Gary Lewis


  • نفتکش 2018-01-14 18:43

    Nation mourns loss of 32 sailors

    Engulfed in the flames of sorrow

    Profound grief and pain engulfed the Iranian nation over the loss of 32 sailors who died aboard an oil tanker which burst into flames and sunk, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off the coast of China.

  • Iran always in my heart: Gary Lewis 2018-01-14 10:28

    Iran always in my heart: Gary Lewis

    TEHRAN – Gary Lewis, the outgoing UN ambassador to Iran, has said that Iran will always be “in my heart and I was very much impressed by the great Iranian civilization in the past five years living and working there.” 

  • Dialogue best way to overcome challenges, Lewis says of Iran protests 2018-01-04 14:16

    Dialogue best way to overcome challenges, Lewis says of Iran protests

    TEHRAN – Gary Lewis, the UN resident coordinator in Iran, on Wednesday reiterated President Rouhani’s comments on recent protests, saying Iranian citizens must have the right to voice their concerns.

  • Gary Lewis (L) and Isa Kalantari 2017-10-03 20:13

    Iran, UN underline need for increased environmental co-op

    TEHRAN — The UN resident coordinator and UNDP representative in Iran met with the chief of Iran’s Department of Environment, emphasizing the importance of greater environmental cooperation between Iran and the United Nations.

  • Isa Kalantari (L) and Gary Lewis 2017-09-17 20:13

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Iran marks Intl. Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer

    TEHRAN — Iran marked on Sunday the United Nations’ International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer commemorating the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.

  • Gary Lewis 2017-07-04 10:48

    UN envoy: Zarif building bridge between Iran, Europe

    TEHRAN – The UN resident coordinator in Iran has appreciated Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for “building bridges” between the Islamic Republic and Europe to improve bilateral ties.

  • Gary lewis 2017-07-01 20:47

    Iran to hold intl. conference on dust storms, details announced 

    TEHRAN – Representatives from thirty countries will convene this week in Tehran to look collectively into dust and sand storms, what Iran’s environment chief Masoumeh Ebtekar hailed as “a very key event for” Iran and the entire region. 

  • Briefing session on Tehran international conference on dust storms 2017-07-01 10:43

    Briefing session on Tehran international conference on dust storms

    TEHRAN - Iran's Environmental Chief Masoumeh Ebtekar and Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in Tehran, on Saturday briefed media outlets on an international conference on dust storms in Tehran, due to take place on July 3-5.Tehran Times / Ali Kushki

  • desert 2017-06-18 19:08

    Iran, UNDP extend co-op on Carbon Sequestration Project

    TEHRAN — United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Iran Forests, Range and Watershed management Organization renewed cooperation on Carbon Sequestration Project (CSP) in Iran.

  • Masoumeh Ebtekar (L) and Gary Lewis 2017-04-09 18:43

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Iran, Japan, UNDP extend co-op on Lake Urmia restoration program

    TEHRAN — Iran, Japan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) extended agreement for collaborative restoration program of Lake Urmia for the fourth consecutive year here on Sunday.

  • Reza Kianian 2017-03-26 15:43

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Actor, environmentalist Kianian wishes for a dust storm-free Khuzestan

    TEHRAN — The Iranian actor and environmentalist, Reza Kianian, wished for the predicament of dust storms in the southwestern province of Khuzestan to be resolved in the new year.

  • gary lewis, lake urmia 2017/03/16

    By Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative

    Lake Urmia comes back to life slowly but surely

    Life has returned to the dying Salt Lake in North-West Iran. The effort to restore what had been broken is succeeding.

  • 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.

  • 02br5 irna lewis100.jpg 2016-12-06 10:38

    UN resident coordinator summoned to Foreign Ministry 

    TEHRAN – United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tehran Gary Lewis was summoned to the Foreign Ministry to hear complaint about what was called his ‘unconventional and interventionist’ statement, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • کنفرانس محیط زیست 2016-11-23 09:36

    Tehran conference discusses effects of war on environment

    TEHRAN — On Tuesday, a special ceremony was held in Tehran to mark the international Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, which is observed each year by the United Nations on November 6.

  • masoumeh ebtekar 2016-11-20 16:55

    UNDP, UN Environment hold sand and dust storm side event at COP22

    TEHRAN — The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) jointly with the United Nations Environment held a side event on the sand and dust storms at Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, 2016.

  • 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.

  • UN anniversary 2016-10-31 13:38

    By Marjan Golpira 

    71st UN anniversary marked in Iran 

    TEHRAN – On Sunday, the United Nations Office in Tehran marked the 71st anniversary of the biggest international body with some high ranking officials such as Iran’s head of Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, UN resident coordinator in Iran Gary Lewis, and a number of diplomatic corps and ambassadors in attendance in Tehran.