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18 May 2016 - UNESCO celebrates World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in Tehran

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On 18 May 2016UNESCOcelebrated the World Day of Cultural Diversity in cooperation with the Non-Aligned Movement Center for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity; the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO); the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO; and the embassies of Bangladesh, Mexico and Turkmenistan.

The grand celebration took place in Niavaran Palace in Tehran and consisted of a series of cultural performances from Turkmenistan and different provinces of Iran, as well as a cultural exhibition and a traditional food festival with dishes from Bangladesh, Turkmenistan and Rasht in Iran.

Rasht became a member of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network in 2015 for its gastronomy and the city showcased its culinary diversity in the food festival.

The open-air celebration was attended by many embassies, government officials, artists, NGOs and UN agencies, and was also open to the general public. Hundreds of tourists stopped by to visit the exhibition space and watch the cultural performances.
Mr. Jakov Kitarović, husband of the President of Croatia, H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, also paid a surprise visit and attended part of the ceremony.

During the opening ceremony, Ms. Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, said: “In the year 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”. This day provides us with an important opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better. At UNESCO we believe that exchange and dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based on mutual understanding and respect and the equal dignity of all cultures, is the essential prerequisite for constructing social cohesion, reconciliation among peoples, and peace among nations.”
Dr. Talebian, Deputy Head of ICHHTO talked about the cultural diversity within Iran and the 60 official languages that exist in the country. He said: “If we study this carefully, we will find that most of these languages have common roots, which shows our unity in diversity.”

Dr. Hasani, Director of the Non-Aligned Movement Center for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity talked about the origins of the Center and referred to the NAM Ministerial Meeting on “Human Rights and Cultural Diversity”, which was held from 3 to 4 September 2007. It was sponsored by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), UNESCO and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Tehran.  The Declaration of the Ministers included the decision to establish a NAM Centre for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity in Tehran.

“All human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated and the international community must treat human rights globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing and with the same emphasis, and that, while the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds must be borne in mind, it is the duty of States, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems, to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms”, said Dr. Hasani.

The culture exhibition, which took place alongside the ceremony, consisted of photos from Iran’s 19 World Heritage Sites, handicrafts from different parts of the countries, as well as cultural exhibitions from Bangladesh, Mexico and Turkmenistan.

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.

16 May 2016 - Proud to present UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Iran factsheet

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UNESCO contributes to the building of peace, the alleviation of poverty, sustainable development and inter-cultural dialogue through education, sciences, culture, communication and information.
UNESCO in Iran is represented by UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office (UTCO) which is a sub-regional office for four countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan). UTCO works closely with various governmental and nongovernmental partners to create conditions for genuine dialogue on cultural and scientific issues. UNESCO in Iran operates in the field of Education, Natural Sciences, Culture and Communication as detailed below.

Click here to read the Factsheet in English.

Click here to read the Factsheet in Farsi.


اردیبهشت 95 – مفتخریم برگه اطلاعاتی سازمان آموزشی، علمی و فرهنگی ملل متحد در ایران را با شما به اشتراک بگذاریم

سازمان آموزشی، علمی و فرهنگی ملل متحد، یونسکو به برقراری صلح، برطرف‎سازی فقر، توسعه‎ی پایدار و گفت‎وگوی میان‎فرهنگی از طریق آموزش، علم، فرهنگ، ارتباط و آگاهی کمک می‎کند.

دفتر منطقه‎ای یونسکو در ایران نمایندگی یونسکو در تهران است که چهار کشور افغانستان، ایران، پاکستان و ترکمنستان را پوشش می دهد. دفتر منطقه‎ای تهران با شرکای دولتی و غیردولتی گوناگون همکاری نزدیکی دارد تا شرایط گفت‎وگوی راستین پیرامون مسئله‎های فرهنگی و علمی را فراهم سازد. چنان که در زیر آمده، یونسکو در ایران در زمینه‎ی آموزش، علوم طبیعی، فرهنگ و ارتباطات فعالیت می‎کند.

16 May 2016 - UNESCO supports 3rd Comprehensive Conference on Disaster Management and Health, Safety and Environment in Tehran

The 3rdComprehensive Conference on “Disaster Management and Health, Safety and Environment with the approach of Disaster Risk Reduction, Resiliency and Sustainable Development” started on 16 May 2016.
The two-day gathering brought together disaster managers, scientists, urban planners and academics to discuss topics such as risk management of climate hazards; information management in disasters; risk assessment and disaster risk reduction; and health management in disasters.
During the opening ceremony, Dr. Mehdi Zare, Scientific Chair of the Conference and Faculty member at International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES) presented an overview of the Hyogo Framework for Action and the Sendai Framework and explained the different definitions linked to disaster management and disaster risk reduction.
After that, Mr. Sattar Mahmoudi, Deputy Minister of Energy, delivered a speech about the importance of disaster risk reduction, in which he talked about the efforts that are being made in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Ms. Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of theUNESCOTehran Cluster Office delivered a keynote speech on UNESCO’s work in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.“I would like to tell you today that there is no such thing as a natural disaster”, said Ms. Kuisch Laroche.“There are only natural hazards and a disaster’s severity depends on how much impact a hazard has on society and the environment. The scale of that impact depends on the choices we, humans, make for our lives and our environment. Each decision and action makes us either more vulnerable to disasters or more resilient to them. Therefore, disaster risk reduction is all about choices.”
The UNESCO representative said that reducing exposure to hazards, lessening vulnerability of people and property, wise management of land and the environment, and improving preparedness and early warning for adverse events were all examples of disaster risk reduction and areas in which UNESCO supports its Member States.
She talked about UNESCO’s work in support of the four priorities of the Sendai Framework through the Organization’s programmes in Education, Culture, Sciences and Communication & Information, and mentioned a number of activities undertaken in the region by UNESCO’s Tehran Cluster Office.
The speeches were followed by a panel discussion on the maneuver of Tehran floodwater. The second day of the conference will include a series of workshops focusing on practical issues around risk assessment and DRR, as well as health management in emergencies.
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