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Former Iranian leader calls on UN to promote "reconciliation"

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has issued an open letter to the United Nations Secretary General calling for immediate action to “achieve historic reconciliation” in response to growing extremism across the world. » read more

Rohani tells UN chief he’s optimisic about nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rohani says that “so long as the rights of the Iranian people are not compromised”, Iran is prepared to enter into an agreement with world powers. » read more

Iran joins UN agencies despite some objection

Iran has gained membership in five United Nations agencies. The United Nations Economic and Social Council says Iran is now a member of five agencies of the United Nations, including the Coordination and Planning Committee, the Women’s Rights Commission, the Population and Development Commission and the Science and Technology for Development Commission. » read more

Iran lodges complaint against US over UN envoy

Spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry announced that Iran is in the process of filing a complaint against the United States for not issuing a visa for its new envoy to the United Nations. » read more

Iran reacts harshly to UN human rights resolution

Iran has condemned the new UN resolution against human rights violations in Iran, describing it as “a misuse of human rights.” » read more

Protecting the Environment in War-Torn Zones

The United Nations has increasingly stressed the importance of protecting the environment during wars and armed conflicts as well as the fundamental role of natural resource management in preventing confrontations and reaching lasting peace. In that spirit, the organization named the 6th of November "the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict" back in 2001. The aim of this designation is to increase general awareness about the damaging effects of wars on the environment and natural resources, as well as the unjust exploitation of these resources during conflicts. » read more

Iran slams UN human rights report as “biased”

Iran has announced that it does not recognize the legitimacy of the appointment of a UN rapporteur on human rights in Iran. » read more

UN calls for help in relocating Iranian dissidents in Iraq

The UN Secretary General has called on UN member states to assist in relocating members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran now in Iraq. » read more

UN investigators enter Camp Ashraf

A group of UN inspectors entered Camp Ashraf on September 2 to investigate the deaths one day earlier of dozens of members of the dissident Iranian group People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran. » read more

Iran enlisted to get Syria to the table for peace talks

Iran has been called on to use its influence with the Syrian government to convince it to attend peace talks in Geneva. » read more