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آبان 96 - آشنایی دانشجویان با بازیابی اطلاعات و اسناد حقوق بشری از وب سایت سازمان ملل متحد

مرکز مطالعات حقوق بشر دانشگاه مفید با همکاری مرکزاطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد در تهران کارگاه آموزشی "بازیابی اطلاعات و اسناد سازمان ملل متحد با تاکید بر حقوق بشر" را در تاریخ 24 آبان ماه 1396 در سایت دانشجویی دانشگاه مفید در شهر قم برگزار کرد.  شرکت کنندگان از دانشکده های مختلف کشور و رشته های گوناگون بودند اما بیشترین آنان در رشته حقوق بشر و حقوق بین الملل تحصیل می کردند.

برگزار کننده جلسه خانم نازنین قائم مقامی، کتابدار مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد بود که ابتدا به معرفی وب سایت مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد با تاکید بر بخش فارسی آن در زمینه  حقوق بشر شامل کنوانسیون های کلیدی حقوق بشری و غیره پرداخت. سپس سه راه ورود به مبحث حقوق بشر از وب سایت جهانی سازمان ملل متحد شامل "صیانت از حقوق بشر"، "حقوق بشر بین موضوعات جهانی" و "راهنمای پژوهش در زمینه حقوق بشر" از وب سایت کتابخانه مجازی دگ همرشولد را معرفی کرد.

بر بخش هایی مانند کمیساریای عالی حقوق بشر، شورای حقوق بشر و نهادهای مبتنی بر معاهدات تاکید شد. شرکت کنندگان روش استفاده از  پایگاه های اطلاعاتی بازیابی اسناد نهادهای مبتنی بر منشور و مبتنی بر معاهدات را آموختند.

نسخه هایی از منشور ملل متحد، اعلامیه جهانی حقوق بشر و برگه اطلاعاتی نظام ملل متحد به دانشجویان 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 یا  شماره تلفن 22873837 تماس حاصل فرمائید.

 

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15 Nov 2017 - "Finding UN Information and Documentation" workshop at Mofid University, Qom

UNIC Tehran in cooperation with the Mofid University, Centre for Human Rights Studies held the “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 40 students of human rights, international law and other fields of studies from different universities across the country on 15 November at Qom city.   

The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani. Students learned about some basic facts about the UN, and how to find and retrieve UN information on the UNIC, and the UN websites. She introduced “Protect Human Rights” webpage as well as “Human Rights” webpage among global issues and Dag Hammarskjold Library (DHL) research guide on UN Documentation: Human Rights.

There was a focus on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Human Rights Council as well as the human rights treaty bodies. The students learnt to use treaty based and charter based bodies documents databases separately. 

Persian copies of UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN System Chart were distributed among the participants.  

The Centre for Human Right Studies within he Mofid University, was established in 2003 to coordinate and organize the activities of Mofid University related to the human rights. The main goal of the Centre is to conduct research on the human rights, with a theoretical and interdisciplinary approach and carry out comparative studies on religions and civilizations. To achieve its research goal, the Centre holds biennial international conferences on human rights and publishes Human Rights Journal. Traditionally UNIC is invited to hold workshop for the students and researchers to get more familiar with the UN System, its websites and databases.

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: nazanin.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Tel. No.: 0098 21- 22873837) 

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15 Nov 2017 - UNESCO celebrates 2017 World Science Day at Tehran Book Garden

UNESCO in partnership with the Iran Association for Popularization of Sciences and the Iran National Commission for UNESCO celebrated the 2017 World Science Day for Peace and Development in Tehran Book Garden.

The theme of this year’s science day is “Science for Global Understanding.”  The event was attended by a large group of scholars, government officials, students, representatives of embassies and individuals active in popularizing sciences. The event also paid tribute to the victims of the recent earthquake that occurred at the border of Iran and Iraq.

The event was opened by Dr. Akram Ghadimi, Head of the Iranian Association for Popularization of Sciences, who talked about how science can lead to a common global understanding and peace.

Ms. Niloofar Sadeghi of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office welcomed all the participants and read out the message of UNESCO’s Director-General on the occasion of World Science Day 2017: “Today, the complexity of the world’s issues goes beyond the framework of a single discipline. Hence, UNESCO has made trans-disciplinarity the cornerstone of its work for sustainability; building networks with multiple stakeholders such as museums, universities, private and public actors, governments and NGOs. This year’s theme for the World Science Day for Peace and Development, Science for global understanding, encompasses UNESCO’s approach to develop scientific cooperation between and within societies, combining global sustainability and local actions and knowledge.”

Dr. Mahin Gazani, Head of the Science Department of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, talked about the five main outcomes of the 2017 Science Summit: i) Equitable and sustainable management of natural resources is essential to avoid conflicts and to promote peaceful development, ii) The preservation of scientific capacities, threatened by global migration trends, is key to peace, sustainable development, resilience and recovery, iii) Diversity is a key enabler of excellence in science, technology and innovation and is essential to optimize its relevance and impact, iv) Commitment to the universal right to science, v) The need to launch a regional science forum for the Arab World.

Dr. Elaheh Hejazi, Advisor for Women Affairs at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, elaborated on the important role of science in reaching wisdom that is the underlying requirement of peace. Dr Hejazi argued that the ethical dimensions of scientific advancements must be well addressed. She concluded by hoping that with the increased number of girls in Iranian universities, women would contribute more to an equitable society free of violence.

The World Science Day for Peace and Development was established by UNESCO in 2001 in order to develop bridges between science and society. The aim of this day is to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science, while underscoring the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable. World Science Day is celebrated on 10 November each year followed by the International Science week.

See: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-science-day-for-peace-and-development/

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15 Nov 2017 - UNFPA & Welfare Organization Join Hands to Conduct National Survey of Older Persons

According to United Nations Population projection the proportion of older persons aged 60 years and above in Islamic Republic of Iran will reach to about 30 percent in 2050.  The government of Iran plans mainstream ageing related issues in the national and sectoral polices and plans.  Hence within the framework of UNFPA sixth Country Programme (2017 – 2021) to support the partners to fill existing data and information gaps for evidence-based policy formulation and planning in the area of population and development, conduct of a National Survey of Older Persons was envisaged.  With support of UNFPA, Prof.  Asghar Zaidi, the Professor of International Social Policy from University of Southampton facilitated a three day workshop (12-15 November 2017) to review the proposals and mechanics to conduct the national survey scheduled for early 2018.   The workshop brought full participation of various relevant organizations such as State Welfare Organization, Statistical Center of Iran, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, National Organization for Civil Registration as well as academia from University of Tehran and University and the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, showing the multi sectoral approach to older persons issues. 

The closing ceremony was held this morning in State Welfare Organization with presence of  Dr. Mohseni Bandpey, Deputy Minister and Head of State Welfare Organization ,  Dr. Salmannejad, Head of Secretariat for the National Council of the Older Persons, and  Dr. Leila Joudane, UNFPA Representative in Islamic Republic of Iran.

Dr. Salmannejad, acknowledged UNFPA’s support towards ageing issues and emphasized on the importance of the national survey as a solid evidence for policy formulation for older persons. 

Dr. Khosheshi, the national expert to co-conduct the survey highlighted the importance of addressing ageing based on evidence and right data.  He elaborated on some significant technicalities of conducting the survey to ensure efficiency of data collection for better policy formulation and called for learning from international experiences once the results are out.   Dr. Khosheshi also referred to the current population pyramid of the country and related the growing ageing population to the good and dedicated services of the government in areas such as better health and education resulting in an increase in life expectancy.

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Dr. Joudane, UNFPA Representative in Iran expressed her deep condolences to all the Iranians and government of Iran specially the family members of the victims of deadly earthquake in Kermanshah and announced UNFPA readiness for any support if needed.  She expressed her contentment in positive steps taken together with relevant implementing partners to address ageing issues.  Having said that, she noted that timely undertaking of  such surveys are essential for policy formulation ensuring that the rights of older people are protected, their needs are fulfilled, and their dignity are retained.  Dr. Joudane lauded the high level and sophisticated discussions during the past three days on various characteristics and aspects of national survey as well as practical recommendations provided by the knowledgeable academics and Prof. Zaidi for conducting high quality survey.  While expressing confidence in  capacity of Iran’s academia as well as Statistical Centre of Iran  and other partners involved, she called for continuous quality control measures as an  essential measure to ensure that the result of survey provide precise information for policy makers to decide and plan.  Dr. Joudane reaffirmed UNFPA’s commitment and continuous support to this important exercise to reach to its final goal and objectives.

Dr. Bandpey also conveyed his deep condolences and announced that the Welfare Organization has provided support team to address post –traumatic issues to earthquake stricken areas.  He thanked all relevant stakeholders involved in addressing ageing issues and expressed special thanks to Dr. Joudane not only for UNFPA’s  support towards government of Iran to address ageing  but also offering helping hand during the current emergency.  Dr. Bandpey noted that ageing being a priority for the government should be addressed through a scientific approach and highlighted the feminization of ageing requiring special attention. He  stated that older person as compared to other population groups are more vulnerable because often they think that  they are left behind that their potential cannot be utilized.  Dr. Bandpay mentioned some significant achievements on ageing such as allocation of national budget line for the first time last year and noted that forums such as the Tabriz Regional Ageing Symposium & Soul Ageing Conference have advocated for more joint efforts with UNFPA to address the needs of older persons.  He also referred to the advocacy efforts with the parliament to establish right-based approach for addressing issues of older persons and increasing the budget allocation.

Last but not least, Prof. Zaidi provided practical recommendation related to the national survey questionnaire, sampling, data quality, pilot study, analysis and dissemination and elaborated on way forwards for efficient conduct of the national survey for older person in light of discussions during the last three days of the workshop.  Analysis of the survey results was noted as the most important step because it can lead to right policy formulation and should be done with strong gender lens.  Closing ceremony concluded with question and answers by experts from various organizations.

 

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