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The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is a programme document between a government and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) that describes the collective actions and strategies of the United Nations to the achievement of national development.


UNDAF 2012-2016 - Disaster Risk Management

The Islamic Republic of Iran is among the top ten most disaster-prone countries in the world. Situated in one of the most arid regions on earth, it suffers from frequent droughts, floods, and landslides. Due to its particular location in the Alpine-Himalayan mountain system, Iran is also highly vulnerable to numerous and severe earthquakes, such as the deadly tremors that struck Bam in 2003. The Fifth National Development Plan of the I.R. Iran (2011-2015) addresses the issue of Natural Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Including DRM as a strategic priority in the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), drawing on the comparative…

UNDAF 2012-2016 - Drug Prevention and Drug Control

The I. R. of Iran faces numerous drug trafficking and abuse challenges. They range from security threats and regional instability caused by drug trafficking to public health costs. There are 1.2 million drug users (2.4% of adult pop.) and 60% of HIV cases are injecting drug users. Annually 40% of Afghan opiates are trafficked from Afghanistan and Pakistan to Iran, for national consumption and onward trafficking towards lucrative markets. Drug abuse and trafficking, organized crime and corruption are major impediments that prevent Iran from achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Drug prevention and control is one of the five national priority…

UNDAF 2012-2016 - Environmentally Sustainable Development

Preservation of the environment is central to sustainable development and poverty reduction. It affects all aspects of development social, economic, and environmental, including livelihoods, access to water, agricultural productivity, health, population levels, education, and gender-related issues. None of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can be met without major improvement in environmentally sustainable development. In line with the provisions of I.R. of Iran’s Fifth National Development Plan (2011-2015) and the UNDAF, the UN System will contribute to the efforts of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to further integrate environmental considerations into decision making at national, sub-national, and inter-sectoral…

UNDAF 2012-2016 - Health

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has achieved remarkable results with regard to health, particularly in women’s health and other health areas under MDGs. Primary health care (PHC) coverage in rural areas stands at more than 98 percent and the family physician program (a new intervention) will improve the coverage in urban settings. While access to health care services is formally almost universal, primary health care in urban and peri-urban areas, as well as the overall quality of health care will be further improved at all levels, particularly for child and women’s health.  
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UNDAF 2012-2016 - Poverty Reduction

The Islamic Republic of Iran is an upper middle-income country that has made notable progress in human development; its human development indicators have substantially improved during the past 30 years. According to the 2011 Asia & Pacific Human Development Report, Iran’s HDI has increased from 0.534 in 1990 to 0.707 to 2011. Iran is on track to achieve the MDG1 (reducing extreme poverty) and has witnessed a decline in extreme (USD 1 day) income poverty to around 1%. The Government is committed to further reducing both income and capability poverty. Amid this progress, more remains to be done to ensure…

UNDAF 2012-2016 - Refugees, UNHCR strategy and activities

The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to host one of the largest refugee populations in the world. As of December 2011, according to the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA), the total number of refugees registered with the authorities stood at some 882,700, including some 840,200 Afghans and 42,500 Iraqis. Close to 3,500 Iraqi refugees registered with UNHCR are awaiting a decision from the authorities on their legal status. Most refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran reside in urban areas, with only 3 per cent living in settlements.Between January 2002 and July 2012, UNHCR assisted some 902,000…

UNDAF 2012-2016 - Refugees, WFP Iran Fact Sheet - Targeted Assistance to Refugees from Afghanistan and Iraq

The objectives of the PRRO are the improved food consumption of vulnerable refugee households, consistent with WFP’s Strategic Objective 1 (Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies); and increased access to education and human capital development for refugee girls and youths, consistent with Strategic Objective 3 (Restore and rebuild lives and livelihoods in post-conflict, post-disaster or transition situations).The PRRO supports the achievement of the following Millennium Development Goals:MDG 1 – Eradicate poverty and extreme hunger; and MDG 2 – Achieve universal primary education.  
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