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The Montreal Protocol: Closing the Hole in the Ozone Layer

The 16th of September 2017 heralds the 30th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol – an international treaty which aims to repair and protect the Earth’s ozone layer.  To celebrate this special occasion and the immense significance of this Protocol, Iran today – one day later – hosted an event at the Department of Environment focusing on this year’s theme of “caring for all life under the sun.”, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

FAO: Global Cereal Production to Hit a Record High

According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

Iran celebrates International Literacy Day

On 10 September 2017, the Literacy Movement Organization (LMO), under the Iranian Ministry of Education, and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO jointly organized a national meeting to celebrate International Literacy Day (ILD) under the theme of “Literacy in a Digital World”. The celebration was hosted by the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

In commemoration of Mandela Int’l Day, Caspian Sea beach cleaned

In order to commemorate the Nelson Mandela International Day in 2017, UNIC Tehran and Hormod Sustainable Development Institute (HSDI)  along with Department of Environment, NGO activists from the Mazandaran Province, local government officials, game guards, journalists, young people and children cleaned Farahabad  (Edalat 1) Beach in Sari, capital of the province on 28 August 2017, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

UNESCO Joined Second Meeting of UNIMA’s Heritage Commission

UNIMA Iran held the second meeting of UNIMA’s Heritage Commission in Tehran’s City Theater Complex, on 2-3 September 2017. UNIMA is a non-governmental organization affiliated with UNESCO. UNIMA was entrusted by UNESCO with the assessment of the dossiers about the classification of master pieces of oral and intangible heritage of humanity concerning puppetry. The two-day meeting was opened by welcoming remarks of Dr. Hamid Reza Ardalan, Member of UNIMA’s Executive Committee and President of the Heritage Commission of UNIMA, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

UNESCO and the Archives and National Library of Iran organize regional meeting on the preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage

This morning, a regional meeting on “Enhancing Cooperation for the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage” was opened in Tehran. The two-day event, organized by UNESCO, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, and the Archives and National Library of Iran, brings together participants from Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan Turkey and Uzbekistan, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »

Iran’s Ministry of Education, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO Organize Workshop on Out-of-School Children

A two-day technical Introductory workshop on the Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI) began today in Tehran attended by a wide range of education experts from several governmental bodies, including the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, the State Welfare Organization, and the Budgetary and Planning Organization, AVA Diplomatic reports. Read More »