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3 Dec 2018 - Joint UN collaboration on prevention and treatment of drug use among children

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in the Islamic Republic of Iran, United Nations Children Fund in the Islamic Republic of Iran and World Health Organization in the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed Interoffice Memorandum on developing a joint project focused on prevention and treatment of drug use among children and their families. This joint Interoffice Memorandum became as the first internal UN protocol in Iran on cooperation signed by three UN agencies after announcement of the UN Development Reform.

The ceremony took place in Tehran in Milad Tower International Convention Center on 3 December 2018, as a part of United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) High Level Steering Committee Annual Meeting, with the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Heads of different United Nations agencies and senior representatives from relevant national counterparts in Iran attended the event.

The UNDAF in the Islamic Republic of Iran (2017-2021) provides platform for implementation of joint programmes and projects. UN Agencies in Iran are already collaborating in the area of drug prevention and treatment under the Pillar -IV of the UNDAF Iran named as “Drug Control”.

The main objective of this Interoffice Memorandum is to develop a framework for strengthening partnership among the three UN agencies in prevention and treatment of drug use among children and their families. The joint collaboration among UN parties has humanitarian nature and will help national partners to support protection of vulnerable groups in the country.  

Within this framework the agencies should develop and fundraise for specific activities to be implemented in a spirit of cooperation and common commitment to broaden the inherent collaboration of these agencies under the UNDAF in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pillar-IV “Drug Control”.




آذر 97 - امضای تفاهم نامه همکاری میان یونیسف ایران و اتاق بازرگانی ایران سوئیس

دفتر یونیسف در ایران و اتاق بازرگانی ایران سوئیس به منظور بهبود زندگی کودکان ایران، تفاهم نامه همکاری امضاء کردند. هدف از این همکاری مشترک، توسعه و تقویت دانش تخصصی برای برآورده ساختن نیازهای کودکان آسیب‌پذیر در ایران است. این امر از طریق ارتقاء مسئولیت اجتماعی شرکت‌ها در حوزه کودکان و نیز ارائه راه‌حل‌های ابتکاری برای حل مسائل -دیرینه و در حال ظهور پیش روی کودکان و جوانان در ایران محقق خواهد شد. این تفاهم نامه توسط آقای دکتر ویل پارکس، نماینده یونیسف در ایران و آقای شریف نظام مافی، رئیس اتاق مشترک ایران سوئیس، طی مراسمی در دفتر یونیسف ایران به امضاء رسید.

اتاق مشترک ایران سوئیس با حمایت از راه حل های نوآورانه که به اشاعه رشد اقتصادی، ایجاد اشتغال و افزایش سرمایه گذاری در جمهوری اسلامی ایران منجر می شود، به رشد و شکوفایی استعدادهای اعضایش کمک می کند.



28 Nov 2018 - UNICEF Iran and Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce Ink Memorandum of Understanding

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UNICEF Iran Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce to enhance the welfare of children in Iran.

The joint partnership focuses on developing and strengthening technical expertise to address the needs of the most vulnerable children in Iran by promoting child-related Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and finding innovative solutions to chronic and emerging problems facing children and young people in Iran. The MoU was co-signed by UNICEF Iran Representative, Dr Will Parks, and Chairman of Iran-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Mr Sharif Nezam Maafi in a meeting at UNICEF Iran Office.

The Iran Switzerland Chamber of Commerce -helps its members reach their potential through innovative solutions that promote economic growth, create jobs, and increase investment in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 



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.



آبان 97 - «عروسک» برنده جایزه یونیسف با عنوان بهترین فیلم کوتاه ایرانی درباره کودکان شد

فیلم کوتاه «عروسک» به کارگردانی علی دلکاری در سی‌ و پنجمین جشنواره بین‌المللی فیلم کوتاه تهران برنده جایزه یونیسف با عنوان «بهترین فیلم کوتاه ایرانی درباره کودکان» شد.

موضوع این فیلم ازدواج کودکان و پیامدهای روانی و تحصیلی آن بود.

مهتاب کرامتی، سفیر یونیسف، جایزه این بخش شامل لوح تقدیر، تندیس و دوربین فیلمسازی کانون D5 را اهدا کرد.

همچنین لوح تقدیر یونیسف به فیلم"همشهری جنگ"ساخته احمد زایری تعلق گرفت. وی در این فیلم کوتاه اثرات جنگ بر روی کودکان پرداخته بود.


14 Nov 2018 - The Doll Wins UNICEF Award as the Best Iranian Short Film on Children

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UNICEF award in the 35th Tehran International Short Film Festival went to the Iranian movie “The Doll' directed by Ali Delkari which highlighted the mental and educational consequences of child marriage.

The award included a trophy and a Canon5D camera. UNICEF Iran Goodwill Ambassador, Mahtab Keramati, handed the award to the winner.

UNICEF also gave an appreciation certificate to the movie “Citizen of War” directed by Ahmad Zayeri which highlighted the painful consequences of war on children.

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