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The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.
The Government of Japan made fourth contribution to UNDP Iran to support restoration efforts in Lake Urmia.
In commemoration of World Water Day 2017, Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative wrote an Op-Ed on Lake Urmia.
The 2016 Human Development Report was launched in Stockholm on 21 March.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative Iran spoke to the Iranist about climate change, preservation efforts to save Lake Urmia, and what might surprise you about the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The United Nations World Wildlife Day 2017 (WWD2017) will be celebrated on 3 March under the theme “Listen to the young voices”. The CITES Secretariat, as the facilitator for the global celebration of the Day, launched today a photo competition for the youth around the world titled “Through young eyes”.
Following its decision to deliver its own self-assessment report, in July 2017, on progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Iran has engaged in consultations on the way in which the report will be prepared. On 9 January, here in Tehran, Iran’s National Committee on Sustainable Development (NCSD) – the entity overseeing SDG implementation in Iran – consulted extensively with civil society organizations, academia, the private sector and the United Nations, on the contents of the report and how Iran would, in future, hold itself accountable to the international community on SDG implementation.
On his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.
The Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forest Ecoregion is listed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as a Global 200 Ecoregion. It represents important biodiversity and landscape values that provide multiple environmental, social and economic benefits to the Iranian people.
The second phase of the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project builds on the results and achievements of the initial Wetlands Project launched in 2005 and funded by the Global Environment Facility. The second phase expands the project throughout the country. The goal is to enhance the sustainability of Iran’s wetland protected areas and conserve its globally-significant biodiversity.