Iran to host UNOOSA regional workshops

April 14, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran will host two regional workshops of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on environmental problems and outer space treaty in the near future, the information and communication technology (ICT) minister announced, IRNA reported on Friday.

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi met UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo and discussed further cooperation between two parts during his recent trip to Vienna on Friday.

The workshops will deal with drought, flood control and disaster management and forest protection, he announced.

Another workshop will be held on outer space treaty with presence of other countries in Iran, he added.

“During the meeting, we have also discussed the peaceful programs of the next year and further cooperation for space achievements, which lead to development of Iran’s environment,” he said.

During the meeting, he also expressed his thanks over the international cooperation of United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), which provides high quality images from flood stricken regions for Iran.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is a part of the United Nations Secretariat, located at the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria. It is tasked with implementing the decisions of the United Nations General Assembly and of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

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