• ‘More natural disasters on the way to Iran; think of a solution’ 2019-08-10 19:20

    ‘More natural disasters on the way to Iran; think of a solution’

    TEHRAN – More natural disasters caused by climate change will occur in Iran which needs to be tackled urgently; so, think of a solution, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), has said.

  • ‘Regional cooperation, only way to tackle SDSs’ 2018-11-09 22:41

    ‘Regional cooperation, only way to tackle SDSs’

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) severely hitting the southern part of the country posing threat to human and environmental well-being, requires the cooperation of neighboring countries to be tackled, head of the international affairs at the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Shamshad Akhtar (L) and Masoumeh Ebtekar discussing women’s empowerment in IT 2018-02-02 21:36

    Ebtekar, Akhtar discuss women’s empowerment in IT sector

    TEHRAN – The Iranian vice president for women’s and family affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar and the UN under secretary-general Shamshad Akhtar discussed the role of women in disaster risk reduction and resilience through empowering them in various areas including IT.

  • Head of Iran’s Management and Planning Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht (R), and the UN Under-Secretary-General Shamshad Akhtar are signing an agreement concerning inauguration of APDIM in Iran.  2018-01-30 20:57

    APDIM raises hopes of addressing sand and dust storms in Iran

    TEHRAN — The Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management (APDIM) can bring hopes for tackling sand and dust storms in Iran.