New Japanese grant gives hope for sustained recovery in Lake Urmia
New Japanese grant gives hope for sustained recovery in Lake Urmia

The Government of Japan made fourth contribution to UNDP Iran to support restoration efforts in Lake Urmia.

Lake Urmia comes back to life slowly but surely
Lake Urmia comes back to life slowly but surely

In commemoration of World Water Day 2017, Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative wrote an Op-Ed on Lake Urmia.

The Iranist interview with UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
The Iranist interview with UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative

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.

Call for entries: Through young eyes - photo competition for UN World Wildlife Day 2017
Call for entries: Through young eyes - photo competition for UN World Wildlife Day 2017

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”.

UNDP expert supports Iran in preparation for forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals report in UN New York
UNDP expert supports Iran in preparation for forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals report in UN New York

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.

New UN chief Guterres pledges to make 2017 'a year for peace'
New UN chief Guterres pledges to make 2017 'a year for peace'

On his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.

Project: Building a Multiple-Use Forest Management Framework to Conserve Biodiversity in the Caspian Hyrcanian Forest Landscape
Project: Building a Multiple-Use Forest Management Framework to Conserve Biodiversity in the Caspian Hyrcanian Forest Landscape

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.

Project: Conservation Of Iranian Wetlands Project - Phase II (Scale-up)
Project: Conservation Of Iranian Wetlands Project - Phase II (Scale-up)

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.

Project: Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) - Phase II
Project: Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) - Phase II

The Cheetah Project is about reversing the decline of the endangered Asiatic Cheetah and saving it from extinction. It is now estimated that fewer than 100 Asiatic Cheetahs are living in the wild in Iran. The numbers appear to be rising in the northern habitats of Miandasht and Touran. It is believed that this is attributable, in part, to the vigilance and the enhanced morale of the game guards who try to protect the animals from poachers.