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finding-information-on-peace-and-security-through-the-un-website Tehran - In a joint event held by the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)-Tehran, some 25 researchers, students and members of IAUNS were briefed about retrieving the UN-related information and documentation. The discussion focused on peace and security and it was held on 15 February 2018...
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without-firm-action-on-gender-equality,-women’s-empowerment,-world-may-miss-development-targets TEHRAN, 15 February 2018 (UNIC) -- Without speedy progress on gender equality and real action to end pervasive discrimination against women and girls, the global community will not be able to keep the promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to ending poverty, protecting the planet and advancing prosperity by 2030, according to a new...
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radio-can-unite,-empower-communities,-and-give-voice-to-the-marginalized-un-chief TEHRAN, 13 February 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Radio Day, 13 February 2018, radio can unite and empower communities, and give voice to the marginalized.Radio reaches the widest audience in the world. In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to...
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secretary-general’s-statement-on-the-death-of-human-rights-activist-asma-jahangir We have lost a human rights giant. News of the death of Asma Jahangir today is echoing within her native Pakistan and across the world. She was a tireless advocate for inalienable rights of all people and for equality – whether in her capacity as a Pakistani lawyer in the domestic justice system, as a global civil society activist, or as...
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on-int’l-day,-guterres-calls-for-supporting-girls,-women-to-achieve-full-potential-as-scientific-researchers,-innovators TEHRAN, 11 February 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February 2018, highlighted the need to encourage and support girls and women achieve their full potential as scientific researchers and innovators.The full text of his message...
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guterres-calls-on-all-parties-to-conflict-to-observe-the-olympic-truce-during-the-2018-olympic-and-paralympic-games TEHRAN, 8 February 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the Olympic Truce for the PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games called on all parties to conflict to observe the Olympic Truce during the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The full text of his message reads: This week, the world...
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students-learn-navigating-through-the-un-website The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 12 graduate students of University of Tehran – Alborz Campus and other universities as well as 7 UNIC interns at the UN building on 5 February 2018. The workshop was organized by the Deputy of the International Section of University of...
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the-14th-international-energy-exhibition-held-in-kish The 14th International Energy Exhibition (Kish Enex 2018) opened on Kish Island with UNIDO’s support and the participation of over 180 Iranian and foreign companies. UNIDO Iran has supported this exhibition by, the speech of UNIDO representative in Iran, Dr. Maryam Javanshahraki, in the opening ceremony of the fair on “importance of...
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200m-women,-girls-have-experienced-female-genital-mutilation-un-chief TEHRAN, 6 February 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2018, announced that over 200 million women and girls alive today have experienced female genital mutilation in 30 countries across three continents.The full...
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earthquake-performance-evaluation-of-health-facilities-in-iran-by-un TEHRAN, 6 February 2018 (UNIC) -- The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of the Islamic Republic of Iran will soon begin implementation of the project “Inventory, Earthquake and Multi-Hazard Performance Evaluation of Existing Health Facilities in...
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terrorists-killed-and-injured-365-iraqi-civilians-in-january TEHRAN, 4 February 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 115 Iraqi civilians (not including police) were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate,...
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unesco-organizes-training-on-transboundary-water-management-for-water-professionals-from-afghanistan-and-iran From 22-24 January 2018, UNESCO organized a training on transboundary water management for a group of 30 water professionals from Afghanistan and Iran. The training was held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, as part of a series of tailor-made regional trainings by the International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) on Transboundary Water...
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fao-hosts-expert-workshop-to-address-complex-challenges-similar-to-urmia-lake-restoration FAO headquarters in Rome hosted a group of international experts that specialize in social-ecological systems to discuss a number of case studies including the Lake Urmia Restoration program. According to a press release by the FAO Representation in Iran, the overall theme of the expert workshop was to discuss how the social-ecological...
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iran-to-host-2018-regional-conference-on-population-ageing I.R. of Iran to host 2018 biennium HelpAge Regional Conference on Population Ageing from 23-25 October 2018 (01–03 Aban 1397). UNFPA Iran and HelpAge International signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding with the Deputy Minister and Head of State Welfare Organization (SWO) on behalf of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and...
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graduate-study-programme The 56th Graduate Study Programme will be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 2 to 13 July 2018. The GSP theme for 2018 will be: " HUMAN RIGHTS AT A CROSSROADS: WHERE WE STAND IN 2018 "  Background The United Nations Information Service’s Graduate Study Programme provides an opportunity for participants to deepen their...
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dag-hammarskjöld-fund-for-journalists TEHRAN, 24 January 2018 (UNIC) -- The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from mainly developing countries for its 2018 fellowship program. The application deadline is 12 March 2018.The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35,...
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the-9th-world-urban-forum-wuf9-programme The 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February, 2018. The theme of this forum is - “Cities 2030, Cities for All: Implementing the New Urban Agenda”. The focus of this forum is on the New Urban Agenda as a tool and accelerator for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Please refer to the following...
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diplomat-community-engages-with-iranian-red-crescent-for-kermanshah-area-earthquake-recovery On 23 Jan. 2018, the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) hosted a briefing session with Ambassadors and international organisations’ representatives to discuss the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Kermanshah on 12 November of last year and the response operation. The meeting, hosted by Dr. Ali Asghar Peyvandi, (President of the IRCS),...
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briefing-on-un-for-shahid-beheshti-university-students TEHRAN - UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam briefed some 14 students from Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) on UN, its history and main organs as well as UN agencies stationed in Iran. He also talked about SDGs and answered the students’ question. UN promotional items such as Image and Reality, UN Cards (what UN does every...
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unido-to-support-14th-int’l-energy-exhibition-in-kish TEHRAN, 17 January 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Iran, supports the 14th International Energy Exhibition to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #7 (SDGs) on “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. The UNIDO’s Representative in Iran,...
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towards-a-new-global-compact-on-migration By UN Secretary-General António GuterresManaging migration is one of the most profound challenges for international cooperation in our time.  Migration powers economic growth, reduces inequalities and connects diverse societies.  Yet it is also a source of political tensions and human tragedies.  The majority of migrants live and work...
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fao-urges-further-actions-to-save-oaks-and-boxwood-trees-of-iranian-forests Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) called for further actions to save Oaks and Boxwood trees in Zagros and Caspian forests of the country at the final workshop for a technical cooperative project that aimed at assisting the forestry sector in Iran. During the final workshop of the project entitle...
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unfpa-national-implementing-partners-review-achievement-discuss-road-ahead Annual Programme Review Meeting of the sixth Country Programme between UNFPA and the national implementing partners was Co-Chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNFPA Representative, Dr. Leila Joudane on Wednesday 10 January 2018.  High level participation from all relevant national ministries and organizations provided...
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managing-migration-is-one-of-the-most-urgent-and-profound-tests-of-international-cooperation-in-our-time-–-un-chief TEHRAN, 11 January 2018 (UNIC) -- “Migration is an expanding global reality” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres maintains in his report released today. “The time for debating the need for cooperation in this field is past”, and “managing it is one of the most urgent and profound tests of international cooperation of our...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-students-of-mofid-high-school TEHRAN - UNIC NIO Mohammad Moghadam briefed some 90 students in three different classes of Mofid High School on UN, its history and main organs as well as UN agencies stationed in Iran at the school on 8 January 2018. He also answered the students’ question.   The UN promotional items such as Image and Reality as well as UN Cards (what...
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memories-with-tehran-peace-museum On Friday, Tehran Peace Museum hosted a farewell party for the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr, Gary Lewis and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis to appreciate all they have done for this musuem during the past five years. Click here to watch this partnership over the years on Aparat.   On Friday, Tehran Peace Museum hosted a...
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total-of-69-iraqi-civilians-were-killed,-142-injured-in-acts-of-terrorism-in-december-2017-un TEHRAN, 4 January 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 69 Iraqi civilians (not including police) were killed and another 142 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate,...
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statement-attributable-to-the-spokesman-for-the-secretary-general-on-the-islamic-republic-of-iran The Secretary-General is following with concern recent developments in the Islamic Republic of Iran. He deplores the loss of life in the protests. He urges respect for the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, and that any demonstrations take place in a peaceful manner. Further violence must be avoided. Farhan Haq, Deputy...
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un-releases-“save-the-earth”-animation TEHRAN, 3 January 2018 (UNIC) -- Animation of “Save the Earth” has been produced and released by UNIDO with Global Environment Facilities(GEF) financing, under the project of “Industrial Energy Efficiency in key sectors in Iran”. “Save the Earth” main focus is on climate change and its consequences for the earth. In this animation energy...
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an-alert-for-the-world TEHRAN, 29 December 2017 (UNIC)—United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his new year video message alerted the world on issues such as deepening conflicts, global anxieties about nuclear weapons, expansion of climate change, growing inequalities, violations of human rights as well as rise of nationalism and xenophobia. The...
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world-could-see-1-8-billion-tourists-by-2030-–-un-agency TEHRAN, 28 December 2017 (UNIC) – By 2030, there could be 1.8 billion tourists – just over one in five persons in the world – travelling around the globe, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has said.Speaking with UN News, Taleb Rifai, the Secretary-General of UNWTO, highlighted the role of travel and tourism in...
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ph-d-students-of-international-finance-learn-more-about-the-un-website The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 20 post-graduate students of international finance from the Islamic Azad University-Science and Research Branch at the UN building on 24 December 2017. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin...
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un-environment-published-a-foresight-brief-entitled-lake-urmia-signs-of-recovery Lake Urmia, located in a mountainous region between the provinces of East and West Azerbaijan in northwestern Iran is one of the country’s most important ecosystems. Recent indications are that the lake is recovering. The focus of this brief is on the extent of this recovery and measures that are being put in place to ensure this is...
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germany-sustains-support-for-afghan-and-iraqi-refugees-in-iran TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new contribution of €1 million (approximately US$1.2 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany that will be used to provide food assistance to 30,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This...
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iranian-child-wins-first-place-at-fao’s-painting-competition-2017 Soheil Ahmadipour, the Iranian eight-year-old student by drawing a happy and active rural life where men and women work together to make the best use of land, water and soil, and produce most of their needs won the First award of the FAO’s Painting Competition on the occasion of World Food Day 2017. The competition that was Co-organised...
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our-right-of-passage-should-be-safe-migration,-not-leaky-boats-by-william-lacy-swing “I’m a migrant, but didn't have to risk my life on a leaky boat or pay traffickers. Safe migration cannot be limited to the global elite.”   Thus spoke United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in September 2017. With a memorable turn of phrase, he captured what is perhaps one of the overriding challenges facing the world today....
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effective-international-cooperation-in-managing-migration-is-needed-to-ensure-that-its-benefits-are-most-widely-distributed-un-chief TEHRAN, 17 December 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Migrants Day, 18 December 2017, said that effective international cooperation in managing migration is needed to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed. The full text of his message is read: On International...
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“climate-change-is-an-existential-threat”-says-the-un-resident-coordinator On 17 December, Hamshahri Newspaper published an interview with Mr. Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The focus of the interview was the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement.  In this interview Mr. Lewis states: “Make no mistake about this, there is no greater challenge facing mankind...
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“fireplace-growing-cold”-launched-at-tehran-museum-of-contemporary-art “As you journey through the pages of this fascinating book, you will find impressive historical photographs of the Iranian Nomads. They still travel – though now in much smaller numbers than before – from one place to another across Iran’s vast and atmospheric landscape.” These words were shared by the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP...
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simulation-exercise-on-human-rights-council-on-human-rights-day Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) with cooperation of UN Information Centre (UNIC) and United Nations Association (UNA) held a simulation of United Nations Human Rights Council on Human Rights Day 10 December 2017 at the ODVV Conference Room with participation of some 40 post graduates of international law,...
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youngsters-with-disabilities-but-with-diverse-abilities,-talents-mark-day-of-persons-with-disabilities TEHRAN - Madam Maryam Zarif, the wife of the Foreign Minister was a guest of honor at the special ceremony organized by the Roshd Charity Foundation with the UN Information Center’s support on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. More than 30 children with disabilities with their parents, teachers and Roshd volunteers...
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lift-in-global-economy-prompts-opportunities-to-tackle-deep-rooted-development-issues-–-un TEHRAN, 11 December 2017 (UNIC) – A three per cent upturn in the global economy has paved the way to readjust policy towards longer-term issues, such as addressing climate change, tackling existing inequalities and removing institutional obstacles to development, according to a new United Nations report on global economic...
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human-rights-day-10-dec-symbolizes-end-of-orange-campaign Every year, the international organizations launch campaigns on ending gender-based violence during the time between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and Human Rights Day (10 December). This time period is known as the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.” UNFPA...
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un-chief-urged-people,-leaders-everywhere-to-stand-up-for-all-human-rights TEHRAN, 10 December 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres in his message on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017, urged people and leaders everywhere to stand up for all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural -- and for the values that underpin our hopes for a fairer, safer and better world...
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fao-marks-world-soil-day-2017-in-iran Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture Jahad marked today World Soil Day 2017 in Tehran to highlight this year theme “Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground” for the Iranian stakeholders. According to a press release published with the FAO Representation in...
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december-2017-commemoration-of-human-rights-day TEHRAN - The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in partnership with University of Tehran’s Faculty of Law and Political Science and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), commemorated Human Rights Day in the presence of some 90 university professors and students as well intellectuals by holding a seminar at University of Tehran’s...
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chogān-and-kamantcheh-kamancha-from-iran-inscribed-on-the-representative-list-of-the-intangible-cultural-heritage-of-humanity The 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage takes place in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, from Monday 4 to Saturday 9 December 2017. On the fourth day of the meeting, two elements from the Islamic Republic of Iran were inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible...
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iran-marked-fastest-growth-in-industrial-design-counts-worldwide-un-report TEHRAN, 7 December 2017 (UNIC) – The Islamic Republic of Iran marked the fastest growth in industrial design counts worldwide with a 34.8 per cent increase, the United Nations intellectual property agency said Wednesday. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), global industrial design filing activity in 2016 grew...
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unic-tehran-marks-international-volunteer-day-with-its-interns UNIC Tehran team highlighted important input by its interns and volunteers to UNIC’s day-to-day operations, while marking International Volunteer Day with its colleagues from the UN Communications Group at UN Office in Tehran on 5 December 2017. Every year some 14-16 bright and well-educated students from Iranian universities are...
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international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities-commemorated-in-qazvin QAZVIN - Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities at its conference hall in Qazvin, the capital of the Qazvin Province, on 6 December 2017. Senior officials from Qazvin City, including Managing Director of Design Services Organization of the Qazvin Municipality, Mohammad Esmaeil...
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