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  • Hope rises for Karoun River Nov 16, 2015

    An expert team from Geneva Canton Water Department recently visited Karun River in Khuzestan to closely view the current situation of the watershed and assess possible cooperation with UNDP and Khuzestan Water and Power Department on renaturation of this important river.

  • The honorary work of Community Health Volunteers to eliminate malaria in the Islamic Republic of Iran Nov 15, 2015

    In order to increase protection against malaria particularly among marginalized people in remote areas, the involvement of the local community members was planned and practiced in National Malaria Elimination Program and supported by Global Fund malaria project of UNDP.

  • Afghans and Pakistanis receive the same malaria health services as Iranians Nov 14, 2015

    Malaria diagnostic, care and treatment services for malaria patients are free of charge in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the country has adopted an approach in the provision of these services to both Iranians and non-Iranians alike.

  • Inter-sectoral Committee Nov 12, 2015

    Through the support of the Global Fund malaria project, inter and intra sectoral committees have been executed at local and district levels in order to enhance multi-sectoral cooperation among a diverse array of actors ranging from the public and private sectors, community leaders, NGOs to eliminate malaria.

  • UNDP succeeded to develop the country’s and the world's first Insecticide Resistance Management Plan in 2015 Oct 13, 2015

    To address global concern on expansion of insecticide resistance and depletion of arsenal of insecticide in vector borne diseases, in partnership with the Global Fund; World Health Organization, the Health Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran andUNDP succeeded to develop the country’s first Insecticide Resistance Management (IRM) Plan in 2015 that is the first IRM plan in the world.

  • Training workshop for managers of Drug Harm Reduction Centres under the HIV project Oct 10, 2015

    Establishment and running of “Harm Reduction” centres constitutes a significant component of the new Global Fund supported project of the I. R. Iran and UNDP to support the implementation of the National Strategic Plan to control HIV/AIDS.

  • Social Good Summit in Iran focuses on the new Sustainable Development Goals Sep 29, 2015

    To raise awareness around the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iran held a Social Good Summit Press Conference on 29 September at UN Common Premises featuring UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Gary Lewis and Dr. Mohammad Ali Farzin, Head of Inclusive Growth and Development Cluster at UNDP.

  • World leaders adopt Sustainable Development Goals Sep 28, 2015

    At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September, more than 150 world leaders adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UN Equator Prize Goes to Naghadeh Sep 24, 2015

    In exciting news for the wetlands initiatives in Iran, the Umbrella Group of Naghadeh NGOs was awarded one of the 21 prizes for the United Nation’s Equator Prize.

  • Daneshmand Magazine published an Op-Ed by Gary Lewis Aug 31, 2015

    Daneshmand Magazine published an Op-Ed by Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in I.R. of Iran on the occasion of National Cheetah Day.

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