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18 August 2019 - The Republic Of Korea and UNIDO Support the Development of Sustainable Settlements for Afghan Refugees in Iran

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TEHERAN, 18 August 2019 (UNIC) – With a three-year, US$1.5 million contribution from the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will develop sustainable settlements for 18,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in five of the most populated settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

“I am humbled to be able to make this contribution to this most meaningful project, which will be completed by 2022”, said Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran Ryu Jeong-Hyun. 

“I hope that the betterment of their living standards and a close cooperation with the business sector will create income opportunities for a large number of Afghan refugees in Iran. I would also like to take this opportunity to reaffirm the Korean Government’s complete commitment to providing humanitarian assistance in the future as well”. 

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran Ryu Jeong-Hyun made the remarks on the sidelines of the signing ceremony of a US$1.5 million three-year contribution from the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO) to support 18,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in five most populated settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

 “Korea has developed from the ashes of the Korean War (1950-1953), so we needed the assistance from the international community. We never forget the donations made to Korea and now we are returning the favor to the international community through our contributions. Maybe that’s why my government decided to make contributions to UNIDO.” he explained.

The Korean ambassador to Tehran went on to say that “as I mentioned before the issue of refugees is not just a problem for one country. The Iranian government have successfully addressed the problem of refugees together with the international organizations. To my knowledge the so-called SSAR [Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees to Support Voluntary Repatriation, Sustainable Reintegration and Assistance to Host Countries] have successfully tackled refugees’ issues.”

 “I was born in late 1960s and at the time Korea was developing from the ruins of the Korean War. In the process we received the very precious international assistance from many countries and then we successfully became a developed country.

“Maybe during that time the Korean Government and Korean people fully understood how important and valuable that assistance was and maybe that’s the reason why my government tries its best to share its knowledge together with the country and people who need the help. 

“The Korean government has contributed a total of US$24.5 billion for humanitarian assistance for 134 million people in 40 countries. This is not a big number but my government will try its best to expand our contribution to the countries and people who need our assistance. My Government’s approach is to empower Afghan Refugees through the sustainable job skills, vocational trainings and betterment of their livelihood in addition to proving their basic needs.

As the ambassador of the Korean embassy in Tehran I reiterate my commitment again that we will try our best to support the people who need our assistance.” 

The project will support a stable, environmentally-friendly and inclusive energy supply in the target sites through a multi-focal approach that combines integrated energy generation, waste management, capacity building and technical assistance for Afghan Refugees. 

“We are very grateful to the Government and to the people of Korea for their generosity as their contribution will dramatically change the living conditions and the outlook on the future of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees in Iran”, said the UNIDO Managing Director Phillippe Scholtes. “UNIDO will also ensure that these interventions will include vulnerable host communities as well”. 

Special attention will be given to youth and women refugees, in order to strengthen their capacities and access to job opportunities through vocational trainings and appropriate action plans: access to self-employment opportunities will be promoted and facilitated, particularly focusing on the capacity building of female refugees, including the provision of small grants for refugees to establish and expand home-based and small businesses. 

UNIDO has been a partner to the Government of Iran in promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development since 1965; UNIDO has implemented technical assistance projects in numerous conflict-affected countries and situations, targeting refugees, Internally Displaced Persons as well as their host communities in various parts of the world including Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Turkey. 

Iran hosts the world’s fourth largest refugee population, with nearly 980,000 registered Afghan and Iraqi refugees. The ultimate goal of the project is to support ongoing efforts within the country to cope with urgent needs and gaps and to provide more livable and sustainable solutions for refugees while contributing to tackle environmental degradation and climate change.


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مرداد 98 - حمایت مالی کره جنوبی از طرح سه ساله یونیدو برای توسعه پایدار مهمان شهرهای پذیرای پناهندگان افغان در ایران

تهران، 27 مرداد 1398 (مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد) -- سازمان توسعه صنعتی ملل متحد (یونیدو) با حمایت مالی دولت کره جنوبی به ارزش یک میلیون 500 هزار دلار، طرح بازسازی و توسعه پایدار سیستم های مدیریت آب، انرژی و پسماند را در پنج مهمانشهر پرجمعیت کشور با ظرفیت 18 هزار نفر اجرا می نماید.

یو جانگ هیان، سفیرکره جنوبی در ایران هفته گذشته در این خصوص اظهارداشت : " از همکاری با سازمان یونیدو برای اجرای این طرح مهم بسیار مفتخریم. این طرح در سال 2022 تکمیل خواهد شد." وی در ادامه افزود: " امیدوارم بهبود شرایط زندگی پناهندگان افغان در کنارحرفه آموزی، امکان بهره مندی آنان از فرصت های اقتصادی را فراهم آورد." ایشان هم چنین بر تعهد دولت کره برای ارائه کمک های بشر دوستانه در آینده تاکید کردند.

با اجرای این طرح امکان بهره مندی از منابع انرژی پایدار و فراگیر سازگار با محیط زیست  در مهمانشهرهای مورد نظر فراهم می آید. علاوه بر آن دسترسی به انرژی های پاک، مدیریت پسماند، ظرفیت سازی و کمک های فنی برای پناهندگان افغان نیز تسهیل می گردد.

فیلیپ شولتس، مدیر ارشد برنامه های توسعه ای یونیدو در این زمینه اظهار داشت: "ما از دولت و مردم کره بخاطر سخاوتشان در حمایت از این طرح بسیار سپاسگزاریم، زیرا که همکاری آنان باعث تغییر چشمگیری در شرایط زندگی و چشم انداز آینده آسیب پذیرترین پناهندگان افغان در ایران خواهد شد. در ادامه وی افزود: "یونیدو در این طرح، توسعه پایدار جامعه میزبان ساکن در این مناطق را نیز تسهیل خواهد نمود."

 در این طرح توجه ویژه ای به نقش جوانان و زنان پناهنده می شود تا در راستای برنامه ها و سیاست های دولت ایران با آموزش های حرفه ای و برنامه های عملی مناسب امکان تقویت ظرفیت ها و توانمندی های آنان فراهم گردد.

سازمان یونیدو از 1965 میلادی در راستای ترویج و توسعه صنعتی فراگیر و پایدار با دولت ایران همکاری داشته است. این سازمان با هدف کمک به پناهندگان طرح های فنی متعددی را در کشورهای مختلف جهان از جمله ایران، عراق، سودان، افعانستان، لبنان و ترکیه اجرا نموده است.

جمهوری اسلامی ایران رتبه چهارم را درمیان کشورهای پذیرنده پناهندگان در جهان داراست. تعداد پناهندگان افغان و عراقی ثبت شده در ایران در حدود 980000 نفر است.


13 August 2019 - UNIDO Managing Director Visiting Iran

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TEHRAN, 13 August 2019 (UNIC) –United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Managing Director Philippe Scholtes and UNIDO Chief of Asia and Pacific Region Ralf Bredel have arrived for a 2-day visit to Iran on Monday 12 August. During the mission to Iran, Philippe Scholtes will meet Government officials, donors and the UN community.

The Managing Director of UNIDO Philippe Scholtes is the most senior official of UNIDO who has visited Iran since 2008. The Purpose of UNIDO high-ranking mission to Iran is to enhance the technical assistance cooperation between Iran and UNIDO within the framework of UNIDO Country Programme for Iran (2017-2022).

Iran and UNIDO has been partners for promoting sustainable and inclusive development in Iran for six decades since 1966. UNIDO Iran’s office projects and programmes cover mostly areas such as environmental protection, resource efficiency, green industry and employment which are also among national industrial development priorities in the Sixth Five-Year Economic, Cultural, and Social Development Plan for 1396-1400 (2016 – 2021).


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Ms. Tara Arazm/ Tel: +98-21-22793800/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


مرداد 98 - سفرمدیرارشد برنامه توسعه صنعتی ملل متحد (یونیدو) به ایران

تهران، 22 مرداد 1398(مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد) --  فیلیپ شولتس، مدیر ارشد برنامه توسعه صنعتی ملل متحد (یونیدو) در راس هیاتی عالیرتبه به منظور ملاقات با مقامات ارشد جمهوری اسلامی ایران دیشب وارد تهران شد. رالف بردل، مدیر منطقه ای یونیدو در حوزه آسیا و اقیانوسیه نیز در این ماموریت دوروزه ایشان را همراهی می نماید.

مدیر ارشد یونیدو، عالیرتبه ترین مقام این سازمان بین المللی است که از سال 2008 میلادی تا کنون به ایران سفر می کند. هدف از سفر هیات عالیرتبه یونیدو به ایران بررسی زمینه های موجود برای افزایش همکاری های فنی و توسعه ای در صنایع زیرساختی ایران است.  

سازمان یونیدو و ایران سابقه شش دهه همکاری برای دستیابی به توسعه پایدار صنعتی را در کارنامه مشترک خود دارند. طرح ها و برنامه های نمایندگی یونیدو درجمهوری اسلامی ایران حوزه ها ی محیط زیست، ایجاد اشتغال پایدار، بهره وری انرژی و توسعه صنایع پاک را پوشش می دهد.


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Ms. Tara Arazm/ Tel: +98-21-22793800/
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12 April 2019- UNIDO and Iran to develop ICT value chain

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VIENNA, 12 April 2019 – The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, today met with Javad Azari Jahromi, Minister of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who announced a self-funded project to be implemented by UNIDO within the framework of its 2017-2021 Country Programme.

The US$1 million project will seek to boost the Iranian ICT value chain with the aim of creating local employment opportunities as well as to promote the regional economic integration of Iranian start-ups and SMEs. The project was designed to support the country’s sixth 5-year development programme that places a strategic focus on ICT.

“The partnership between Iran and UNIDO builds on the Organization’s track record in boosting the performance of private sector producers through the promotion of industrial linkages and diversification, including by creating a favourable investment climate and a conducive environment for start-ups and fast-growing organizations,” said Director General LI Yong.

Minister Azari Jahromi added: “Taking into account the rapid progress achieved by the Islamic Republic of Iran in different aspects of ICT during the recent years as well as swelling number of very talented and well-educated specialized Iranian young generation in this field, it is due time to boost our regional cooperation with neighbouring countries. To that end, we intend to develop an effective partnership with UNIDO as the UN agency with the primary mandate to enhance industrial development. I trust that UNIDO’s vast technical expertise and capacities and policy advisory services will ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the aforementioned programme, which at the end will be beneficial for our whole region.”

The current UNIDO-Iran Country Programme covers a range of cooperation areas to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development in the country, including business development and sustainable job creation, the integration of local industries in global production networks and investment promotion, the development of agricultural and industrial value chains and support to meeting commitments under the Montreal Protocol as well as other international agreements for safeguarding the environment.

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Maryam Javan Shahraki

UNIDO Country Representative in Iran

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14 March 2019 - Japan provides over US$5.8m. to support UNIDO projects

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TEHRAN, 14 March 2019 (UNIC) – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has welcomed an announcement by the Government of Japan that it will contribute over US$5.8 million to nine projects in Ethiopia, Gabon, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, South Sudan, the State of Palestine and the Syrian Arab Republic.

These UNIDO projects promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development by taking a human security approach. The concept of human security is closely related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as it focuses on people and the ambitious goal to "leave no one behind".

UNIDO’s concept of inclusive and sustainable industrial development is included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in Goal 9 to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation. UNIDO’s mission echoes Goal 9 but also aligns with other SDGs, including those that are human security-related.  

A kick-off ceremony, hosted by UNIDO Director General LI Yong and Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano, the Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, has taken place in the presence of representatives from recipient countries.

“We thank the Government of Japan for the trust placed in us to deliver tangible results in close cooperation with all involved partners,” said UNIDO Director General Li. “The projects we are unveiling today are going to address the inequalities faced by the most vulnerable populations, inequalities that are preventing them from reaching economic empowerment.”

Ambassador Kitano expressed appreciation for UNIDO’s role “as a platform connecting recipient countries, donor countries and the private sector". He also said these nine projects “contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, and at the same time, embody such important concepts as human security and the humanitarian-development nexus".

The project in Ethiopia builds on the outcomes of the first phase of the project, funded last year. It continues activities to improve the water supply, public health and general environmental quality through an innovative water sanitation system, which utilizes environmentally-friendly slow sand filtration and photo-voltaic electricity-generating technologies.

In Gabon, the project will strengthen food security and food quality to improve livelihoods, especially for women. It will provide direct technical assistance to inspection and market surveillance institutions, as well as to small-scale food producers in order to comply with international standards and promote awareness of the importance of quality with consumers and the private sector.

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, the project will promote the integration of the fishery and ancillary industries in Chabahar in the southern  province of Sistan-Balochistan into regional and global markets through the capacity building of local institutions, the upgrading of enterprises in terms of quality, productivity and resource efficiency, and the enhancing of market access.

The project in Iraq will draw on the expertise of UNIDO in harnessing the productive capacities of internally-displaced persons and returnees through entrepreneurship and upgrading of technical skills. It aims to contribute to social stabilization and economic resilience in the Nineveh Governorate. In recent years, UNIDO has implemented several projects in Iraq with support from Japan.

The project in Lebanon will build on the results achieved in three previous interventions in the north of Lebanon to create economic opportunities and jobs in the construction sector, particularly among host and refugee communities. It will support the establishment of a vocational and skills training centre.

In Liberia, a project implemented in Nimba county will promote social stabilization by creating jobs and livelihoods for vulnerable people and communities, with a particular focus on youth. In targeting the wood and furniture industry, the project follows the Government of Liberia’s key priority areas for economic growth.

In South Sudan, the project will be implemented in Juba and its urban and peri-urban neighbourhoods. It will support agro-value chain development to create employment and income opportunities for internally-displaced persons and their host communities by providing skills and entrepreneurship training and by establishing the basic facilities for agro-processing.

A project will also be implemented in the State of Palestine to enhance the support for the creative garment and textile industry in the northern region of the West Bank. It aims to improve livelihoods and job opportunities, particularly for youth, and to support the development of local value chains.

In the Syrian Arab Republic, UNIDO will again partner with the UN Development Programme as lead agency, and with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization to maintain and improve Syria's human capital in various fields by providing multi-sectoral training opportunities to upgrade skills and knowledge for resilience building.

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