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  • The future of wildlife is in our hands Mar 3, 2016

    In Iran, we are trying to protect the endangered Asiatic Cheetah that once roamed across a vast stretch of land, from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the Banks of the Ganges River. Today a small part of the Iranian plateau has become the last surviving habitat for this endangered species.

  • Iran moves up 6 ranks in Human Development Index in a single year – UNDP Mar 2, 2016

    Today in Tehran, UNDP jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the 2015 HDR in the presence of H.E. Dr. Abbas Araghchi, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister.

  • “Farming is a profession of hope” Feb 24, 2016

    Farmers around Lake Urmia basin are engaged in a participatory sustainable agriculture project - joint initiative between UNDP, Government of Iran supported by Government of Japan.

  • Iran’s Health Ministry addresses the problem of amphetamine use Feb 23, 2016

    One of the activities under piloting prevention programmes for amphetamine users was the organization of training workshops, one of which is currently being held in Ahvaz from 23 to 25 February.

  • Environment – much progress since 2015, but is it enough? Feb 22, 2016

    Iran and Iranians are coming to recognize the important of putting the environment at the centre of development planning. The question is whether is happening fast enough. This was one of the main discussion points today at the 21st National and Regional Conference of the Iranian Society of Environmentalists held at Azad University in Tehran.

  • Joining forces to save Iran’s drying wetlands Feb 21, 2016

    UNDP jointly with the Government of Iran – at national and provincial level, the Department of Environment, Government of Japan, local communities and NGOs initiated a project in Lake Urmia to re-divert water back to the Lake. To share the lessons learned from this initiative and to potentially expand this project to other parts of the country, a one-day workshop was organized by Iran’s Centre for Strategic Studies

  • Tehran Times published an Op-Ed by Gary Lewis on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility Feb 18, 2016

    In its 18 February edition, Tehran Times Newspaper published an Op-Ed by Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Iran entitled “Corporate Social Responsibility – Iran’s private sector must play an increased role in saving the environment”.

  • Iran to expand successful 10-year-old UNDP Zagros project with own funds Feb 15, 2016

    Recognizing the need to sustain and expand this extensive mainstreaming effort, the Government of Iran is now taking steps to retain the “Central Zagros Biodiversity Landscape Conservation” project legacy as it comes to an end in 2016.

  • Encouraging Iranian businesses to safeguard the environment Feb 14, 2016

    The “First International Conference on Education and Educational Processes of Banks and Insurance” was held on 14 February at Shahid Beheshti University.

  • Linking participatory conservation of environment to cultural-based livelihoods Feb 13, 2016

    Learn about our GEF SGP/UNDP “Art for Conservation” project in Qeshm Island in Persian Gulf.

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