United Nations Agencies


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



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