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13 August 2017 - UNESCO celebrates international Youth DAY

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“We have to invest in youth and work with them, work for them.”

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men in development, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. This year’s theme is ‘Youth Building Peace’, to celebrate young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and sustainable peace.

Today, International Youth Day was celebrated in Tehran by UNESCO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, other UN agencies, and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, with an event in Sa’adabad Cultural and Historical Complex.

The celebration, attended by some 140 guests, featured three panel discussions with youth representatives, Government officials, NGOs and UN agencies on important topics, such as Health and Sports, Education and Sciences, and the Environment. 

“Today half the world is under 25 years old. Our global population has never been so young. But unfortunately, more than 600 million youth around the world live in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. Young people carry the heaviest burdens of conflict and violence, yet they are also essential for any lasting solution leading to peace”, said Ms. Kuisch Laroche, Director of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office in her opening remarks. “UNESCO and all other UN agencies are working across the board to support young people – not just as beneficiaries but as leaders- playing vital roles at local, national and global levels.”

Among other prominent Iranian artists and film makers, singer Hafez Nazeri attended the event and talked about the importance of reaching inner peace in order to achieve physical, mental, spiritual and social health. He stressed the important role of music and arts in this context.

12-year-old Diba Saedi Daryani, highlighted the importance of environmental conservation and the active role that children and youth could play in that regard. “Please use the creative ideas of the youth to preserve the environment”, she urged Government officials.

Mr. Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in Iran, also talked about the pressing need to address environmental challenges, which –if not tackled- will pose significant risks to global peace and stability. He underscored the role of youth in combatting climate change and adopting sustainable ways of production and consumption.

At the end of the event, the participants released 100 white balloons in the air, symbolizing their hopes and aspirations for a peaceful future. To cap the celebration of this year’s International Youth Day, guests were able to taste food and refreshments prepared by the municipality of Rasht, a UNESCO Creative City for its gastronomy.

For more information about International Youth Day and celebrations around the world, please see: https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/international-youth-day-2017.html




خرداد 95 – دعوت فائو از کودکان و نوجوانان ایرانی برای طراحی پوستر و ویدئوی روز جهانی غذا

دفتر نمایندگی سازمان خواربار و کشاروزی ملل متحد (فائو) در جمهوری اسلامی ایران از تمامی کودکان و نوجوانان خلاق کشورمان در حوزه نقاشی، گرافیک و ویدئو دعوت کرد تا در مسابقه بین المللی طراحی پوستر و ویدئوی روز جهانی غذا در سال 2016 با شعار «آب و هوا در حال تغییر است، غذا و کشاورزی نیز باید تغییر کند» شرکت کنند.
بر این اساس، فائو کودکان و نوجوانان سنین 5 تا 19 سال را تشویق می کند تا با شناخت موضوع روز جهانی غذا در سال 2016 با بکارگیری رویاپردازی هایشان و تبدیل طراحی و نقاشی ها به محصولی دیجیتالی از طریق اسکن طراحی خود توسط رایانه و ارسال آن به این موضوع بپردازند.
این سازمان همچنین از نوجوانان 13 تا 19 سال می خواهد تا با تهیه یک ویدئو که زمان آن بیشتر از یک دقیقه نباشد و بارگذاری آن در سایت یوتیوب (YouTube) و درج مشخصات خود در محل تعیین شده در وبسایت این سازمان به جمع رقبای نوجوان خود در گوشه و کنار جهان بپیوندند.
علاقه مندان به شرکت در این مسابقه می توانند حداکثر تا تاریخ 9 مهر 1395 (30 سپتامبر 2016) از طریق ورود به آدرس اینترنتیwww.fao.org/WFD2016-Contest، انتخاب گزینه ی مسابقه پوستر (Poster Contest) و یا مسابقه ویدئو (Video Contest) و نیز درج مشخصات خود به زبان انگلیسی و بارگذاری (آپ لود) آثار تولیدی در این مسابقه شرکت کنند.
بر اساس پیش بینی های موجود تعداد جمعیت رو به رشد جهان تا سال 2050 به حدود 9 میلیارد نفر افزایش خواهد یافت و گمانه زنی های فائو نیز حاکی از آن است که برای تامین غذای مورد نیاز این جمعیت باید به میزان 60 درصد بر تولیدات غذایی جهانی افزوده شود.
این در حالی است که در پی تغییرات آب و هوایی، کشاورزی خرد و خانوادگی که به عنوان تامین کنندگان اصلی غذای مصرفی مردم جهان محسوب می شود، به دلیل بالا رفتن دمای هوا، خشکسالی و مسائل جوی و همچنین بروز بلایای طبیعی با مشکلات فراوانی روبرو شده است.
از این رو فائو نیز شعار روز جهانی غذای سال 2016 را «آب و هوا در حال تغییر است، غذا و کشاورزی نیز باید تغییر کند» را برگزیده است تا از این طریق بر تغییر الگوی تولید غذا و کشاورزی متناسب با تغییرات آب و هوایی تاکید ویژه ای داشته باشد و به نوعی در جهت تقویت اجرای کشاورزی اقلیم- هوشمند گام بردارد.
مسابقه پوستر و ویدئوی روز جهانی غذا، به کودکان و نوجوانان این فرصت را می دهد تا با پرداختن به این شعار، تصورتشان را در خصوص رابطه میان تغییرات آب و هوایی و تولیدات غذایی و کشاورزی و نیز ارتباط آن با پدیده ی گرسنگی را با دیگران به اشتراک بگذارند.
فائو هر ساله در تاریخ 16 اکتبر (25 مهرماه) با برگزاری مراسم های با شکوهی روز جهانی غذا را که مقارن با سالروز تاسیس این سازمان بین المللی است، در اقصی نقاط جهان گرامی می دارد. مراسم روز جهانی غذا در 150 کشور جهان از جمله جمهوری اسلامی ایران با حضور تمامی دست اندرکاران امر تولید غذا برگزار می شود و به همین دلیل نیز این رویداد یکی از شناخته شده ترین روزهای موجود در تقویم جشن های مهم سازمان ملل متحد به شمار می رود.

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.



17 May 2016 - UNESCO participates in AIESEC Youth Speak Forum in Tehran

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The first ever AIESEC Youth Speak Forum in Iran took place on 17 May at Tehran University. AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organization, active in over 2400 universities across more than 124 countries and territories.
The Youth Speak Forum in Tehran was centered on the Sustainable Development Goals, and Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office was invited as a keynote speaker to talk about the critical role of youth in achieving SDG 4.
During her speech, Ms. Kuisch Laroche said that education was the basis for sustainable development and essential for the achievement of all SDGs, including goals on health, poverty alleviation, employment, sustainable consumption and production, and climate change.
She highlighted the importance of educating girls and women because of the benefits for society at large.“A child born to a mother who can read is 50 per cent more likely to survive past the age of five years old. That is just one figure among many that demonstrates the transformational impact of education – especially secondary education”,said Ms. Kuisch Laroche.
After the opening session, a number of parallel workshops took place on different Sustainable Development Goals. Ms. Kuisch Laroche and Ms. Manuson (Education Officer at the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office) facilitated a workshop on SDG 4 with a specific focus on Target 4.7: (“By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.)
They asked the students a number of thought-provoking questions about how best to implement and monitor progress against this specific target, and what role the youth could play in support of SDG 4 in general.
After the workshops, the students brainstormed about projects to achieve the SDGs, and the judges chose one winning idea that AIESEC will run in the future.
AIESEC is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development and cross-cultural global internship and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe, with a focus to empower young people so they can make a positive impact on society.
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