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28 May 2014 - UNFPA Representative Gives Key Note Speech at PAI Conference

28may2014PAIconferenceFrom left to right, UNFPA Programme Analyst Mr. Kambiz Kabiri and UNFPA Resident Representative Dr. M. Hulki Uz at the PAI Conference On May 21st, 2014, UNFPA Representative, Dr. M. Hulki Uz, was a key note speaker at the Population Association of Iran (PAI)’s 7th National Conference. This year, the theme was “Demographic Dimensions of Change in Family Structure in Iran,” and the conference provided a key opportunity to inform policy makers on the future of families in the I.R. Iran. Other key speakers included Dr. Mohammad Mirzaie, Head of PAI, and Dr. Younes Nourbakhsh Dean of Social Science Faculty at the University of Tehran.

 

Firstly, Dr. Nourbakhsh touched on the reasons why the population was ageing, which includes better health. In his presentation, Dr. Uz highlighted the importance of the family institution and provided estimates of I.R. Iran’s future population at a constant total fertility rate (TFR) – which is currently 1.8. If the TFR remained at 1.8, he said, Iran would have a population of 84 million in 2020, 91 million in 2030, and 100 million in 2050. “We agree with the government that it is important to engage in thorough discussions on the issue of population policy, and we are sure that Iran will be able to set an example for other countries in this regard.” he said.

 

A panel discussion took place later in the day, in which the changing family structure was discussed by various academic experts from a demographic, social and economic point of view. Facilitated by Professor Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi of Tehran University, the discussion touched upon the value changes of Iranian households, and the economic issues facing families, such as inflation and unemployment. The Vice President for Women’s and Family Affairs, Mrs. Shahindokht Molaverdi, also took part in the panel, and spoke about the changing family structures in Iran, and the growing role of women in society.

 

 

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28 May 2014 - Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers at Tehran Peace Museum

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On the occasion of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, UNIC Reference Assistant was invited by Tehran Peace Museum to hold a workshop on “Finding UN information and documentation” for some 35 graduate students and researchers of international law at the Museum on 28 May 2014.

 

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The workshop began by remarks of Dr. Shahriar Khateri from Tehran Peace Museum. Then UNIC Reference Assistant Nazanin Ghaemmaghami addressed the participants on how to retrieve UN information from the UN website. She focused on UN bodies and thematic issues related to peace and security, specifically on UN peacekeeping and peacekeeping operations and financing peacekeeping. She also read the translation of UN Secretary-General’s message on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 29 May 2014.

 

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At the same time United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBIS), Official Document System (ODS), UN-I-QUE: UN Info Quest, Press Releases, Multilingual Terminology Database (UNTERM), Audiovisual Library of International Law and UN Treaty Collection were introduced to the participants.

 

Persian copies of the UN Charter were distributed among the participants.

 

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