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16 May 2018 - 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 Technology; Dr. Hojatollah Ayoubi, Secretary-General of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO; Dr. Ahmad Jalali, Iranian Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris, and many prominent academics.

Ms. Esther Kuisch-Laroche, Director and Representative UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office expressed her congratulations to the Chair, and said: “This is an extremely important field, as the role of communication in today’s society is very vital and cannot be underestimated.” She added: “Indeed, effective communication is even more important when we want to convey complex concepts and ideas regarding scientific information and technological subjects to the public. Too many scientists have difficulty in talking about their work in a way that ordinary people can understand. We therefore need researchers with good communication skills, who can provide a link between science, technology and the public.”

In 1992, UNESCO Chairs and the University Twinning and Networking (UNITWIN) Programme, was conceived as a way to advance research, training and programme development in all of UNESCO’s fields of competence – in education, the natural and social sciences, culture, and communication and information – by building university networks and encouraging inter-university cooperation through the transfer of knowledge across borders. Since its establishment, the programme has aroused great interest among UNESCO Member States, including the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Through the network, higher education and research institutions all over the globe can cooperate in research and generate new ideas to address pressing challenges and contribute to the development of their societies, while respecting cultural diversity. In many instances, the Chairs and Networks serve as think tanks and as bridge builders between academia, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making.

Today, 735 UNESCO Chairs and 45 UNITWIN Networks are established within the Programme, involving over 850 institutions in 134 countries.


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اردیبهشت 97 - دفتر مقابله با مواد مخدر و جرم سازمان ملل متحد در ایران شرکت جمهوری اسلامی ایران در دوﻣﯿﻦ اﺟﻼس ﻣﺘﺨﺼﺼﯿﻦ به ﻤﻨﻈﻮر ﺗﺸﮑﯿﻞ ﺷﺒﮑﻪ ﺑﯿن ﺳﺎزﻣﺎﻧﯽ اﺳﺘﺮداد دارایی ها درﻏﺮب و آﺳﯿﺎی ﻣﺮﮐﺰی را تسهیل نمود

26 اردیبهشت 1397 - دفتر مقابله با مواد مخدر و جرم سازمان ملل متحد در ایران شرکت فعال کارشناسان ارشد از وزارت دادگستری و سازمان بازرسی کل کشور و نیز نماینده وزارت امور خارجه جمهوری اسلامی ایران را در دوﻣﯿﻦ اﺟﻼس ﻣﺘﺨﺼﺼﯿﻦ ﺑﻤﻨﻈﻮر ﺗﺸﮑﯿﻞ ﺷﺒﮑﻪ ﺑﯿﻦ­ﺳﺎزﻣﺎﻧﯽ اﺳﺘﺮداد دارایی ها  در ﻏﺮب و آﺳﯿﺎی ﻣﺮﮐﺰی در تاریخ 25 – 24 آوریل 2018 درآستانه، قزاقستان را تسهیل نمود.

بیش از 20 تن از متخصصین کشورهای افغانستان، قزاقستان، قرقیزستان، پاکستان، تاجیکستان، ترکمنستان و ازبکستان از دستگاههای انتظامی و مقامات دادستانی و نیز کارشناسانی از شبکه استرداد دارایی های اروپا (CARIN) ، آسیا و اقیانوسیه (ARIN-AP) و آفریقای جنوبی (ARINSA) در این اجلاس حضور یافتند.

در این اجلاس شرکت کنندگان در خصوص موضوعات مختلف در خصوص استرداد دارایی ها، ایجاد شبکه استرداد دارایی ها در غرب و آسیای مرکزی، عضویت، ساختار و عملکرد آن  به بحث و گفتگو پرداختند.

با تصمیم شرکت کنندگان در این اجلاس، نشست بعدی مورخ 15-14 خرداد 1397 (5 – 4 ژوئن 2018) در ترکمنستان برگزار خواهد شد. در اجلاس پیش­رو ﺗﺪوﯾﻦ ﺑﯿﺎﻧﯿﻪ ﺷﺒﮑﻪ، تشکیل ﮐﻤﯿﺘﻪ راﻫﺒﺮدی ﺷﺒﮑﻪ ﺑﯿﻦ­ﺳﺎزﻣﺎﻧﯽ اﺳﺘﺮداد اموال در ﻏﺮب و آﺳﯿﺎی ﻣﺮﮐﺰی ﺑﻤﻨﻈﻮر اﻃﻤﯿﻨﺎن از ﻣﺪﯾﺮﯾﺖ و ﻫﻤﺎﻫﻨﮕﯽ ﻣﻄﻠﻮب ﺷﺒﮑﻪ و همچنین ﺑﺮرﺳﯽ ﺳﺎﺧﺘﺎر و عملکرد ﺷﺒﮑﻪ و ﺳﺎﯾﺮ اجزای آن ازﺟﻤﻠﻪ ﺑﺨﺶ ﻧﻈﺎرت و دﺑﯿﺮﺧﺎﻧﻪ مورد بحث قرار خواهد گرفت.



16 May 2018 - UNODC Iran Facilitated Participation of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Second Asset Recovery Inter-agency Network meeting in West and Central Asia

Tehran, 16 May 2018 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the Islamic Republic of Iran facilitated active participation of Iranian senior experts from the Ministry of Justice, General Inspection Organization and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Second Practitioners Meeting to Discuss the Establishment of an Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network in West and Central Asia in Astana, Kazakhstan on 24-25 April 2018.

Several law enforcement officers and state prosecutors from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as senior experts from the Asset Recovery Networks of Europe (CARIN), Asia Pacific (ARIN-AP), and South Africa (ARINSA) attended the event.

The participants further discussed and brainstormed a number of topics on asset recovery, and the requirements for establishment of an asset recovery network in West and Central Asia, its membership, structure and functions.

The participants agreed to hold the next meeting in Turkmenistan in 4 – 5 July 2018. The Turkmenistan meeting plans to provide a platform to develop the statement of intent, establishment of a Steering Committee to ensure effective administration and coordination, and to discuss the structure and functioning as well as organs, including the Presidency and Secretariat of the network.


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15 May 2018 - 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 countries around the world, was organized in cooperation with embassies in Tehran. Hundreds of people from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds attended the celebration.

The municipality of Rasht, a member of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network for its gastronomy, hosted a food festival to showcase its culinary art.

Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office highlighted in her opening speech that celebrating cultural diversity means celebrating equitable exchange and dialogue between civilizations, cultures and peoples, as a prerequisite for constructing peace among nations.

“Cultural diversity is the beauty of this world. Our heritage is what gives us a sense of identity and belonging, and it’s what makes us proud of who we are,” she added.

UNESCO’s envoy to Tehran, elsewhere in her remarks expressed that by celebrating cultural diversity, and seeking to learn about other people’s customs and traditions, we foster greater mutual understanding and harmony, and we come to realize that we are all united in our common humanity.

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, declared May 21 to be the “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development”.

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