TEHRAN – The United Nations on Thursday hailed Iran’s generous hosting of millions of violence-stricken asylum seekers and refugees, particularly those from neighboring Afghanistan.
Two-time Paralympic gold medallist, Zahra Nemati, will participate at the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
TEHRAN – Tehran will object to a recent report by the United Nations special rapporteur on Iran in an upcoming meeting of the UN’s Human Rights Council in Geneva, ISNA reported.
By Erik Solheim and Gary Lewis
Lake Urmia was once the second largest saltwater lake in the world. But years of man-made disruption — from 60 years of dam building to the massive overuse of feeder rivers — has diverted the natural flow of sweet water from the surrounding basin into the salty lake.
Several reports from the front lines of the battle in Mosul suggest that ISIL is on the back foot.
TEHRAN — In a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres dated a few days ago Iran informed the international body that 8 million hectares of land in Iraq are hotspots of dust storms which hit Iran once in a while.
TEHRAN – The head of the UN World Tourism Organization on Tuesday expressed disapproval of the freshly revised U.S. travel ban as an approach that still limits tourism, yet hailed Iran’s positive stance on welcoming inbound passengers.
By Frida Ghitis
Not a day goes by in the Netherlands without President Donald Trump making news. If you're an American traveling overseas, you have likely been buttonholed by locals asking you to explain what is going on with the new administration.
TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has said a recent move by Sweden to introduce an anti-Iran resolution in the UN is nothing new.
TEHRAN — Following Tajikistan’s initiative regarding water-related issues the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution entitled International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028.
TEHRAN – An Assembly of Iranian and international officials exchanged views on ways to implement the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Iran during a meeting which was held in Tehran on Tuesday.
TEHRAN – The special representative for United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on Sunday met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.
TEHRAN – Head of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights has criticized the UN Special Rapporteur-designate for Human Rights in Iran Asma Jahangir, saying she is “politicizing” human rights issue.
By Yury Fedotov
Violent extremism today presents a chilling challenge to the world’s prison correction communities.
by Uri Savir
The new secretary-general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, sees in the Paris peace conference on Jan. 15 a realization of his long-held view that peace and conflict resolution can only be achieved and sustained through ongoing multilateral diplomacy. Guterres is now contemplating how to leverage the expected outcomes of the conference.
By António Guterres
When I was growing up reading history books as a young student, it seemed all wars had a winner. Yet in today’s wars, it is increasingly clear that no one wins. Everyone loses.
By John Yearwood
On a recent visit to New York City, I looked down from a subway overpass on a fight between two men. The shorter of the two pummeled his opponent, who raced across a busy intersection to escape the blows. Then a surprise: He stopped, stiffened his back, rolled up his sleeves and challenged his attacker to come get him. The short guy, suddenly fearing the worse, turned and ran away crying.
By Vava Tampa
In 2009, seven months after entering the Oval Office, President Obama pledged a new Africa policy. “Africa,” he declared in the Ghanaian Parliament, “doesn't need strongmen. It needs strong institutions.”
By Kofi Annan
Leaders need to eschew walls and fences and take an ethical approach to refugees.
By Masoud Zamani
TEHRAN - 'As to the UN, things will be different after Jan 20th,' reckoned the president-elect Trump in the wake of the Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli settlements, and thereby sketching his UN related policies. But exactly how different things will and can be as to the UN after Jan 20th? Yes, neither Trump nor the republican establishment as a whole exactly represents the champion of multilateralism inherent in the work of U.N. Nonetheless, the Trump administration may turn out to be more serious of a threat to U.N than any of its republican predecessors.
In many ways, 2016 was a year of extremes. The world saw a massive wave of political change and natural catastrophes. As the year 2016 comes to an end, here’s a look back at the major headlines and events.
By Nahal Toosi
The move risks sending mixed signals on U.S. foreign policy.
TEHRAN - Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo has said that an implementation of the Iran Sanctions Act will be a violation of the JCPOA which the U.S. will be responsible for its negative consequences.
Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution which would have mandated a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo.
TEHRAN - Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN said on Wednesday that currently the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the United Nations are cooperating to resolve conflicts, prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, fight on extremism, etc.
By Maryam Qarehgozlou
TEHRAN — Actor Reza Kianian presented the “I’m Lake Urmia” petition, signed by around 1.7 million Iranians, to the UN resident coordinator in Iran Gary Lewis, here on Monday.
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a message on Thursday congratulating António Guterres for his appointment as the new UN secretary general.
TEHRAN — Iran has been carrying great burden of fighting narcotics over recent years, Gholamhossein Dehqani, the ambassador and deputy permanent representative of Iran to the UN, has said.
By staff and agency
According to its charter the UN should speed up the process of decolonization toward the complete elimination of colonialism, Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN said on Monday.
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday, “The situation in the region and world is not good and we all should seek international peace and stability.”