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World Cities Day 2017 Celebration in Tehran

On 31st of October, 2017 Tehran’s Book Garden hosted the “World Cities Day” celebration. The event held in Tehran, along with many other cities of the world, consisted of two panel discussions revolving around the theme of this year’s celebration, “Innovative Governance- Open Cities”. A reception was also hosted for the Diplomatic Corps by the Mayor of Tehran, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

UNESCO and ECO co-organize Regional Workshop on Promoting School Safety

“Overall, annual economic losses from disasters represent between USD 250 billion and USD 300 billion, according to UNISDR. Studies of disaster trends and the likely consequences of climate change suggest that each year 175 million children will be affected by natural hazard-related disasters alone” – Ms. Kuisch Laroche, Director of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

WFP Iran organized the Interim Country Strategic Plan Workshop for BAFIA

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Iran held a two-day workshop in Tehran on 22 to 23 October 2017 for 40 staff members of the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) directly dealing with WFP food commodities in 20 settlements, in 13 provinces across the country where 30,000 Afghan and Iraqi refugees receive assistance. The purpose of the workshop was to formally introduce the new hybrid transfer modality (cash and wheat flour) as of 1 January 2018 and to familiarize the 40 BAFIA personnel with actions needed to register the refugees in the cash component programme, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »