13 Feb 2019 - The United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) Vacancy Announcement

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The United Nations (UN) is seeking judges for its internal system of administration of justice that addresses employment-related disputes.

The internal justice system includes a first instance United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) and an appellate instance United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT).

The UNDT sits in New York, Geneva and Nairobi and is comprised of three full-time judges and six half-time judges. The full-time and half-time judges serve for non-renewable seven-year terms.

The UNAT is comprised of seven judges, who also serve for a fixed non-renewable seven-year term, and its seat is in New York.

The UN is presently undertaking a selection process to fill four half-time judicial positions in the UNDT.

Half-time judges work for up to six months in a calendar year in New York, Geneva or Nairobi. Half-time judges may not be deployed in a particular year or may be deployed less than a cumulative period of six months a year if their deployment is not justified by the UNDT’s caseload.

The President of the UNDT decides whether and where to deploy a half-time judge, including whether to make use of telecommuting in their deployment.

Mandatory qualifications for judges of the UNDT:

  1. All persons applying to serve as a judge of the UNDT must be of high moral character and impartial. 
  1. Candidates must have at least 10 years of judicial experience (i.e. experience as a judge or equivalent) in the field of administrative law, or the equivalent (e.g., employment law, law applicable to civil servants, civil litigation) within one or more national jurisdictions. 
  1. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. All candidates must be fluent, both orally and in writing, in English or French in order to conduct judicial proceedings, and draft decisions or judicial orders in either of the two languages.

A current or former judge of UNAT is ineligible to serve in the UNDT.

Applications:

Interested candidates are invited to apply by completing the prescribed application form in either English or French. The prescribed form is available at 2

http://www.un.org/en/internaljustice/overview/judicial-vacancies.shtml (in English) and

http://www.un.org/fr/internaljustice/overview/judicial-vacancies.shtml (in French).

The completed form must be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be received by 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time) on 31 March 2019.

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10 Feb 2019 - United to Reform

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has made proposals to reform the United Nations since the beginning of his term in January 2017. To improve the delivery of our mandate, the United Nations is making sweeping changes in the following areas:

Development. The 2030 Agenda will require bold changes to the UN development system for the emergence of a new generation of country teams, centred on a strategic UN Development Assistance Framework and led by an impartial, independent and empowered resident coordinator.

Management. A new management paradigm for the Secretariat and a United Nations that empowers managers and staff, simplifies processes, increases transparency and improves on the delivery of our mandates.

Peace and Security. The overarching goals of the reform are to prioritize prevention and sustaining peace; enhance the effectiveness and coherence of peacekeeping operations and special political missions and move towards a single, integrated peace and security pillar.

Please check out this website for more information: https://reform.un.org/

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5 Feb 2019 - Briefing on UN (UN4U) for Mesbah Elm high school students

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TEHRAN - A group of 10 students along with two teachers from Mesbah Elm high school in Tehran, were briefed on the UN, its history and main organs as well as SDGs by UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam at UN conference room on 5 February 2019.

He also answered the participants’ questions. Copies of the Persian version of UN System Chart, UDHR, UN Charter and UN Cards were given to the participants.

The event was posted on UNIC Tehran’s Facebook, linkedin, twitter, telegram, Instagram and Google+.

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بهمن 97 - معرفی سازمان ملل متحد برای دانش آموزان دبیرستان مصباح علم

تهران – آقای محمد رجایی مقدم معاون مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد در تهران طی جلسه ای در سالن کنفرانس ساختمان سازمان ملل متحد، تاریخ تاسیس سازمان ملل متحد، ارکان اصلی آن همچنین کارگزاری های تخصصی، برنامه ها و صندوق های سازمان ملل متحد فعال در جمهوری اسلامی ایران را برای 10 تن از دانش آموزان به همراه 2 تن از دبیران دبیرستان مصباح علم در تهران را در تاریخ 16 بهمن 1397 تشریح کرد.

وی مطالبی در مورد آرمان های توسعه پایدار برای آنان ارائه کرد. ایشان در این نشست به سئولات دانش آموزان نیز پاسخ داد.

منابع اطلاعاتی مانند منشور ملل متحد، اعلامیه جهانی حقوق بشر، نمودار ساختار سازمان ملل متحد، و کارت های حاوی اطلاعات در باره فعالیت های جهانی سازمان ملل متحد به دانش آموزان تحویل داده شد.

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آذر 97 - گرامی داشت هفتادمین سالگرد تصویب اعلامیه جهانی حقوق بشردردانشگاه شهید بهشتی

دانشکده حقوق دانشگاه شهید بهشتی با مشارکت مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد مراسمی را به مناسبت روز حقوق بشر و هفتادمین سالگرد تصویب اعلامیه جهانی حقوق بشر در محل تالار عدالت دانشکده حقوق این دانشگاه دوشنبه 26 آذر برگزار کرد. پیام ویدیویی دبیر کل سازمان ملل متحد آنتونیو گوترش برای بیش از 200 فعال حقوق بشر، استاد و دانشجوی شرکت کننده در این گردهمایی به نمایش در آمد.

خانم اوگوچی دنیلز هماهنگ کننده مقیم ملل متحد در جمهوری اسلامی ایران، دکتر ابراهیم بیگ زاده رییس دانشکده حقوق دانشگاه شهید بهشتی، دکتر حسین میرمحمد صادقی رییس کرسی حقوق بشر، صلح و دموکراسی  یونسکو در دانشگاه شهید بهشتی، خانم دکتر ماریا دوتسنکو رییس مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد در تهران، خانم شهیندخت مولاوردی دبیر کل انجمن حمایت از حقوق بشر زنان و دکترمحمد سید فاطمی عضو هئیت علمی دانشگاه شهید بهشتی از سخنرانان این همایش بودند.  

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در این مراسم ویدیو آموزشی و تئاتر درباره حقوق بشربه نمایش درآمد همچنین موسیقی سنتی توسط گروه موسیقی دانشگاه شهید بهشتی نیز اجرا شد. رونمایی از کتاب در باره حقوق میراث ناملموس فرهنگی در آسیا غربی و مرکزی تحت نظارت یونسکو به قلم  خانم دکتر جانت بلیک، کارگاه آموزشی بازی های رایانه ای برای آموزش حقوق بشر به وسیله دانشجوی دکتری خانم لادن حریری و کارگاه آموزشی نحوه چگونگی در خواست برای فرصت های شغلی بین المللی و شرح حال (رزومه) نویسی به وسیله کار آموز مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد و دانشجوی ارشد حقوق بشر خانم شیما اسماعیلی از دیگر برنامه های این مراسم بود.

نمایشگاه عکس و اسناد تاریخی همکاری های ایران و سازمان ملل متحد نیز در معرض دید شرکت کنندگان در این مراسم  قرار گرفت. منابع اطلاعاتی سازمان ملل متحد نیز به دانشجویان و اساتید ارائه گردید.  

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17 Dec 2018 - Shahid Beheshti University commemorates 70th Anniversary of UDHR

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TEHRAN- Faculty of Law of Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) in partnership with UNIC Tehran commemorated Human Rights Day and 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at SBU’s Justice Hall on 17 December 2018.

The Human Rights Day video message of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was screened for some 200 human rights activists, university professors and students.

The main speakers of the seminar were UN Resident Coordinator Ugochi Daniels, Dean of Faculty of Law of SBU Dr. Ebrahim Beigzadeh, Head of UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy at SBU Dr. Hossein MirMohammad Sadeghi, UNIC Director Dr. Maria Dotsenko, Secretary General of Association of Protecting Women’s Rights Ms. Shahindokht Molaverdi and Faculty member of SBU Dr. Mohammad   Seyyed Fatemi.

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In addition to speeches, the seminar included screening of an educational video clip about UDHR, theater performance on human rights, musical performance, book launch on international cultural heritage law by Dr. Janet Blake, workshop on educational role of computer games and human rights by Ph.D. student in international law Ms. Ladan Haririan, as well as workshop on how to apply for international job opportunities as well as writing resume by intern at UNIC-Tehran and M.A. student of human rights Ms. Shima Esmailian.

An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership was displayed for the participants. UN information materials were also given to the participants. 

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