Sustainable Development


  • A view of the University of Birjand in northeast Iran 2019-12-16 19:11

    Iranian academia to attend tourism development conference in India

    TEHRAN – A number of Iranian scholars and academia along with fellows from several other counties have been invited to the 2nd Joint International Conference on Tourism, Hospitality and Sustainable Development Goals, which will be held in Hyderabad, India from February 8 to 10, 2020.

  • A poster for the 6th Digital Marketing & Tourism Industry Conference, which will be held at Tehran’s Espinas Palace Hotel on January 17, 2020. 2019-12-15 21:07

    Tehran intl. conference to discuss tourism digital marketing

    TEHRAN – A number of international academia and experts have been invited to deliver lectures at the 6th Digital Marketing & Tourism Industry Conference, which will be held at Tehran’s Espinas Palace Hotel on January 17, 2020.

  • Sprawling on a high, windswept plateau, Ardebil is well-known for having lush green landscapes. 2019-10-11 18:07

    ‘ECO cultural capital status to foster Ardebil’s sustainable development’

    TEHRAN – Selection of Ardebil as a cultural capital for the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) will be a turning point to foster sustainable development in the province, governor general of Ardebil said on Wednesday.

  • World Health Summit 2019-07-14 23:24

    Sanctions hamper access to life-saving medicines in Iran: M8 Alliance 

    TEHRAN- M8 Alliance, the academic backbone of the World Health Summit, has announced in a recent resolution that “economic sanctions imposed by certain countries (not the United Nations) against Iran had harmful effects on the countries’ economies, people’s welfare, healthcare, and the availability of life-saving medicines.” 

  • FLOOD 2019-04-22 01:11

    UN to run disaster reduction workshop in Tehran 

    TEHRAN- The United Nations will run a training workshop titled “Monitoring the Sendai Framework and Assessing Losses in Disasters and Incidents” in Iran from April 22 to 24.

  • Tehran 2019-01-29 21:30

    Smart city, an approach for sustainable development of Tehran

    TEHRAN – In the past three decades, Tehran has improved in terms of urbanization and expansion of highways. Today, Tehran can be a better city with making its systems smart focusing on being a citizen-centric city.

  • health coverage 2018-12-19 09:46

    Iran’s health coverage index above S. Asia average: WHO

    TEHRAN- According to World Health Organization (WHO) 2018 report on world health statistics, Iran’s health coverage index is 65 (out of a maximum index score of 100) which is higher than the South Asia average estimated at 53. 

  • Salt mining in Lake Urmia: Opportunity vs. threat 2018-05-09 20:12

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Salt mining in Lake Urmia: Opportunity vs. threat

    The dryness of Lake Urmia in recent decades has revealed great salt reserves in its bed. Estimations for the amount of salt in the lake varies from 6 to 10 billion tons. That’s certainly a great potential for mining and has already tempted some individuals to extract some salt, however, there are different views on salt mining in the region.

  • Water shortage “serious”, says environment chief 2018-04-12 12:09

    Water shortage “serious”, says environment chief

    TEHRAN – The country is facing a serious water shortage, said Isa Kalantari, the chief of the Department of Environment.

  • A couple passes by an official logo that reads “Tabriz 2018” which refers to the selection of northwestern Iranian city as the capital of Islamic tourism in 2018. 2018-01-22 17:42

    JICA helps drafting Tabriz tourism development plan

    TEHRAN – Japan International Cooperation Agency will assist Iran formulating a comprehensive plan for tourism development of its northwestern city of Tabriz, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Beating the other two finalists, the Philippines and Singapore, Iran jointly with Sri Lanka won the event’s top prize in water sector. 2018-01-17 13:39

    Iran wins Energy Globe World Award 2017

    TEHRAN — Iran secured the first place in Energy Globe World Awards 2017 in the category of water here on Tuesday.

  • 2016 E-Government Development Index provided by the UN; the greener a country is the more advanced they are in implementing e-government 2018/01/05

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    E-government promotes empowerment and inclusion in society

    Electronic government (or e-government) is the application of information and communication technology (ICT) to government functions and procedures with the purpose of increasing efficiency, transparency and citizen participation.

  • congress 2017-12-12 10:10

    National congress on women, urban regeneration and sustainable development wraps up

    TEHRAN – The first national congress titled “Women, Urban Regeneration and Sustainable Development” was held on Sunday in the western city of Kermanshah.

  • Maryam Qarehgozlou 2017-09-05 20:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran’s environment chief seeing the bigger picture?

    TEHRAN — Isa Kalantari, the new director of the Department of Environment, is now in charge of one of the most criticized and challenged organizations in the country.

  • Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life  2017-09-03 20:25

    Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life

    TEHRAN — Good nutrition and healthy food is our first defense against disease and our source of energy to live and be active.

  • 2030 agenda 2017-06-14 10:57

    Supreme National Security Council to address UN 2030 vision

    TEHRAN – Iran’s adherence to the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is going to be discussed at the country’s Supreme National Security Council after some found fault with it.

  • Hassan Rouhani talks with commuters in a subway in Tehran to encourage people to use public transport to control air pollution 2017/05/17

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Will Iran's next president care enough to put the environment first?

    Four years ago one of the candidates in Iran’s presidential election made himself popular by promising to save Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes that was on the cusp of disappearing. Now, President Hassan Rouhani proudly recounts that promise, citing Urmia’s current state as an environmental success story made possible by prudent decision-making. Recent intense rainfalls and subsequent floods have come to Rouhani’s help, earning Urmia a spot on the catalogue of the accomplishments of his administration.

  • congress 2017-03-07 07:18

    Successful women’s role in sustainable development underscored

    TEHARN – The first national congress on successful Iranian women was held here on Monday with the main theme of women’s role in sustainable development.

  • congress 2017-02-27 21:08

    Isfahan hosts congress on women’s status in sustainable development

    TEHRAN – The national congress on women’s status in entrepreneurship and sustainable development was held in the city of Isfahan on Monday.

  • 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.

  • Masoumeh Ebtekar 2017-02-05 19:22

    DOE set to rank ‘green’ universities

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment will rank environmentally friendly universities based on international standards in the next Iranian calendar year, starting on March 21.

  • ebtekar 2016-12-18 18:25

    Green, circular economy can help protect environment, says Ebtekar

    TEHRAN — Green and circular economies are effective mechanisms which can help protect the environment, chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said.

  • First Symposium of Iran-Japan on Women, Peace and Sustainable Development 2016-05-09 15:57

    First Symposium of Iran-Japan on Women, Peace and Sustainable Development

    TEHRAN- The first Symposium of Iran-Japan on Women, Peace and Sustainable Development was held in Tehran on Monday. The chairperson of the Japanese Foundation for Encouragement of Social Contribution (FESCO) Akie Abe, the Iranian vice president for women and family affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi, and the head of Iran’s Department of Environment Ma’soumeh Ebtekar participated in the event which was held in the Institute for Political and International Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.