United Nations Agencies
There are eleven United Nations agencies and programmes working in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Together they make up the United Nations country team led by the Resident Coordinator, the designated representative of the Secretary-General. United Nations agencies in Iran have forged strong and lasting partnerships with the government, civil society and local communities to promote respect for human rights, protect the environment, fight disease, foster development and reduce poverty.
Specifically, the UN system in Iran is helping the country reach the Millennium Development Goals set by world leaders at the September 2000 Millennium Summit. To this end, agencies are assisting the Government to halve extreme poverty, improve children's health, mitigate disease and improve education, and will also support the national authorities to monitor the country's progress towards these Goals.
Links to these United Nations Agencies include:
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
UNAMA: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
UNDP: United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA: United Nations Populations Fund
UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
WHO: World Health Organization
WFP: World Food Programme
UNODC: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNIC: United Nations Information Centre - Tehran