• مدرسه کودکان کار افغانستانی 2017-03-17 00:11

    UN hails Iran for embracing refugees

    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.

  • زهرا نعمتی 2017-03-14 21:18

    Zahra Nemati to participate at UN Convention on disability rights

    Two-time Paralympic gold medallist, Zahra Nemati, will participate at the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

  • Kazem Gharibabadi 2017-03-14 10:01

    Iran to object to UN human rights report 

    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. 

  • Lake Urmia 2017-03-13 10:13

    By Erik Solheim and Gary Lewis

    A resurrection in the Middle East: Life has returned to a dying salt lake in northwest Iran

    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.

  • Iraq 2017-03-13 04:14

    The battle for Mosul continues

    Several reports from the front lines of the battle in Mosul suggest that ISIL is on the back foot.

  • Dust storm 2017-03-12 09:35

    Iran tells UN: 8 million hectares of land in Iraq are hotspots of dust storms

    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.

  •  Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai makes a speach in an undated photo 2017-03-08 21:24

    UN tourism chief criticizes U.S. travel ban, hails Iran’s welcome

    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.

  • U.S. 2017-02-28 00:45

    By Frida Ghitis

    Who, exactly, is running U.S. foreign policy?

    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.

  • Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi 2017-02-18 20:33

    Tehran: Sweden’s anti-Iran move a coordinated act

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has said a recent move by Sweden to introduce an anti-Iran resolution in the UN is nothing new.

  • water for life 2017-02-07 18:16

    Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Water for Sustainable Development Decade to begin in 2018

    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.

  •  United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2017-02-01 18:50

    Tehran meeting addresses UN development framework for Iran

    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.

  • Tadamichi Yamamoto 2017-01-30 11:11

    UN’s Afghanistan envoy meets Zarif

    TEHRAN – The special representative for United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on Sunday met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.

  • Iran says UN rapporteur ‘politicizing’ human rights 2017-01-23 20:02

    Iran says UN rapporteur ‘politicizing’ human rights

    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. 

  • Anis Amri 2017-01-23 11:51

    By Yury Fedotov

    Violent extremism and the challenges it presents

    Violent extremism today presents a chilling challenge to the world’s prison correction communities.

  • Paris conference for middle east peace 2017-01-17 13:32

    by Uri Savir

    How new UN secretary-general plans to advance two-state process

    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.

  • syria crisis 2017-01-11 14:07

    By António Guterres

    António Guterres: My vision for a better United Nations

    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.

  • Gambia 2017-01-09 06:03

    African leaders should rally against Gambia’s bully-in-chief

    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.

  • Obama 2017-01-09 04:30

    By Vava Tampa

    Obama's last chance to make up for his failure in Africa

    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.”

  • Kofi Annan 2017-01-05 17:42

    By Kofi Annan

    Kofi Annan: Leaders must answer the tough questions in 2017

    Leaders need to eschew walls and fences and take an ethical approach to refugees.

  • مسعود زمانی 2017/01/04

    By Masoud Zamani  

    On Trump, UN and the Logic of Unilateralism

    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.

  • Iran deal 2016-12-31 20:53

    Key events in 2016

    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.

  • Trump 2016-12-23 17:02

    By Nahal Toosi

    Trump calls on Obama to veto UN resolution on Israeli settlements

    The move risks sending mixed signals on U.S. foreign policy.

  • khoshroo 2016-12-07 16:48

    Iran to UN: U.S. will be responsible for consequences of JCPOA breach

    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.

  • united nation 2016-12-06 20:02

    Russia, China block UNSC resolution on Aleppo truce

    Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution which would have mandated a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo.

  • dehghani 2016-11-25 20:50

    Iran: SCO, UN cooperate on conflict resolution, war on terror

    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.

  • Lake Urmia campaign 2016-11-01 10:35

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘I’m Lake Urmia’ petition signed by 1.7m Iranians presented to UN

    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.

  • zarif 2016-10-14 21:06

    Zarif congratulates António Guterres as UN chief

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a message on Thursday congratulating António Guterres for his appointment as the new UN secretary general.

  • 12 MQ-2.jpg 2016-10-09 06:38

    Iran bearing heavy burdens of fighting narcotics: Iran’s envoy to UN

    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.

  • dehqani 2016-10-04 21:07

    By staff and agency

    Iran urges UN to speed up decolonization process

    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.

  • rouhani 2016-09-16 21:35

    Iran calls for international peace, stability

    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.”