UNICEF Iran and the Ministry of Sport and Youth reiterated partnership for adolescent development and well-being

17 September 2019
Mandeep O'brien - Ministry of Sports
UNICEF Iran/2019

UNICEF Iran Representative, Ms. Mandeep O’Brien, met excellencies, Dr. Zhaleh Faramarzian, the Deputy of Management and Resource Development and Dr. Farshid Tahmasebi the Director General of International Affairs of Ministry of Sport and Youth on 17 September 2019.

In her meeting with Dr. Tahmasebi, Ms. O’Brien highlighted the importance of occupational and livelihood skills in empowering adolescents for a smooth transition from education to work environment. Dr. Tahmasebi, for his part, emphasized the high potential of youth in Iran and the importance of an inclusive approach to address all adolescents with different needs. He pointed out that sports can be a platform to improve the life skills of children and youth and facilitate their positive and comprehensive development. He also highlighted the importance of cross sectoral partnership for empowering adolescent and youth and stated that Iran can be a model in the region.

Dr. Tahmasebi said the Ministry of Sport and Youth is ready to establish the very first youth empowering center with support of UNICEF, to empower adolescents and youth through life and occupational skills development.

In their meeting, Dr. Zhaleh Faramarzian and Ms. O’Brien, pointed to the high potentials of Iranian girls in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

UNICEF expressed readiness to showcase the achievements of the government on adolescents and youth to other countries and also facilitate cross-country exchange of good practices. Ms. O’Brien also paid a visit to Iran’s Museum of Olympic and Paralympic.

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