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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…  


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  


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  


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.  


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.  


Government of Japan-UNDP partnership on Lake Urmia restoration enters 7th phase

The Government of Japan has generously contributed US$ 1 million to continue to support conservation and restoration efforts of the Lake Urmia basin through the UNDP Iran. This is Japan’s seventh…  


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  


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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