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un-chief-calls-on-governments-businesses-and-people-to-act-to-protect-nature TEHRAN, 22 May 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the Interntional Day for Biological Diversity urged governments, businesses and people everywhere to act to protect the nature that sustains us.The full text of his message reads: The rich variety of life on Earth is essential for the...
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unesco-and-international-council-of-museums-icom-commemorate-international-day-of-museums-2018-in-iran Tehran, 21 May 2018: UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in collaboration with the Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) commemorated the International Day of Museums 2018 today in a joint ceremony at the Iranian Artist’s Forum. Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, the Director and Representative of...
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school-students-hold-model-united-nations Some 35 elementary and secondary high school students from Rah-e-Roshd Educational Complex, in cooperation with the UN Information Centre (UNIC) and the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran held a Model United Nations (MUN) conference simulating the 2016 UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. The MUN exercise...
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unesco-joins-expert-meeting-in-iran-on-intellectual-property-rights-in-cultural-heritage Tehran, 20 May 2018: The Research Centre of the Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicrafts and Tourism organization and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) jointly organized an expert meeting in Tehran, that was focused on “Intellectual Property Rights in Cultural Heritage”. Ms Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of UNESCO...
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workshop-on-the-international-court-of-justice    Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) in partnership with UNIC Tehran organized a workshop on “Institution of proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ)” for some 20 graduate students of international law at the UN building on 15 May 2018. The workshop was conducted by the Kharazmi University Professor and...
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iranian-youth-learn-more-about-peacekeeping-peacebuilding-and-culture-of-peace Tehran – A workshop on peacebuilding and research on peace and security as well as the culture of peace was held for some twenty students on 17 May 2018 at the UN office in Tehran. The workshop was organized on request of the Revamp Talent Management Agency. The participants were briefed about retrieving information, data and...
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workshop-on-city-diplomacy-and-city-development Tehran - The Secretariat of the Forum of Mayors of Iranian Megacities in cooperation of the Centre for Graduate International Studies-University of Tehran, Iranian Association of Cooperation with UNESCO and UN Information Centre in Tehran held workshop on “City Diplomacy and City Development: Action plans in international arena” for...
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visitors-learned-more-about-un-at-the-31st-tehran-international-book-fair TEHRAN - All parts of a nation's culture are rooted in the books, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Dr. Abbas Salehi said at the opening ceremony of the 31st Tehran International Book Fair, which was held at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla (Prayer ground) during 2-12 May 2018 under the theme “No to Not Reading...
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17-may-2018-briefing-on-un-un4u-for-azad-university-students A group of 12 under graduate students and professors from the Faculty of Law of Azad University in Parand, 33 Km. southwest of Tehran, were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room 17 May 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions....
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dat-celebrates-the-international-day-of-families QAZVIN - Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) celebrated the International Day of Families at Talaie Park in Qazvin on 16 May 2018. The celebration was held to commemorate the theme of this year’s Interntional Day of Families: “Families and Inclusive Societies”. Some 40 DAT members took part in the ceremony and experienced good moments....
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unodc-enhanced-the-canine-k9-capacity-of-customs-administration-of-the-islamic-republic-of-iran Tehran, 17 May 2018 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran procured and trained eight drug detecting dogs and provided training for eight dog handlers from Iranian Customs K9 Centre. The training was held immediately after delivery of 8 drug detecting dogs by UNODC and continued for six...
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today-s-mothers-commemorate-international-day-of-families TEHRAN- International Day of Families was commemorated by a large number of members of Madarane Emrouz Institute (Today’s Mothers) at the institute’s hall on 15 May 2018. At the beginning, one of the senior staff member of Madarane Emrouz Institute delivered the statement of the Institute for the audience. Then UNIC NIO Mohammad...
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allame-tabatabai-university-inaugurates-unesco-chair-for-communication-of-science-and-technology Tehran, 16 May 2018: Today, the Allame Tabatab’i University of Tehran inaugurated its first UNESCO Chair for Communication of Science and Technology. There are currently 16 UNESCO Chairs across different universities in Iran. The inauguration ceremony of the Chair was attended by Dr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and...
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unesco-marked-world-day-for-cultural-diversity-2018-in-iran Tehran, 15 May 2018: UNESCO organized a festive event today at the Ivan Attar Auditorium in Sa’adabad Cultural and Historical Complex of Tehran marking the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2018 in Iran. The event, which consisted of cultural performances and exhibitions from different provinces of Iran and...
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briefing-on-un-un4u-for-students-of-judiciary-school A group of 16 under graduate students from the Judiciary School in Tehran, were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room on 15 May 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions. Copies of the Persian version of UN System Chart, UDHR, UN Charter and UN Cards...
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unesco-invites-iranians-to-celebrate-the-cultural-diversity-day-at-sa-ad-abad-complex-in-tehran UNESCO Tehran Cluster office will celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2018 on Tuesday 15 May 2018, from 14:00 to 17:00 with participation of representatives from 17 countries. The event that will consist of several cultural performances and exhibitions in cooperation with embassies in Tehran, takes...
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briefing-on-un-un4u-for-students-of-shahid-bahonar-university-of-kerman A group of 8 under graduate students from the Faculty of Political Science of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, capital of the Kerman Province, central Iran, were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room 10 May 2018. He also answered the...
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briefing-on-un-un4u-for-azad-university-students A group of 15 under graduate students from the Faculty of Law of Azad University in Parand, 33 Km. southwest of Tehran, were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room 10 May 2018. He also answered the participants’ questions. Copies of the Persian...
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un-chief-deeply-concerned-by-us-decision-to-exit-iran-nuclear-deal TEHRAN, 9 May 2018 (UNIC) -- Following a decision on Tuesday by the United States to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the United Nations chief said he was “deeply concerned” by the move, and called on all parties to preserve the deal. President Donald Trump made the announcement at the White House, and immediately...
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commemoration-of-mother-earth-day TEHRAN - Ketabraneh book club in partnership with UNIC Tehran commemorated Mother Earth Day at the Allameh Tabatabee High School on 1 May 2018. UNIC Director Dr. Maria Dotsenko spoke about importance of preservation of Mother Earth and about history of this important UN observance. She said: “Mother Earth is a common expression for the...
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un-iran-partnership-historical-photos-documents-exhibited-in-bushehr BUSHEHR – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership inaugurated at 9th Day Gallery in the port city of Bushehr, on 30 April 2018 by Dr Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director, Mr. Majid Khorshidi Deputy Governor of Bushehr Province, Dr. Hamideh Mahouzi Director General of the Bushehr Provincial Branch of the Ministry...
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the-world-press-photo-exhibition-comes-to-tehran TEHRAN, 7 May 2018 (UNIC) -- The Exhibition will be open to the public from 10th May to 1st June at the Niavaran Cultural Centre in TehranAbout World Press Photo The annual photo contest awards photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism. It is the world’s leading contest for professional press...
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government-of-japan-renews-commitment-to-restoring-lake-urmia-for-the-fifth-year-in-a-row Tehran – The Government of Japan has generously contributed another US$ 1 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iran to continue supporting their efforts to contribute to the restoration of Lake Urmia. This is Japan’s fifth contribution. The signing ceremony took place late last week at the Department of Environment...
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tejarat-bank-and-unicef-iran-sign-memorandum-of-understanding Today, Deputy Managing Director of Tejarat Bank for Provincial Affairs, Mr Alireza Mehrjoo and Dr Will Parks, UNICEF Representative in Iran signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Tejarat Bank is the 6th major corporate group to join with UNICEF and other national partners in their efforts to help children across Iran as well as to advance...
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reham-al-farra-memorial-journalism-fellowship TEHRAN, 18 April 2018 (UNIC) -- United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) is accepting applications for the 2018 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalism Fellowship, which will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 16 September to 6 October 2018. The Fellowship will bring a select group of young journalists from around...
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un-booth-is-welcoming-visitors-at-the-tehran-international-book-fair 3 May 2018-- UN’s participation in the Tehran International Book Fair is a unique opportunity not only to share with public some fresh UN publications and multimedia materials, but also to discuss UN values, agenda of UN Secretary-General and UN work in Iran. “UN in Iran for the 15th year participates in the Tehran International Book...
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terrorists-killed-wounded-190-iraqis-in-april-2018-un TEHRAN, 3 May 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 68 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at...
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on-world-press-freedom-day-un-chief-calls-on-governments-to-strengthen-press-freedom-protect-journalists TEHRAN, 3 May 2018 (UNIC) – On World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2018, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on governments to strengthen press freedom, and to protect journalists.The full text of his message reads: A free press is essential for peace, justice and human rights for all. It is crucial to building...
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qeshm-island-of-iran-hosts-international-meeting-and-workshop-on-unesco-global-geoparks Qeshm Island, 28 April 2018 - Members of the Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network and representatives of National Commissions for UNESCO from 17 countries gathered in Qeshm Island of Iran to attend an international meeting and workshop on UNESCO Global Geoparks. The meeting that was organized by UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran through collaboration with...
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world-leaders-gather-at-un-to-renew-commitment-to-build-and-sustain-peace TEHRAN, 25 April 2018 (UNIC) -- Calling for more diplomacy, dialogue and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, United Nations officials urged a gathering of world leaders on Tuesday to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention at the heart of the UN’s work. “The first line of the...
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unesco-joins-celebration-of-tabriz-as-capital-of-islamic-tourism-2018 Tabriz, 25 April 2018: UNESCO joined the festive ceremony attended by President Hassan Rouhani and representatives of the international community to celebrate the designation of Tabriz as Capital of Islamic Tourism in 2018 by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). President Rouhani in his opening remarks highlighted the development of...
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unic-helps-university-of-tehran-graduate-students-to-find-needed-un-information As per request of Dr. Amirsaed Vakil Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran professor, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) held a “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 40 graduate students of international law and human rights at the UN building in Tehran on 23 April 2018. The workshop was...
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unesco-highlights-iran-s-capacities-in-sports-for-peace-and-development Tehran – 23 April 2018: UNESCO and the University of Tehran celebrated the 5th International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to highlight the importance of investment in physical activities for the present and future of the country. At a ceremony that was hosted by the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education of the University of...
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un-to-hold-high-level-meeting-on-peacebuilding-sustaining-peace TEHRAN, 22 April 2018 (UNIC) - The President of the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, will convene a High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 24 and 25 April 2018.The Meeting will bring world leaders, civil society and the private sector together, to focus on conflict...
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a-new-approach-to-peace By Miroslav Lajčák When the United Nations was created, its founders envisioned a different kind of world. A world in which disputes were resolved in meeting rooms and not battlefields. A world in which wars were stopped before they broke out. A world that didn’t wait for lives to be lost before springing into action. But violent...
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exhibition-of-un-iran-historical-photos-and-documents-opens-in-shiraz SHIRAZ - Exhibition of UN-Iran Historical Photos and Documents inaugurated at Taropood Gallery of Document Centre and National Library of the Fars Province in Shiraz on Thursday 12 April 2018. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of Deputy Governor General of the Fars Province, Hadi Pazhohesh Jahromi; UN Information Centre (UNIC)...
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commemorative-event-on-the-international-day-of-reflection-on-the-1994-genocide-against-the-tutsi-in-rwanda-7-april UNIC Tehran in cooperation with the Iranian International Studies Association (IISA), held a commemorative event on the occasion of the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda with participation of some 30 graduate students on 9 April 2018 at the UN building. At the beginning of the session, UNIC...
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unido-allocates-low-interest-loan-to-energy-efficiency-projects-in-iran TEHRAN, 10 April 2018 (UNIC) -- The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)has established a revolving fund for allocating low-interest loan to Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) projects in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This decision made towards Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Goals and regarding the...
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today-s-wars-on-children-devastate-the-sacred-principle-of-protection By: Geert Cappelaere A few milestones in March 2018 Seven years of war on children in Syria Three years of war on children in Yemen Who marks those milestones? Who cares? The gradual erosion of public consciousness for our common duty to protect children seems to have made the world numb to egregious violations. What’s worse,...
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un-chief-warns-of-racism-hate-speech-and-xenophobia-around-the-world TEHRAN, 7 April 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 7 April 2018, expressed his deep concern about the rise of racism, hate speech and xenophobia around the world. The full text of his message...
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average-global-life-expectancy-has-expanded-by-23-years-un-chief TEHRAN, 7 April 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General in his message on World Health Day, 7 April 2018, said since the establishment of World Health Organization (WHO), average global life expectancy has expanded by 23 years, smallpox has disappeared, and polio will soon be gone.The full text of his message reads: Today, we...
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terrorists-killed-wounded-281-iraqi-civilians-in-march-2018 TEHRAN, 4 April 2018 (UNIC) – A total of 104 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 177 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The figures include ordinary civilians and others who can be...
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unido-published-sharing-information-and-awareness-raising-documentary TEHRAN, 3 April 2018 (UNIC) -- “Sharing Information and Cultural Change in Energy Consumption” Documentary film has been produced and released by UNIDO with Global Environment Facility (GEF) funding, under the project of “Industrial Energy Efficiency in key sectors in Iran (IEE Project)”.The main focus of this film is to highlight...
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on-world-autism-day-un-chief-calls-for-full-participation-of-all-people-with-autism TEHRAN, 1 April 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April 2018, called for the full participation of all people with autism.The full text of his message reads: On World Autism Awareness Day, we stand up for the rights of people with autism and speak out against...
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the-secretary-general-remarks-at-nowruz-celebration 20 March 2018, 16:00 It is indeed an enormous pleasure to be back in this wonderful celebration. I think we all recognize that nothing in our world is more important than the spirit of Nowruz. When we see all the conflicts around the world. When we see the plight of migrants and refugees. When we see the rise of xenophobia and...
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dr-leila-joudane-unfpa-representative-in-iran-meeting-h-e-dr-hassan-ghazizadeh-hashemi-minister-of-health-and-medical-education Shortly before Nowrooz 1397, the Iranian new year, Dr. Leila Joudane, UNFPA Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran, met H.E. Dr. Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi, the  Minister of Health and Medical Education in his office. Before the start of the meeting, Dr. Joudane wished a happy new year to the Minister of Health and Medical...
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un-world-bank-panel-calls-for-fundamental-shift-in-water-management TEHRAN, 15 March 2018 (UNIC) -- With 700 million people worldwide at risk of being displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030, water infrastructure investment must be at least doubled over the next five years, a panel set up by the United Nations and the World Bank recommended on Wednesday. Making Every Drop Count: An Agenda for Water...
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international-women-s-day-commemorated-in-dat On the occasion of International Women's Day (March 8), a ceremony was held on Tuesday 13 March 2018 at the Conference Hall of the Disability Association of Tavana (DAT), Public Relations and International Affairs of DAT reported. More than 100 people, including a couple of mothers who have disabled children and several disabled university...
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charity-ski-race-in-dizin-promotes-international-decade-for-action-water-for-sustainable-development-2018-2028 The United Nations Information Centre in Tehran (UNIC) jointly with RaikaTosee Kish Company organized a Charity Ski Race in the Dizin International Ski Resort on Friday, 9 March 2018. This Ski Race was dedicated to the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028) (General Assembly’s Resolution...
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finding-un-information-on-women-issues-on-international-women-s-day Tehran - On International Women’s Day United Nations Information Centre in cooperation with International Relations Department of Tarbiat Modares University and Iranian Association of Women’s Studies (IAWS) held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” with focus on women issues for some 30 participants at...
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