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Why truly smart cities are crucial for development

How Tehran is exploring technology and innovation to improve urban lives and livelihoods  


Greener Tehran and a new generation of energy efficient buildings

In Iran, we have achieved 20% reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions for 400 pilot buildings  


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…  


The Road to COP26

Learn more about climate change and the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow  


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…  


Because we owe our planet everything

14,000 farmers from provinces in east and west Azerbaijan are participating in a joint initiative between the governments of Iran and Japan and UNDP to restore Lake Urmia through the use of modern…  


Wetlands related news works festival

The first round of wetland related news works festival is being held by the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project jointly with the DOE and UNDP.  


Greener cities and a new generation of energy efficient buildings in the I.R. of Iran

Iran is among the 10 largest emitter of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the world, and the residential and commercial building sectors are the main contributors of this challenge. UNDP has partnered with the…  


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  


Launching ceremony of the joint project between the DoE, EU and UNDP in Hamoun Area

The European Union (EU) has allocated EUR 10 million to support the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran’s efforts to boost socio-economic development in Sistan and Baluchestan, restore Hamoun…  

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