Iran: Communities Conquer Dust and Drought, Helping Themselves and the Environment
Jun 6, 2017
The Carbon Sequestration Project (CSP) aims to sequester atmospheric carbon in arid and semi-arid areas of Iran and improve the socio-economic status of local communities.
Iran launches its first National Strategic Plan to step up the battle against climate change
May 16, 2017
Iran launched a national strategic plan today aimed at helping the country to adapt and mitigate to risks from climate change.
Iran close to wiping out Malaria
May 1, 2017
Every year, WMD is commemorated on 25th April. The theme for 2017: “End Malaria for Good” and this is what we - in the Islamic Republic of Iran - are trying to achieve.
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
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.
New Japanese grant gives hope for sustained recovery in Lake Urmia
Apr 10, 2017
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
Mar 22, 2017
In commemoration of World Water Day 2017, Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative wrote an Op-Ed on Lake Urmia.
World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report
Mar 21, 2017
The 2016 Human Development Report was launched in Stockholm on 21 March.
The Iranist interview with UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
Feb 5, 2017
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Iran spoke to The Iranist about climate change, preservation efforts to save Lake Urmia, and what might surprise you about the Islamic Republic.
Call for entries: Through young eyes - photo competition for UN World Wildlife Day 2017
Jan 14, 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
Jan 9, 2017
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.