15 July 2018 (UNIC) – The text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, was finalized on at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday 13 July 2018. This is the first time that Member States of the United Nations have come together to negotiate an agreement covering all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. 

The Global Compact is the culmination of thematic discussions and consultations among Member States and such actors as local officials, civil society representatives and migrants themselves; stocktaking and reflection on the views that were shared; and intergovernmental negotiations. In total, this open, transparent and inclusive process lasting over 18 months led to unprecedented dialogue and learning by all participants on the realities of international migration. The agreement now forms a basis to improve governance and international understanding of migration, to address the challenges associated with migration today, and to strengthen the contribution of migrants and migration to sustainable development. 

Calling today a “historic moment,” the President of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, said the Global Compact’s potential was huge. He added, “It can guide us from a reactive to a proactive mode. It can help us to draw out the benefits of migration, and mitigate the risks. It can provide a new platform for cooperation. And it can be a resource, in finding the right balance between the rights of people and the sovereignty of States. And, in December, it will formally become the first comprehensive framework on migration the world has ever seen.”

Also taking the floor was the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, who said, “Migration raises profound issues: around State sovereignty and human rights; around what constitutes voluntary movement; the relationship between development and mobility; and how to support social cohesion.” She added, “This compact demonstrates the potential of multilateralism: our ability to come together on issues that demand global collaboration – however complicated and contentious they may be.”

Ms. Louise Arbour, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for International Migration, added, “Human mobility will be with us, as it has always been. Its chaotic, dangerous exploitative aspects cannot be allowed to become a new normal. The implementation of the Compact will bring safety, order and economic progress to everyone’s benefit.”

Also at today’s meeting were the Permanent Representatives of Mexico and Switzerland to the United Nations, the co-facilitators who led the process and drafted the document.

The Permanent Representative of Mexico, H.E. Mr. Juan José Ignacio Gómez Camacho, said, “Migration was the only global issue that remained off the agenda at the UN. The Global Compact not only makes a practical difference in the lives of millions of migrants globally, but recognizes that no country can address it alone. The reason why this process was successful is because we negotiated based on evidence and facts, not perceptions and prejudices.”

The Permanent Representative of Switzerland, H.E. Mr. Jürg Lauber, added, “This text puts migration firmly on the global agenda. It will be a point of reference for years to come and induce real change on the ground. I view the successful conclusion of our negotiation as a strong commitment to multilateralism and international cooperation.”

The agreement will be formally adopted by Member States at the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 10 and 11 December 2018. Ms. Arbour will serve as the Secretary-General of the Conference.

 

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UN Youth Conference in Vienna

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dear young people from all over the world,

The United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria - Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs (UNYSA-AUSTRIA-AFA) cordially invites students and young graduates from 18 to 35 years from all educational  backgrounds and from all nations to our most important youth conference in Vienna.

From 29 July to 02 August 2018 the Vienna International Model United Nations (VIMUN) will take place directly at the UN Office at Vienna.

A Model United Nations (MUN) is a meeting where students authentically simulate negotiations of specific committees and organs of the United  Nations. Participants choose a country and research their   

chosen country's position regarding a specific topic. After preparation, they  step into the shoes of diplomats and represent this country in a  committee. They debate, convince, bring forward new   

solutions and  solve a world conflict with their own resolution.

Why participate at MUNs?

Thousands of students actively take part in MUNs, debating either at training sessions at clubs or at international conferences that  are organized all over the world. The motivation for participation in   MUNs is simple, yet very convincing:

- improve your negotiation and debating skills

- become a better team-worker and leader

- get an insight into an UN diplomat's work

- make practical use of your political knowledge

- meet and stay in touch with students from all around the world

- earn a valuable certificate

VIMUN welcomes experienced MUN participants (some Committees will be exclusively reserved for advanced MUNers) but also attracts students  who take part at a MUN for the first time!

We will simulate/discuss the following committees/issues:

Human Rights Council (HRC)

70 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age"

 

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Simulation of a Meeting of the Board of Governors (The IAEA is designated for advanced MUN participants.)

"Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management"

 

Security Council (SC)

The SC is designated for advanced MUN participants. There will be an authentic simulation of the UN SC (no fictional crisis).

"The Situation in the Middle East" (Syria)

 

Just Added to VIMUN: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Simulation of a Meeting of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

"Actual Challenges for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: Economic Exploitation, Future Tourism and Space Junk"

 

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Simulation of a Ministerial Conference (without Observers)

"New 'Trade Wars', Regional Economic Alliances and Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for the WTO?"

We cordially invite you to find all further information on VIMUN at: http://www.vimun.org

As our online registration does not work at the moment according to the new European Data Protection Regulations you can simply register for VIMUN by filling in the attached old fashioned form and sending it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note that we can only accept applications if you do not need a visa for entering the European Union, as the deadline for visa applications is already over.

If you need any additional information we stay at your disposal via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanking you for your attention and looking forward to meet you/your   

friends at our conference,

With all our very best regards,

 

 

 
 

Related Document:

Registration Form VIMUN 2018

 
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Archivists and librarians learn more about the UN

Tehran – A training session on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” was held for some 80 archivists and librarians of the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran at the Hekmat Hall of the National Library on 4 July 2018. The participants learned about some basic facts about the UN, and how to find and retrieve UN information and documents on the UNIC, the UN websites and the Dag Hammarskjold Library (DHL) webpage.  
UNIC Reference Assistant Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani and participants

Tehran – A training session on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” was held for some 80 archivists and librarians of the National Library and Archives of Islamic Republic of Iran at the Hekmat Hall of the National Library on 4 July 2018.

The participants learned about some basic facts about the UN, and how to find and retrieve UN information and documents on the UNIC, the UN websites and the Dag Hammarskjold Library (DHL) webpage. UNIC Reference Assistant, Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani as the facilitator of the training session, briefed the participants on the UN document symbols as well as searching through some of DHL resources and databases including UNBISNET and Official Document System (ODS).

Archivists and librarians became familiar with DHL Depository Library Programme that now is consisted of a network of 356 depository libraries located in 136 countries including Iran. The four UN depository libraries in Iran were introduced.

 

Finding UN information and documentation workshop participants

Copies of the UN System Chart were distributed among the participants.

Workshops “Finding UN Information and Documentation” are regularly organized by the UNIC for all interested groups. For more information about how to attend these workshops and learn how to navigate the UN web site, please contact UN Information Center: Reference Assistant Ms Nazanin Ghaemmaghami (e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'; document.getElementById('cloak88535').innerHTML += ''+addy_text88535+'<\/a>'; //-->  – Tel. No.: 0098 21 22873837) 

 

 
 

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