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1 June 2016 - FAO invites Iranian youth to take part in a poster and video contest for World Food Day 2016

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As part of a global call for submission, the Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iran invites all creative Iranian children and youth to take part in the World Food Day 2016 international poster and video contest.
 
 
The theme of this year’s World Food Day (WFD) is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must change too," and talented youth with skills in painting, graphic design and videography are encouraged to take part.
 
 
Children and youth aged 5 to 19 are encouraged to familiarize themselves with WFD 2016 theme and utilize their outmost creativity and imagination to create – manually or digitally – unique poster designs. The manually sketched outcomes are to be scanned and digitally submitted by the deadline. Similarly, youth aged 13-19 can also participate in the contest by creating a video clip with a length of no more than one minute and uploading it on YouTube using the hashtag #WFD2016VideoContest. Participants in the video contest must also register their information on the official link provided below.
 
 
The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2016.
 
 
To be considered for the competition, participants must visitwww.fao.org/WFD2016-Contest, click on either poster or video contest links, submit their personal details (in English) and upload their pieces in the provided space.
 
 
As the number of global population is expected to grow to over 9 billion by 2050, FAO estimates a need for an approximate 60 percent rise in global food production to make up for this drastic increase in demand. This need occurs as droughts, rising-temperatures and climate change-related disasters continue to have the most impact on the world’s small-scale and family farmers; those who happen to be the main producers of our foods.
 
 
In this way, FAO has picked “Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must Change too” as the main theme and slogan for the World Food Day2016; with the hope of using this platform to advocate for a change in the model of food and agriculture production, which takes into consideration climate change realities, and strengthen the implementation of smart agriculture practices.
 
 
The WFD poster and video competition gives a chance to interested youth and children to visualize and share their ideas on the links between climate change and food and agriculture production, along with the phenomenon of global hunger.
 
 
World Food Day is celebrated annually by FAO on October 16 – in commemorating the founding of the organization in 1945. World Food Day is celebrated across the world in 150 countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, where all stakeholders in the food production industry come together in commemoration of the occasion. This is why this day is considered a renowned and important occasion on the United Nations annual calendar of events.

 

 
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اردیبهشت 95 – تاکید فائو بر نقش جوامع محلی در مدیریت یکپارچه اطفاء حریق جنگل های ایران

تهران–22 اردیبهشت 1395:نماینده فائو در ایران به مناسبت برگزاری نخستین نشست ملی و کارگاه آموزشی بین المللی«مدیریت پیشگیری و اطفای حریق در عرصه های منابع طبیعی» (20 الی 23 اردیبهشت 1395) در کلارآباد استان مازندران، بر اهمیت نقش جوامع محلی در چهارچوب دستورالعمل های داوطلبانه برای نجات جنگل های کشور از طعمه حریق تاکید کرد.
سرج ناکوزی، نماینده سازمان خواربار و کشاورزی ملل متحد (فائو) در جمهوری اسلامی ایران و در سازمان همکاری اقتصادی (اکو) طی سخنانی در این نشست که با حضور مقامات و متخصصان ملی و بین المللی برگزار شد، تصریح کرد: فائو پشتیبانی های لازم را از طراحی پروژه های مرتبط با «مدیریت یکپارچه حریق جنگل» به عمل آورده است و امروز شاهد برگزاری نخسیتن نشست آن در جمهوری اسلامی ایران هستیم.
وی افزود: فائو در حال هماهنگ سازی روندی با مشارکت تمامی ذی نفعان جهانی برای ارتقاء سطح همکاری های بین المللی در زمینه مدیریت حریق است که شامل دستورالعمل های داوطلبانه، ارزیابی و پایش جهانی مدیریت حریق وبررسی همکاری های بین المللی در این زمینه می شود.
 
ناکوزی با تاکید بر اینکه دستورالعمل های داوطلبانه ی مذکور ابزار اصلی برای سیاست گذاران حوزه بهره برداری از اراضی، برنامه ریزان و مدیران فعال در حوزه مدیریت حریق از جمله دولت ها، بخش خصوصی، سازمان های غیر دولتی خواهد بود، یادآور شد، دستورالعمل های مدیریت حریق آثار منفی و مثبت اجتماعی ،فرهنگی، زیست محیطی و اقتصادی آتش سوزی های طبیعی و عمدی در جنگل ها، مراتع و اراضی کشاورزی شهری و روستایی را پوشش می دهد
 
 
بنا بر اظهارات نماینده فائو در ایران، گستره مدیریت حریق این سازمان شامل اخطارهای اولیه، پیشگیری و آماده سازی (در سطوح بین المللی، ملی و محلی) به همراه مقابله ایمن و اثرگذار با وقایع آتش سوزی در عین احیای اراضی تخریب شده در اثر آتش سوزی می شود.
 
 
نشست ملی و کارگاه آموزشی بین المللی«مدیریت پیشگیری و اطفای حریق در عرصه های منابع طبیعی» توسط سازمان جنگل ها، مراتع و آبخیزداری کشور با همکاری نمایندگی سازمان خواربار و کشاورزی ملل متحد (فائو) در جمهوری اسلامی ایران با حضور نمایندگان و مدرسانی بین المللی از استراتژی بین المللی کاهش بلایای طبیعی سازمان ملل متحدUNISDR)، مرکز جهانی پایش حریق(GFMC)، شبکه جهانی حریق جنگل(GWFN)، مرکز منطقه ای منابع مدیریت اطفاء حریق آسیای مرکزی(RCAFMRC)برگزار شد.
 
 
این نشست ملی و کارگاه آموزش بین المللی مدیریت حریق در چهارچوب داوطلبانه مکانیزم های بین المللی آمادگی حریق جنگل (IWPM) برگزار شده که عملا به ظرفیت سازی و همکاری های بین مرزی در مدیریت حریق از طریق تبادل دانش و تجربه و بکارگیری استانداردهای داوطلبانه در مدیریت آتش می انجامد.
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11 May 2016 - FAO Highlights Role of Local Communities on Integrated Forest Fire Management in Iran

Tehran – 11 May 2016 : TheFAORepresentative to Iran highlighted the significance of the role of local communities in applying effectively the voluntary guidelines for saving forests from fire outbreaks at the opening session of the First national roundtable and training course (9-12 May 2016) on “Integrated Forest Fire Management” (IFFM) being conducted in Kelarabad, Mazandarn Province.
 

“FAO has supported the design of IFFM framework, especially using the concept of roundtables on Fire Management for defining the participatory approach in fire management which now is being conducted in the Islamic Republic of Iran”, Serge Nakouzi, the FAO Representative to Iran and to the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), said in his speech addressing national and international officials as well as experts attending the event.
 

“FAO has been coordinating a multi-stakeholder process to prepare a global strategy to enhance international cooperation in fire management, including: voluntary guidelines; global assessment of fire management; and review of international cooperation in fire management” he added.
 

Nakouzi acknowledged the FAO’s voluntary guidelines to be a primarily tool for land-use policy makers, planners and managers in fire management, including states, the private sector and non-governmental organization. He underscored that the guidelines for fire management have covered both the positive as well as negative social, cultural, environmental and economic impacts of natural and planned fires in forests, woodlands, rangelands, grasslands, agricultural and rural/urban landscapes.


According to the FAO Representative to Iran the Organization’s fire management framework approach comprises such measures as early warning, prevention, preparedness (at the international, national, sub-national and community levels), safe and effective initial “attack” on incidences of fire and landscape restoration following it.


The four-day roundtable and training course that has been organized and by the Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) in collaboration with the Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the Islamic Republic of Iran, is engaging  representatives from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN), Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Centre (RCAFMRC), and the Regional Fire Monitoring Centre (RFMC).


The roundtable constitutes on of the events being organized within the country as part of the  First International Fire Management Week which is further underpinned by the voluntary framework of the International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanisms (IWPM). The IWPM offers capacity-building and cross-boundary cooperation in fire management through exchange of expertise and application of voluntary standards in fire management.

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Statement at FAO - Government of Japan Signing Ceremony

Signing Ceremony of the Exchange of Notes  between FAO and the Government of Japan fao logo125
on the “Integrated Programme for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Lake Urmia Basin”


Statement by Mr Serge Nakouzi
FAO Representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran
and to the Economic Cooperation Organization

Tehran, 9 March 2016


Mr Ambassador,
Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,


It gives me great pleasure to be present this morning at the Embassy of Japan here in Tehran for the signing of the Exchange of Notes between Japan and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in support of the “Integrated Programme for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Lake Urmia Basin”.


For several decades, Japan has been amongst FAO’s foremost partners in sustainable development programmes aimed at securing a world free from hunger and caring for the earth. Japan’s support has been unwavering to the advancement of FAO’s work across the globe, both as one of the major contributors to the Organization’s regular programme and extra-budgetary funds as well as a source of valuable expertise in, amongst other fields, sustainable agriculture, fisheries, forestry, water resources management, adaptation to climate change and the conservation of biodiversity. The Government of Japan’s commitment and engagement in the Organization’s activities addressing the complex challenges of food security and the safeguarding and sustainable management of environmental natural resources and ecosystems, has not only been instrumental but it has also reflected the profound values Japan retains in pursuing an active role to assist nations in protecting the earth’s environment and their respective natural resources.     

Today’s event is quite auspicious.  It ushers the beginning of a strengthened partnership between Japan, FAO and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran in addressing some of these pressing challenges that are presently facing the historic lands of Iran.  It marks a concrete step in transforming the existing and longstanding global cooperation between FAO and the Government of Japan on environment protection and sustainable development to a tangible framework of engagement here at the country level in support of Iran and to assist the country in rehabilitating one of the most symbolic natural landmarks - Lake Urmia.


Through its generous contribution, Japan will enable FAO to lend its technical expertise, as a multidisciplinary specialized international technical agency, to partner with the Lake Urmia Restoration Programme and national stakeholders on an integrated and comprehensive programme for the rehabilitation of the lake basin.  


This lake basin has an enormous environmental value and harbours a most unique ecosystem biodiversity and services.  It was in view of this that it was registered in 1977 as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Site and was designated as a National Park by the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran.  The significance of the lake basin is also in the livelihood of local communities, the over 5 million people that inhabit the area, the contribution that they make to both the local and national economy.

Given the degradation to which the lands surrounding the basin and the lake itself have succumbed to over the past several years and which have rendered the situation quite critical, the launching of the “Integrated Programme” to be funded by Japan is quite timely.
 

In the light of the findings of the rapid assessment conducted by FAO experts in February 2015, the “integrated programme for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Lake Urmia Basin” will apply methodologically comprehensive, empirically sound and socio-economically viable measures that are founded on a participatory approach of local communities.  

We are of the firm conviction that to redress the predicament faced in the management of the natural resources of the Urmia Lake area, a more holistic approach would be needed, guided by the requisite technical expertise that define a sustainable solution deriving from a comprehensive intervention on the different dimensions of the this problem.

FAO for its part will lend its broad and extensive technical expertise in assessing water supply management, quantifying the related demand advising on the management and optimization of the allocation of water resources. The Organization retains a unique comparative advantage in addressing issues pertaining to the sustainable management of water resources, particularly in this region where the water resources of countries are predominantly used in agriculture.  

Together with the Urmia Lake Restoration Programme and national stakeholders, we shall strive within the framework of the four-year integrated programme lifecycle to implement a series of immediate measures needed to address the primary causes of water depletion in the lake itself and in its surrounding basin. The activities under this project will commence in April 2016 and will create a unique platform for stakeholder collaboration toward more precise water accounting, enhanced agriculture productivity, more sustainable livelihoods, drought monitoring and warning and capacity building.  Special emphasis will be given to the inclusion of valuable alternative income-generation scenarios and employment options, cropping system revisions, and value chain improvement for farmers, rural population, and other socio-economic entities, to achieve pre-determine target of water consumption reduction.

Whilst reiterating our gratitude to the Government of Japan, Ambassador Kobayashi and his team here at the Embassy of Japan, for all their support in making this possible, FAO looks forward to forging a fruitful collaboration with Japan, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Urmia Lake Restoration Programme and national stakeholders   to strive towards making tangible strides in rehabilitating the Lake Urmia basin, endowing healthier ecosystems and supporting the welfare of the local communities, to secure a brighter future for the basin.


Thank you.

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