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18 August 2019 - UNESCO Participates in the 2019 International Youth Day Celebration

UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office participated in the celebration of the “International Youth Day”, organized by the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Sport and Youth, the Abbass Abad Recreational Complex and the Youth Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, which took place in the evening of 18 August 2019 at the Abbass Abad Recreational Complex.

A number of Iranian officials, including the Sectary General of the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, Dr. Ayoubi, the Deputy of the Ministry of Sport and Youth, Mr. Mohammad Mehdi Tond Guyang, the spokesperson of the Iranian government, Mr. Ali Rabiei and the Officer in Charge of Youth Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Mr. Ali Ganj, along with a representative of Youth NGOs, have participated and delivered speeches in the celebration.

This year’s theme of the International Youth Day is Transforming Education. The theme highlights the efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. Rooted in Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” – the International Youth Day 2019 examined how governments, young people and youth-led and youth-focused organizations, as well as other stakeholders, are transforming education so that it becomes a powerful tool to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The ceremony started with a live traditional Kurdish music performance and a welcome speech given by Mr. Hejazi, the head of Park’s Renovation Company.

Mr. Cvetan Cvetkovski, Officer-in-Charge of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office delivered a speech at the celebration. In his statement he reiterated the important social role played by youth and UNESCO’s longstanding commitment to involve youth in its programmes: “Youth have always been a major focus in UNESCO’s programmes. Youth is among the key actors and partners in UNESCO’s mission to ‘contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue’. Since its creation UNESCO has been the first agency of the United Nations to develop specific programmes for young people.  UNESCO’s longstanding commitment to youth has taken a new impetus with the UNESCO Strategy for Action with and for Youth in 1998, when youth was recognized as a priority group for the Organisation’s action. Until today, under the UNESCO’s framework of youth programme, UNESCO has launched and promoted a variety of actions regarding youth and its development. The common spirit of these actions is that they are ‘By Youth, With Youth and For Youth.’”

The celebration of the International Youth Day highlighted the efforts of improving the inclusive education that has been made by the Iranian government and called upon the whole society to draw more attention on the issue of inclusive education and to endeavor to confront the new challenges we are facing nowadays: It was emphasized that the ever-changing nature of our society, constantly exposes us to new challenges that never existed before. Our longstanding commitment remains clear and firm: we should ‘leave no one behind’ in the area of education. Today, on the occasion of the celebration of the International Youth Day, we could draw more attention from the whole Iranian society to the issue of youth development and specifically, to the theme of transforming education. To achieve this goal, UNESCO and other parties alike, should spare no effort to join their forces and work hand in hand in building up more relevant, more equitable and more inclusive education for our next generation.

In addition to the speeches, a series of side events have also been held during the celebration, including traditional Iranian music performance and a presentation of charity actions to improve the treatment of cancer.

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18 August 2019 - UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office in collaboration with the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) concluded the “World Heritage Specialist Guide Training Program” in Iran

Tourist guides from World Heritage Sites in Iran participated in the “World Heritage Specialist Guide Training Program” in Kermanshah from 04 to 08 August 2019 to upgrade their knowledge of World Heritage Sites and acquire new skills needed to become a specialized World Heritage tour guide. The participants composed a mixed group coming from the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) and the Iranian Federation of Tourist Guides Association (IFTGA), thus bringing together the private and government sectors to exchange on best tourism practices and issues affecting the cultural tourism industry.

“UNESCO believes that World Heritage and tourism stakeholders share a joint responsibility for the conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage through appropriate tourism management,” stated Mr. Cvetan Cvetkovski, Officer-in-charge of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, in his opening speech. Along the same lines, Dr. Talebian, Deputy for Cultural Heritage of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) emphasized, “tourist guides are the best protectors of historical sites and a balance between tourism and conservation should always be considered in World Heritage Sites”.

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The workshop addressed a number of topics including heritage conservation, interpretation, tourism management and local community participation. The first two days focused on the key concepts of the 1972 Convention, including the criteria for inscription in the World Heritage List and the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). The workshop continued with important information on conservation and preservation of heritage sites and concluded with the key skills needed to be a professional tour guide: presentation, interpretation and influencing visitor’s behavior. As part of the training, ICHHTO organized a site visit in Bisotoun World Heritage Site for all the participants.

A number of lectures from Iranian cultural heritage experts enriched the training program and provided the participants with a unique insight on World Heritage Sites in Iran. In a keynote lecture, Dr. Talebian (the Deputy for Cultural Heritage of ICHHTO) provided an overview of the Iranian sites inscribed in the World Heritage List, explaining also the process of inscription in the World Heritage List and some key elements of the 1972 Convention. Mr. Azizi (Director of World Heritage Office at ICHHTO) shared with the audience some challenges and opportunities on tourism management at World Heritage sites in Iran. Finally, Mr. Ejraei (site manager of Bisotun World Heritage Site) presented the Bisotun World Heritage Site to the participants in preparation for the field trip to the site scheduled as part of the program.

Mr. Cvetan Cvetkovski (Officer-in-charge of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office) concluded by “expressing the strong commitment of UNESCO in standing side by side with Iran to ensure that World Heritage Sites are preserved for the future generations and that sustainable cultural tourism benefits the country and the many visitors traveling to explore this beautiful land.”

This workshop was the first of the many initiatives that in the following three years will be organized under the EU-funded project “Silk Roads Heritage Corridors in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran- the International Dimension of the European Year of Cultural Heritage” implemented by UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office in close collaboration with the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

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مرداد 98 - دفتر منطقه ای یونسکو در تهران با همکاری سازمان میراث فرهنگی، صنایع دستی و گردشگری در جمهوری اسلامی ایران " برنامه آموزشی راهنمای گردشگری تخصصی در حوزه پایگاه های میراث جهانی "را برگزار کردد.

راهنمایان گردشگری از پایگاهای میراث جهانی از سرتاسر ایران در این کارگاه آموزشی که از تاریخ 14 تا 17 مرداد ماه سال 1398 در کرمانشاه برگزار شد، شرکت کردند تا دانش خود در راستای پایگاه های میراث فرهنگی را ارتقا داده و مهارت های جدید مورد نیاز جهت نقش آفرینی به عنوان راهنمای گردشگری تخصصی در حوزه پایگاه های  میراث جهانی را به دست آوردند.  

شرکت کنندگان در این دوره آموزشی از  دو گروه مختلف از سازمان میراث فرهنگی، صنایع دستی و گردشگری در جمهوری اسلامی ایران و کانون انجمن های صنفی کارگری راهنمایان گردشگری ایران انتخاب شدند؛ بدین وسیله بخش خصوصی و دولتی در کنار هم به تبادل نمونه های موردی برتر و مسایل تاثیرگذار بر صنعت گردشگری فرهنگی پرداختند.

یونسکو بر این باور است که میراث جهانی و ذی نفعان در حوزه گردشگری مسئولیت مشترکی جهت نگهداری از فرهنگ مشترک و میراث طبیعی از طریق مدیریت گردشگری دارند. جناب آقای تسوتان تسوتکوفسکی، سرپرست دفتر منطقه ای یونسکو در تهران در ایراد سخنرانی آغازین خود به این نکته اشاره کرد. در ادامه دکتر طالبیان، معاون میراث فرهنگی در سازمان میراث فرهنگی، صنایع دستی و گردشگری در جمهوری اسلامی ایران، راهنمایان گردشگری را بهترین محافظان آثار تاریخی دانست و خاطرنشان کرد: «سامان‌دهی گردشگران در مجموعه‌ها و ایجاد یک تعادل منطقی بین حفاظت و معرفی آثار باید مورد توجه قرار گیرد.» 

در این دوره آموزشی به مسایل متعددی از جمله محافظت از میراث، تفسیر، مدیریت گردشگری و مشارکت جامعه محلی پرداخته شد. دو روز نخستین این دوره آموزشی بر  مفاهیم کلیدی کنوانسیون  1972 یونسکو شامل اصول ثبت میراث جهانی در فهرست یونسکو و ارزش های برجسته جهانی (OUV) تاکید کرد. دوره آموزشی با تمرکز بر اطلاعات مهم در رابطه با محافظت و نگهداری از پایگاه های میراث ادامه یافت و با بررسی مهارت های لازم برای راهنمایان حرفه ای  شاملحفاظت، تفسیر و تاثیر بر اخلاق بازدیدکنندگان خاتمه یافت.  به عنوان بخشی از برنامه سازمان میراث فرهنگی، صنایع دستی و گردشگری در جمهوری اسلامی ایران بازدید میدانی از پایگاه میراث جهانی بیستون را برای تمام شرکت کننگان فراهم کرد.

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سخنرانی­هایی که توسط متخصصین در حوزه میراث فرهنگی بر بار علمی این دوره آموزشی افزود و درک منحصر به فردی را برای شرکت کنندگان در رابطه با پایگاه های میراث فرهنگی فراهم آورد. دکتر طالبیان در سخنرانی خود به بررسی اجمالی پایگاه های ایران که ثبت میراث جهانی شده اند پرداخت، او همچنین فرایند ثبت یک پایگاه در فهرست میراث جهانی و مسایل کلیدی مربوط به کنوانسیون 1972یونسکو را توضیح داد. جناب آقای عزیزی، مدیرکل دفتر امور پایگاههای سازمان میراث فرهگی ، به بررسی چالش ها و فرصت های پیش رو در رابطه با مدیریت گردشگری در پایگاه های میراث فرهنگی پرداخت. در انتها، جناب آقای اجرایی، مدیر پایگاه میراث جهانی بیستون، اطلاعاتی در رابطه با پایگاه میراث جهانی بیستون را به شرکت کنندگان برای آمادگی جهت بازید این پایگاه ارائه داد. 

جناب آقای تسوتان تسوتکوفسکی، سرپرست دفتر منطقه ای یونسکو در تهران، سخنرانی خود را با اشاره به این نکته پایان داد: "تعهد یونسکو به استقامت در کنار ایران برای اطمینان از حفاظت از پایگاه های میراث جهانی برای نسل های آینده  و اینکه کشور از توسعه پایدار گردشگری بهره­مند شود و گردشگران زیادی برای بازدید از این سرزمین زیبا به ایران بیایند. "

این دوره آموزشی یکی از فعالیت هایی است که در راستای پروژه سه ساله با حمایت مالی اتحادیه اروپا با عنوان " محور میراث جاده ابریشم در افغانستان، آسیای مرکزی و ایران- ابعاد بین­المللی سال اروپایی میراث فرهنگی" که توسط دفتر منطقه ای یونسکو در تهران با همکاری سازمان میراث فرهنگی، صنایع دستی و گردشگری در ایران اجرا میشود.


18 August 2019 - The Republic Of Korea and UNIDO Support the Development of Sustainable Settlements for Afghan Refugees in Iran

TEHERAN, 18 August 2019 (UNIC) – With a three-year, US$1.5 million contribution from the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will develop sustainable settlements for 18,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in five of the most populated settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

“I am humbled to be able to make this contribution to this most meaningful project, which will be completed by 2022”, said Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran Ryu Jeong-Hyun. 

“I hope that the betterment of their living standards and a close cooperation with the business sector will create income opportunities for a large number of Afghan refugees in Iran. I would also like to take this opportunity to reaffirm the Korean Government’s complete commitment to providing humanitarian assistance in the future as well”. 

The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran Ryu Jeong-Hyun made the remarks on the sidelines of the signing ceremony of a US$1.5 million three-year contribution from the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO) to support 18,000 of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees living in five most populated settlements in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

 “Korea has developed from the ashes of the Korean War (1950-1953), so we needed the assistance from the international community. We never forget the donations made to Korea and now we are returning the favor to the international community through our contributions. Maybe that’s why my government decided to make contributions to UNIDO.” he explained.

The Korean ambassador to Tehran went on to say that “as I mentioned before the issue of refugees is not just a problem for one country. The Iranian government have successfully addressed the problem of refugees together with the international organizations. To my knowledge the so-called SSAR [Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees to Support Voluntary Repatriation, Sustainable Reintegration and Assistance to Host Countries] have successfully tackled refugees’ issues.”

 “I was born in late 1960s and at the time Korea was developing from the ruins of the Korean War. In the process we received the very precious international assistance from many countries and then we successfully became a developed country.

“Maybe during that time the Korean Government and Korean people fully understood how important and valuable that assistance was and maybe that’s the reason why my government tries its best to share its knowledge together with the country and people who need the help. 

“The Korean government has contributed a total of US$24.5 billion for humanitarian assistance for 134 million people in 40 countries. This is not a big number but my government will try its best to expand our contribution to the countries and people who need our assistance. My Government’s approach is to empower Afghan Refugees through the sustainable job skills, vocational trainings and betterment of their livelihood in addition to proving their basic needs.

As the ambassador of the Korean embassy in Tehran I reiterate my commitment again that we will try our best to support the people who need our assistance.” 

The project will support a stable, environmentally-friendly and inclusive energy supply in the target sites through a multi-focal approach that combines integrated energy generation, waste management, capacity building and technical assistance for Afghan Refugees. 

“We are very grateful to the Government and to the people of Korea for their generosity as their contribution will dramatically change the living conditions and the outlook on the future of the most vulnerable Afghan refugees in Iran”, said the UNIDO Managing Director Phillippe Scholtes. “UNIDO will also ensure that these interventions will include vulnerable host communities as well”. 

Special attention will be given to youth and women refugees, in order to strengthen their capacities and access to job opportunities through vocational trainings and appropriate action plans: access to self-employment opportunities will be promoted and facilitated, particularly focusing on the capacity building of female refugees, including the provision of small grants for refugees to establish and expand home-based and small businesses. 

UNIDO has been a partner to the Government of Iran in promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development since 1965; UNIDO has implemented technical assistance projects in numerous conflict-affected countries and situations, targeting refugees, Internally Displaced Persons as well as their host communities in various parts of the world including Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and Turkey. 

Iran hosts the world’s fourth largest refugee population, with nearly 980,000 registered Afghan and Iraqi refugees. The ultimate goal of the project is to support ongoing efforts within the country to cope with urgent needs and gaps and to provide more livable and sustainable solutions for refugees while contributing to tackle environmental degradation and climate change.


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مرداد 98 - حمایت مالی کره جنوبی از طرح سه ساله یونیدو برای توسعه پایدار مهمان شهرهای پذیرای پناهندگان افغان در ایران

تهران، 27 مرداد 1398 (مرکز اطلاعات سازمان ملل متحد) -- سازمان توسعه صنعتی ملل متحد (یونیدو) با حمایت مالی دولت کره جنوبی به ارزش یک میلیون 500 هزار دلار، طرح بازسازی و توسعه پایدار سیستم های مدیریت آب، انرژی و پسماند را در پنج مهمانشهر پرجمعیت کشور با ظرفیت 18 هزار نفر اجرا می نماید.

یو جانگ هیان، سفیرکره جنوبی در ایران هفته گذشته در این خصوص اظهارداشت : " از همکاری با سازمان یونیدو برای اجرای این طرح مهم بسیار مفتخریم. این طرح در سال 2022 تکمیل خواهد شد." وی در ادامه افزود: " امیدوارم بهبود شرایط زندگی پناهندگان افغان در کنارحرفه آموزی، امکان بهره مندی آنان از فرصت های اقتصادی را فراهم آورد." ایشان هم چنین بر تعهد دولت کره برای ارائه کمک های بشر دوستانه در آینده تاکید کردند.

با اجرای این طرح امکان بهره مندی از منابع انرژی پایدار و فراگیر سازگار با محیط زیست  در مهمانشهرهای مورد نظر فراهم می آید. علاوه بر آن دسترسی به انرژی های پاک، مدیریت پسماند، ظرفیت سازی و کمک های فنی برای پناهندگان افغان نیز تسهیل می گردد.

فیلیپ شولتس، مدیر ارشد برنامه های توسعه ای یونیدو در این زمینه اظهار داشت: "ما از دولت و مردم کره بخاطر سخاوتشان در حمایت از این طرح بسیار سپاسگزاریم، زیرا که همکاری آنان باعث تغییر چشمگیری در شرایط زندگی و چشم انداز آینده آسیب پذیرترین پناهندگان افغان در ایران خواهد شد. در ادامه وی افزود: "یونیدو در این طرح، توسعه پایدار جامعه میزبان ساکن در این مناطق را نیز تسهیل خواهد نمود."

 در این طرح توجه ویژه ای به نقش جوانان و زنان پناهنده می شود تا در راستای برنامه ها و سیاست های دولت ایران با آموزش های حرفه ای و برنامه های عملی مناسب امکان تقویت ظرفیت ها و توانمندی های آنان فراهم گردد.

سازمان یونیدو از 1965 میلادی در راستای ترویج و توسعه صنعتی فراگیر و پایدار با دولت ایران همکاری داشته است. این سازمان با هدف کمک به پناهندگان طرح های فنی متعددی را در کشورهای مختلف جهان از جمله ایران، عراق، سودان، افعانستان، لبنان و ترکیه اجرا نموده است.

جمهوری اسلامی ایران رتبه چهارم را درمیان کشورهای پذیرنده پناهندگان در جهان داراست. تعداد پناهندگان افغان و عراقی ثبت شده در ایران در حدود 980000 نفر است.

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