Press Release

Digital campaign marks the UN Day and highlights UN support to Iran

24 October 2019

  • The United Nations Country Team in the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the occasion of UN Day, 24 October 2019, launched a digital campaign ‘The United Nations and Iran; a 74 Year Partnership’ to feature its support of the Government and people of Iran to mitigate the impact of economic downturn on the most vulnerable in the country. 
Photo: © Shahrzad Khayatian

Iran, as the founding member of the United Nations, continues to play an important role in the strengthening of the UN.

The objectives of the campaign are to highlight the UN solidarity with the Government and people of Iran in this particular time and share with UN audiences tangible results of activities the UN is carrying out in support of the Government and people of Iran.   

The UN Country Team in Iran, which is empowered by United Nation Development System reform, with One UN voice, in a series of videos will feature the UN’s support to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s efforts to sustain a resilient economy, provide access to quality and affordable healthcare, protect the environment, combat drug trafficking and its effects, and provide humanitarian assistance. 

The UN work in Iran is based on the UN Development Assistance Framework (LINK), which was developed jointly with the Government partners and which is based on the national priorities and the 6th National Development Plan.  

Ms. Ugochi Daniels, UN Resident Coordinator in Iran said: “The UN Country Team works with its partners from the Government to ease the impact of economic downturn on the most vulnerable and to ensure that no one is left behind.”

She reiterated the message of the UN Secretary-General that the multilateralism remains strong in spite of the current global challenges. Strengthening multilateralism means strengthening commitment to the UN Charter by member States.  

She also highlighted: “I am proud that more than 90 percent of my UN colleagues are Iranian citizens.  Please follow their inspirational personal stories on our social media accounts.”

UN entities involved in this initiative

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Organization for Migration
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations Population Fund
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Information Centre
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
World Food Programme
World Health Organization

Goals we are supporting through this initiative