The United Nations in the Islamic Republic of Iran Factsheet
05 August 2021
Iran joined the United Nations in 1945 as one of the original 50 founding members. The UN established its field presence in Iran in 1950 and today the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) is represented by 20 resident and non-resident agencies, funds and specialized programmes. There are approximately 450 staff members in the UN system in Iran (90 percent of whom are Iranian citizens), working in various offices across the country, though most are based in Tehran.