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Women – the resilient core of society

Op-Ed by UNDP Resident Representative in Iran on the occasion of International Women's Day  


A blooming business

A young woman entrepreneur finds opportunity during the pandemic creating a network of rural women and helping them earn a sustainable income while she grows her nature-based business  


Rapid Socio-Economic Response (RASER) Initiative

UNDP launched a sub-national 'Rapid Socio-Economic Response’ (RASER) initiative to support micro and small enterprises – including women entrepreneurs...  


Ambassador of Japan and UNDP Resident Representative visit Lake Urmia

To review the results of our ongoing initiative in support of Lake Urmia restoration, and to meet with local authorities and the local community involved in this project, a mission to the field took…  


Supporting Women-Headed Households – A story of burgeoning hope

RASER is a joint initiative between VP for Women and Family Affairs, Ministry of Jihad Agriculture, Ministry of Labour, Cooperatives and Social Welfare (MCLSW) and UNDP Iran to combat the…  


In extraordinary times: supporting the economic empowerment of women headed households in Iran

UNDP's aim is to support the Iranian women headed households in working towards building stories of resilience, change, and achievement  


Forbes interview with UNDP Iran Resident Representative, Mr. Claudio Providas

Forbes' interview with UNDP Iran Resident Representative on Lake Urmia.  


Women in Urmia are sewing face masks and gowns to help frontline medical workers in Iran

Women in Chopoghlou village, south of Lake Urmia, have been sewing masks and gowns to support those at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Iran: European Union and UNDP to support the restoration of the Hamoun wetlands

The European Union (EU) provided EUR 10 million to support the restoration of the transboundary Hamoun wetlands at the Iran-Afghanistan border  


Government of Iran and UNDP sign an agreement to inclusive development and job generation

Mr Issa Mansouri, Deputy Minister of Entrepreneurship & Employment of Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social welfare and Mr Claudio Providas, UNDP Resident Representative in the Islamic Republic…  

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