New UNICEF Representative in Iran Dr Will Parks presents his credentials to Iran’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Morteza Sarmadi 20 January 2016, Photo by IRNA

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UNICEF Iran unites Business Leaders, Celebrities and Diplomatic Missions for the Children of Iran


UNICEF Iran and Iran Chamber of Commerce sign Memorandum of Understanding


UNICEF Iran and Saman Bank sign Memorandum of Understanding


UNICEF Iran and Espinas Hotels Group announce new partnership


Tehran Chamber of Commerce and UNICEF Iran ink MoU


Breastfeeding: A smart investment not only in the health of children, but also in the wealth of nations


UNICEF Iran Representative highlights the importance of child brain development in the early years of life; addressing the Annual Congress of Iranian Society of Pediatrics



A multidimensional approach for measuring poverty as part of a joint cooperation between the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare and UNICEF Iran



Ministry of Health and UNICEF Iran jointly hold workshop on communication strategies for prevention of child injury in Birjand



For the first time in Iran, 25 Paediatric experts are certified as PALS instructors; in a joint Ministry of Health-UNICEF programme


Iranian Red Crescent Society and UNICEF join hands to put Child Protection at the Heart of Emergency Preparedness and Response


Syrian Ministry of Health experts learn from Iran’s successful immunization programme supported by Iran’s Ministry of Health and UNICEF Iran office


Iran’s first Breast Milk Bank officially opened in Tabriz


Iran’s Experts of Pediatric Medicine are trained to receive global certification on Pediatric Advanced Life Support


Launch of two All In Centres in Tehran to prevent HIV infection among adolescents


National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO) and UNICEF hold workshop on emergency preparedness and response with a focus on Children


Iran and UNICEF join hands to promote physical activity among adolescents


Iran unveils a book on road safety for young people


Iran rich experience in education; a role model for the region


UNICEF Iran Supports the 11th Child Nutrition Forum


NIDCAP project spearheads efforts to save children lives in Iran


The Ministry of Health and UNICEF Iran hold Cold Chain SOP Workshop


Ministry of Health, with UNICEF support, spearheads efforts to scale up PMTCT programme


Anthony Lake calls for education for children living in humanitarian emergencies


NEW UNICEF Representative in Iran presents his credentials to Iran’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs


Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF Rep in Syria on the besieged area of Madaya


War in Yemen poses ever-growing threat to children


Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Yemen


More than 16 million babies born into conflict this year: UNICEF


UNICEF Iran Office supports training on New-born Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Programme (NIDCAP)


UNICEF plans to reach 2.6 million Syrian children with winter supplies and cash assistance


Providing Services to Children in Emergencies is in Genes of UNICEF


World AIDS Day - Iran nominated as the pioneer country in the Middle East to launch “All In” initiative


The Ministry of Health and UNICEF Iran hold “All In” Consultative Workshop


World Prematurity Day - Saving Every Newborn


The Ministry of Health and UNICEF Iran hold Nutrition in Emergencies Workshop

Iran’s Ministry of Interior and UNICEF Iran sign Programme of Cooperation


World Polio Day: Fewer children than ever with polio


UNICEF MENA Regional Director visits Mahdieh Hospital – Tehran


UNICEF Press Release on the Occasion of Iran’s National Children’s Day and Week, 2015


UNICEF MENA Regional Director Visits Islamic Republic of Iran


UNICEF supports Ministry of Health in launching the Injecting Polio Vaccine across the country


Experts review best practices of drug prevention among adolescents


UNICEF and UNHCR Iran offices partner to assist Afghan refugee children


UNICEF Regional Education Team Travels to Iran on Out of School Children Initiative


UNICEF MENA Regional Social Policy Advisor Visits Iran on Multi-dimensional Child Poverty


Ministry of Education and UNICEF Iran hold second workshop on measuring quality education in schools


Iranian Delegation visits Mexico on Multi-dimensional Poverty Measurement and Alleviation


Ministry of Health supported by UNICEF officially launches the NIDCAP certification process for three Neonatal Intensive Care units in Iran


Launch of the MENA Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI) Report


Iran reviews its Emergency Operation Plan for Nutrition with UNICEF support













In Focus

NIDCAP in Iran:

Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) is a comprehensive approach to care that is developmentally supportive and individualized to the premature infant’s needs and the level of stability in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It significantly reduces the premature newborns’ health problems as well as developmental disorders in future life. NIDCAP seeks to support families and the professionals who care for the infants and provide them with required training within the NIDCAP framework.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Education and UNICEF Iran Office joined forces to adapt and localize the NIDCAP approach into services of the NICUs in Iran. In 2013 this initiative was adopted through establishment of a national fellowship program on NIDCAP for the personnel of four reference NICUs in Tehran, Shiraz and Tabriz as Centers of Excellence.


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Relgious Leaders

Relgious Leaders

The UNICEF Iran Office, in cooperation with the National Body on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, will organize four technical workshops on “The Role of Religious Leaders in Prevention of Violence against Children (VAC)”. The four workshops, which will take place between June-September 2014, will focus on four priority VAC-related issues i.e. sexual abuse, early/forced marriage, discrimination (gender-related, ethnicity-related, religion-related ), and neglect, with a view to determining specific actions that can be taken by religious leaders )  in alphabetic order: Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism) to prevent these phenomena. Participants will include officials and experts from various relevant government and non-government organizations, and academic institutions.

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