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29 July 2019 - Cooperation of NGOs with the United Nations

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Tehran – The United Nations Information Centre in cooperation with the of Office of Women and Family Affairs of the Provincial Government of Tehran Province and Naghsh-e Javid Institute with the participation some senior government officials and the Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) held a workshop entitled “Finding UN information” for some 70 participants from women NGOs of different cities in Tehran province.

The workshop held on 29 July 2019 is among a set of workshops that were launched in summer 2014 absorbing enthusiasts from all around country.

20190801 UNIC7Opening remarks by Ms Zahra Abbasi

Director General of the Office of Women and Family Affairs of the Provincial Government of Tehran Province Ms Thoraya Shareghi said that NGOs have taken a participatory approach and get help from people in making decisions due to their nature of performance in the fields of social harm, rehabilitation, environment, humanitarian affairs and so on. The role of NGOs should be elevated on the international level so that the utilization of this capacity on different areas could be followed up so they could be empowered.  

20190801 UNIC2Dr Mahmoud Abbasi briefing the participants

Deputy Minister of Justice on Human Rights and International Affairs and National Secretary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Dr Mahmoud Abbasi in his remarks elaborated on the third generation of human rights, civil society and NGOs are the main players. He said NGOs can help governments on easing social ills and disorders within societies. Referring to the most important roles of NGOs namely to enhance social participation as well as progress, he said in order to solve the current social problems, the Government with the cooperation of the private sector and civil society should act efficiently. 

20190801 UNIC4Dr Jalal Tajik speaking to the audience

Director General of NGOs and Unions Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (CHHTO) Dr Jalal Tajik in his speech thanked UNIC and some other UN agencies stationed in Tehran for their cooperation with CHHTO and expressed hope that the cooperation be continued in line with informing and enhancing NGOs.

During her speech at the workshop, UNFPA Iran Representative, Dr Leila Joudane detailed goals, activities and achievements of UNFPA as the leading UN agency serving women in Iran. “How much do you know about UNFPA?” asked Dr. Joudane, starting her presentation and initiated an interactive deep discussion with the participants regarding UNFPA mission in collaboration with the government to ensure a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

20190801 UNIC3Dr Leila Joudane delivering presentation on UNFPA

She continued the session by mentioning the great achievements of Iran on sexual and reproductive health and women empowerment. “During the past 25 years, the maternal mortality rate has dropped by more than 70 percent, 99 percent of births are attended by professional health personnel and today, 97.9 % of girls aged 15-24 are literate.” She added and continued “this is wonderful! You, in Iran, achieved a lot” then she underlined the important works still remain as the unfinished business of UNFPA.

“While Iran is one of the successful countries on the reduction of maternal mortality, our work is not finished yet, we need to achieve zero preventable maternal deaths, while we gained a lot in education for women, we need to accelerate the efforts to achieve the true participation of women in economy” she also stressed the significance of paying attention to those women and girls affected on recent floods and the UNFPA efforts to support them in cooperation with the government. “We need to join hands and efforts of all -Government, NGOs and community- to finish our unfinished business and to leave no one behind.” She concluded.

20190801 UNIC5Standing from left to right: Ms Thoraya Shareghi, Dr Leila Joudane and Ms Nazanin Ghaemmaghami

UNIC Public Information Assistant Ms Nazanin Ghaemmaghami elaborated on basic facts about the UN. She briefed the participants on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on goals 5 and 10.  The participants also navigated the UN website on UN and civil societyassociation with DGC and how to obtain ECOSOC consultative status, Gender equality,  Commission on the Status of Women, UN women, International Days on Women and World Day against Trafficking in Persons 30 July.

Persian copies of the UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the UN System Chart were distributed among 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. – Tel. No.: +98 21 -22873837)  


مرداد 98 - توانمند سازی سمن ها در تعامل با سازمان ملل متحد

 تهران - مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد با همکاری دفتر امور بانوان و خانواده استانداری تهران  و موسسه نقش جاوید، کارگاه آموزشی "بازیابی اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد" را برای بیش از 70 نفر از نمایندگان سازمان های مردم نهاد (سمن ها)  فعال در زمینه  زنان  با حضور مقامات برجسته دولتی و نماینده صندوق جمعیت سازمان ملل متحد برگزار کردند. 

این در زمره مجموعه کارگاه هایی بود که از تابستان 1393 آغاز و امسال در تاریخ 7 مردادماه  برای علاقه مندانی از شهرهای گوناگون استان تهران برگزار شد.

در ابتدای جلسه خانم زهرا عباسی، مدیر عامل موسسه نقش جاوید که هماهنگی برای برگزاری برنامه را به عهده داشت، نکاتی در اهمیت تعامل سمن ها با سازمان ملل متحد بیان کرد. 

20190801 UNIC7 خانم زهرا عباسی ضمن ایراد سخنان آغازین

خانم ثریا شارقی، مدیرکل امور بانوان و خانواده استانداری تهران به عنوان یکی از همکاران در برگزاری جلسه  اظهار داشت سمن ها به سبب ماهیت عملکرد در زمینه آسیب های اجتماعی، توان بخشی، محیط زیست، امور بشردوستانه و مانند آن رویکرد  مشارکت طلبی را شیوه کار خود قرار داده و مردم را در تصمیم گیری برای مسائل مربوط به خود سهیم می کنند. ایشان افزود نقش سمن ها  در سطح بین الملل باید ارتقا پیدا کند تا بهره گیری از این ظرفیت در حوزه های گوناگون پیگیری شود و در این راستا توانمندسازی آنها ضروری است.

20190801 UNIC2آقای دکتر محمود عباسی،در حال ایراد سخنرانی

آقای  دکتر محمود عباسی، معاون  حقوق بشر و امور بین الملل وزیر دادگستری و دبیر مرجع ملی کنوانسیون حقوق کودک به عنوان مهمان برجسته این نشست، سخنانی ایراد داشت از جمله اینکه در نسل سوم حقوق بشر، کنشگران اصلی سمن ها و نهادهای غیردولتی هستند و این کنشگری به معنای  تکلیف  تمامی افراد جامعه در رویارویی با مسائل اجتماعی است. ایشان افزود سمن‌ها  می توانند به دولت ها در جهت برطرف کردن آسیب های اجتماعی و نابسامانی‌های درون جامعه کمک کنند. دبیر مرجع ملی کنوانسیون حقوق کودک با بیان اینکه مهمترین نقش سازمان‌های مردم نهاد افزایش مشارکت اجتماعی، پیشرفت و توسعه جامعه است افزود: برای رفع مشکلات موجود در جامعه، دولت باید با همکاری بخش خصوصی و جامعه مدنی وارد عمل شود و در این میان، سمن ها می توانند در کنار حمایت های دولتی برای رفع موانع قدم‌های موثری بردارند.

20190801 UNIC4 آقای دکتر جلال تاجیک، ضمن سخنرانی

آقای دکتر جلال تاجیک، مدیرکل دفتر امور مجامع  و تشکلهای سازمان میراث فرهنگی، گردشگری  و صنایع دستی کشور از دیگر مهمانان برجسته جلسه بود که ضمن ایراد  سخنانی از همکاری مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد و برخی از دیگر کارگزاری های این سازمان در ایران در راستای همکاری مستمر با سازمان میراث فرهنگی، گردشگری  و صنایع دستی قدردانی کرد و اظهار امیدواری نمود این همکاری در راستای آگاهی رسانی به سمن ها به منظور توانمند سازی آنها با محوریت جوامع محلی تداوم یابد.

20190801 UNIC3خانم دکتر لیلا جودان، در حال معرفی صندوق جمعیت سازمان ملل متحد

مهمان برجسته دیگر این جلسه خانم دکتر لیلا جودان، نماینده صندوق جمعیت سازمان ملل متحد بود. ایشان در سخنرانی خود به آرمان ها، اقدامات و دستاوردهای صندوق جمعیت به عنوان کارگزاری پیشرو در خدمت  زنان  در ایران اشاره کرد. خانم جودان در اوایل سخنان خود  از جمع پرسید درباره صندوق جمعیت چه می دانند. در ادامه به بحثی تعامل برانگیز درباره این کارگزاری سازمان ملل متحد و همکاری آن با دولت و حصول اطمینان از این امر پرداخت که جهانی بسازیم که در آن هر بارداری خواسته باشد، هر تولد با سلامت  اتفاق بیافتد و  استعدادهای پنهان هر جوان شناخته شود.

ایشان سخنان خود را با ذکر این نکته ادامه داد که ایران در دستیابی به بهداشت باروری و توانمند سازی زنان موفق بوده است. "طی 25 سال گذشته، میزان مرگ و میر مادران بیش از 70 درصد کاهش یافته، 99 در صد تولد ها با حضور پرسنل حرفه ای سلامت انجام می گیرد و امروزه 9/97 درصد دختران بین 15 تا 24 ساله با سواد هستند. خانم دکتر جودان این را تحسین برانگیز دانست و بر این نکته نیز تاکید کرد که هنوز راه زیادی پیش رو هست و صندوق جمعیت کارهای ناتمام بسیاری دارد. ضروری است تعداد  مرگ و میر قابل پیشگیری مادران را به صفر برسانیم. در عین اینکه در زمینه آموزش دستاورد قابل توجهی داشته ایم، لازم است تلاش هایمان برای دستیابی به مشارکت جدی زنان در اقتصاد را سرعت ببخشیم. ایشان همچنین بر اهمیت توجه به زنان و دختران آسیت دیده از سیل اخیر و تلاش های دولت و صندوق جمعیت در حمایت از آنان تاکید کرد. وی افزود لازم است دست به دست هم دهیم و همگی از جمله دولت،سازمان  های غیردولتی و جوامع محلی بکوشیم تا اقدامات ناتمام را به پایان رسانیم تا هیچکس نادیده انگاشته نشود. خانم دکتر جودان به سوالات شرکت کنندگان پاسخ گفت.

20190801 UNIC5 ایستاده از چپ به راست: خانم ثریا شارقی، خانم دکتر لیلا جودان و خانم نازننن قائم مقامی

خانم نازنین قائم مقامی فراهانی، کتابدار مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد ضمن مطرح کردن نکاتی اساسی درباره سازمان ملل متحد از وب سایت این سازمان جهانی به معرفی بخش جامعه مدنی و راه های همکاری سازمان های غیر دولتی با سازمان ملل متحد پرداخت. ایشان به چگونگی کسب مقام مشورتی شورای اقتصادی اجتماعی،همکاری با اداره ارتباطات جهانی و مقام مشورتی یونسکو پرداخت. سپس نکاتی درباره آرمان های توسعه پایدار، برابری جنسیتی، کمیسیون مقام زن و نهاد زنان سازمان ملل متحد، مناسبت های سازمان ملل متحد درباره زنان به ویژه روز جهانی برای مبارزه با قاچاق انسان 30 جولای برابر با 8 مرداد ماه  را مطرح کرد.

نسخه هایی از منشور ملل متحد، اعلامیه جهانی حقوق بشر و نمودار سازمانی نظام ملل متحد به شرکت کنندگان تقدیم شد.

کارگاه آموزشی "بازیابی اطلاعات و اسناد ملل متحد" به عنوان یک فعالیت اطلاع رسانی و آموزشی مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد مرتبا برای گروه های علاقه مند برگزار می شود. برای دریافت اطلاعات بیشتر درباره شرکت در این کارگاه ها و چگونگی برگزاری آن با خانم نازنین قائم مقامی فراهانی به آدرس ایمیل This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. و شماره تلفن 22873837 تماس حاصل فرمائید.


28 Nov 2018 - OneHealth Tool Training for Economists and Public Health Scientists and Validation

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UNFPA is committed to the government of the I. R. Iran to support the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies policies on the provision of integrated, high impact, accessible affordable and high quality Reproductive and Maternal Health (RMH) and HIV services, for the entire population. In the line of this collaborative commitment, the mandate and expertise in UNFPA, it disposes to support the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME) to implement the costing of an integrated reproductive and maternal health service packages for the entire Iranian population.

In line with the above programme, UNFPA has supported the project debut workshop from 22nd to 28th June 2018 to start the process of prioritizing the essential packages for delivery maternal health in I. R. Iran.

In line with the workshop’s objectives and the emphasize raised by the MOHME about the importance of the maternal health costing exercise and the need for technical support it was decided to conduct a  training workshop in the near future to build country capacity for costing health programs using the UN supported OneHealth tool.

Today, the training workshop on “OneHealth Tool Training for Economists and Public Health Scientists and Validation” started at the Industrial Management Institute and will continue up to 3rd December. The main objective of the training workshop is to build capacity of professionals in the health and budgeting and finance environment in the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the application of One Health tool. Such professionals include: health economists, public health scientists and practitioners, Budget and finance specialists in the MoHME and Ministry of Finance, and academics.

The training provides an opportunity to exhibit the data and information in the ongoing projections for optimizing and upscaling maternal health interventions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is expected that this will provide reviews and validation of available national by a wider audience of national experts.

This workshop provides significant capacity in the country to replicate this type of estimations for other health areas; interpret the results of similar such analysis to assist programming, budget and finance function, resource mobilization and policy level dialogue.


25 Nov 2018 - Joint UN Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF and UN WOMEN, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls.

To commemorate this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign is calling upon us to stand in solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls. Our duty is not only to stand in solidarity with them but also to intensify our efforts to find solutions and measures to stop this preventable global scourge with a detrimental impact on women’s and girls’ lives and health.

The last year has been extraordinary in terms of the awareness that has been raised on the extent and magnitude of the different forms of violence inflicted on women and girls. The #MeToo campaign—one of the most viral and powerful social movements of recent times—has brought this issue into the spotlight. This awareness has been further reinforced by the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 to two remarkable activists, Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, who work on ending violence against women in conflict situations.

More than a third of women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Furthermore, research indicates that the cost of violence against women could amount annually to around 2 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP). This is equivalent to 1.5 trillion dollars[1].

Beyond raising awareness, governments, the private sector, the artistic community, civil society organizations, academia and engaged citizens are again looking into new ways to urgently address this global scourge.

For more than 20 years, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women has been investing in national and local initiatives that translate policy promises into concrete benefits for women and girls, and contribute to the prevention of violence in the long run.

As part of the Spotlight Initiative to end violence against women and girls, a global, multi-year partnership between the United Nations and the European Union, we are working with different partners to increase the scale and level of ambition of our interventions. We understand that reducing and preventing violence against women is transformational: it improves the heath of women and children, reduces risks of acquiring HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), improves economic productivity and educational attainment, and reduces the risks of mental illness and substance abuse, among other benefits.

Through the Spotlight Initiative, our agencies are mobilizing an array of stakeholders to address both the root causes of violence as well as its most immediate consequences. In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the initiative fully integrates the principle of leaving no one behind. Spotlight will also build on existing good practices and evidence-based programming, as well as incorporate new solutions for accelerated results.

The UN family is working tirelessly with our partners to strengthen legal frameworks and institutions, to improve services for survivors, and to address the root causes of violence by challenging social norms and behaviours and tackling the wider gender inequalities.

Ending violence against women and girls is not a short-term endeavor. It requires coordinated and sustained efforts from all of us. Showing that these efforts yield results is the best tribute to survivors and the survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders that we are celebrating today.



23 October 2018 - Opening Ceremony of HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference

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The Conference on “Family, Community and State in Ageing Societies” started by the speech of Dr. Mohseni Bandpay, Acting Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare. 

He shared a brief background about the country’s programmes for aged persons and stated that the country is committed for planning policies and programmes for its elderly population.  He mentioned that during the past two decades the government of I.R. Iran is integrating the prorgammes for the elderly to its national development plan.

Mr. Ghazizadeh Hashemi, the Minister of Health and Medical Education shared with the participants the health programmes of the Ministry for elderly.

The conference will continue according to the agenda by the speech of H.E. Mr. Eshaq Jahangiri, First Vice President.

More will be available in the UNFPA Iran website.

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