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Access to social services and employment opportunities for the most vulnerable 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. Photo Credit: UNDP Iran  


Launch of Koochita and UNDP Iran partnership

UNDP Iran launched a partnership with Koochita supporting ecotourism and services in rural areas to overcome challenges faced as a result of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.  


UNDP-Global Fund Partnership & COVID-19

In Iran, which has faced a devastating COVID-19 outbreak, UNDP and the Global Fund have been supporting Afghan migrant and refugee populations with TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment services  


2020 Human Development Report to focus on meeting people’s aspirations in balance with the planet

COVID-19 is a wake-up call – more worrying in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss – on how pressures on nature threaten development and fairer societies  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in…  


COVID19: UNDP lessons learned on social protection

This paper focuses on social protection support and is one in a series of knowledge products from the IEO focusing on important areas of UNDP support to countries in crisis  


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.  


UN sets out COVID-19 social and economic recovery plan

With economies stumbling and unemployment soaring, UN ramps up plans for social and economic recovery alongside WHO-led health response.  


Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This response…  


Going mobile: using harm reduction centers to prevent the spread of COVID-19 outbreak in Iran

UNDP and the Welfare Organization (WO) joined forces to support government-led response efforts by conducting preventive and precautionary measure activities in harm reduction centers – specifically…  

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