• UNAOC 2017-04-29 22:07

    Call for video entries:

    PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival 2017

    TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) – The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite youth from around the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the PLURAL+ theme of migration, diversity and social inclusion.

  • UN special envoy 2017-04-15 11:54

    UN praises Cuba's good practices against human trafficking 

    HAVANA, Apr. 15 (MNA) – The United Nation's special rapporteur on human trafficking, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, on Friday praised Cuba's good practices against the global scourge.

  • دونالد ترامپ 2017/03/12

    By: Habib Ashayeri

    Trump would bring US to ‘edge of precipice’

    TEHRAN, Mar. 12 (MNA) – Donald Trump’s demagoguery in attempt to show his voters that he had been committed to campaign promises has sent him too far afield in the wilderness.

  • trump visa ban 2017-03-08 16:21

    By: Payam Boromand

    Trump visa ban

    TEHRAN, Mar. 08 (MNA) – Donald Trump’s executive orders on visa ban on nationals of sertain countries under the pretexts of security and anti-terrorism has created chaos among the migrants.

  • USA 2017/03/07

    By: Abbas Torabi

    How much Trump's presidency resembles Jefferson's rule?

    TEHRAN, Mar. 07 (MNA) – Like Jeffersonian Democracy, which has been rested on a profound contradiction, Donald J. Trump's style of democracy besides banning the immigrants and slamming door on refugees - particularly his move to bar entry into the United States for residents of seven Majority-Muslim countries - rests on a total contradiction as well.

  •  Brexit 2017-02-28 11:04

    UK to slow down free Europeans movement

    LONDON, Feb. 28 (MNA) – The British government plans to call a halt to free movement of Europeans in the United Kingdom, when it activates the process for its exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, a parliamentarian stated.

  • immigrants 2017-02-12 10:51

    Federal authorities arrest immigrants in US six states

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (MNA) – The US federal authorities confirmed Saturday the arrest of hundreds of undocumented immigrants in recent days throughout the country, especially in Arizona, California, Georgia, New York, Florida and Texas.

  • Somalia 2017-02-01 16:56

    UN agency :

    26k Somali refugees affected by US travel ban

    NAIROBI,Feb. 01 (MNA) – About 26,000 Somali refugees, who fled to Kenya from fighting in their country and had planned to resettle in the United States, are now stranded because of travel ban by Washington, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday.

  • protest 2017-01-30 16:10

    Houstonians protest against Trump's immigration ban

    HOUSTON, Jan. 30 (MNA) – People in Houston, the fourth-largest US city, took to the streets on Sunday to protest against President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily barring refugees and seven Muslim-majority countries' citizens from entry into the country.

  • travel ban 2017-01-30 14:01

    By:Martin Sutovec

    Immigrants go home

    TEHRAN, Jan. 30 (MNA) – President Donald Trump’s executive order barring people from seven predominantly Muslim countries including Iran from entering the US have caused massive public protests across the country against the discriminatory and xenophobic nature of the measure that undermines the very principles for which the US claims to stand.

  • zarif 2017-01-29 10:43

    FM Zarif:

    History to record ‘Muslim Ban’ as great gift to extremists

    TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has reacted to the decision of the new US government to restrict arrivals from the Iran and six other Muslim countries.

  • refugee 2017-01-29 10:28

    IOM urges US to receive refugees after Trump's decision

    NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (MNA) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) urged Saturday the US government to keep its programs to receive such vulnerable people.

  • foreign ministry 2017-01-29 08:42

    FM statement:

    Iran to respond to US visa restrictions based on ‘reciprocity action’

    TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) – Foreign Ministry has responded to recent directive signed by Donald Trump of the US by issuing a statement which says it will apply similar restrictions on US citizens.

  • immortality 2016-09-27 10:41

    Europe to get taste of Iran’s ‘Immortality’

    TEHRAN, Sep. 27 (MNA) – ‘Immortality’, a play directed by Nima Dehghan about immigration, is preparing to start its tour to a number of Eurasian and European countries.

  • آخرین روز های کوچ ییلاق نشین های تالش 2016-09-25 16:31

    By: Amir Behrouzi

    Migration of Talesh cottagers

    TEHRAN, Sep. 25 (MNA) – The cottagers who were temporarily inhibited in Talesh, Gilan province, to spend summer hot days in a cold highlands, are getting ready to leave the place in early days of autumn.

  • mohammadifar 2016-09-20 13:15

    Iran provides wide range of services to all refugees

    TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) – Ahmad Mohammadifar, the Director-General of the Interior Ministry's Foreign Nationals and Immigration Department, delivered a speech at the 4th rountable of UN General Assembly entitled ‘Global Compact for Responsibility Sharing for Refugees; Respect for International Law’.

  • سفر عبدالرضا رحمانی فضلی وزیر کشور به آذربایجان شرقی 2016-09-20 10:31

    Iran urges “defined mechanism” to solve refugees problem

    TEHRAN, Sep. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s Minister of the Interior Affairs Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli stressed on Monday the need for adopting a “defined mechanism” by the international community to deal with the problem of refugees and migrants.

  • سفر عبدالرضا رحمانی فضلی وزیر کشور به آذربایجان شرقی 2016-09-18 09:23

    Interior min. departs for New York

    TEHRAN, Sep. 18 (MNA) – Minister of the Interior Affairs Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has left Tehran for New York in order to take part at a United Nations summit on refugees and migrants.

  • refugees 2016-09-07 14:07

    UN to hold 1st high-level summit on refugees, migrants

    TEHRAN, Sep. 07 (MNA) – The UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach at UN Headquarters in NY on 19 Sep. 2016.

  • 82153710-70872885.jpg 2016-07-18 22:57

    Velayati urges Asian countries to combat violence, extremism

    TEHRAN, Jul. 18 (MNA) – Head of the Strategic Research Center of Iran’s Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that Iran welcomes more interaction with Asian countries to fight against terrorism and extremism.

  • poll 2016-07-16 20:49

    Poll: Europeans fear job competition from migrants

    TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – A Sputnik.Polls survey has revealed that 47% of people in the UK, 36% in Germany and 50% in France, believe that immigrants take jobs from local residents.

  • refugee crisis 2016-07-11 10:45

    By: Naoufal Lahlali

    Cause & Effect

    TEHRAN, Jul. 11 (MNA) – The European refugee crisis that is currently pushing the West to the brink of despair and frustration can be said to be an intentional result Of US and NATO wars, aimed at destabilizing the region and maintaining the power balance.

  • Ban ki-moon 2016/05/09

    By: Ban Ki-moon

    Refugees and migrants: A crisis of solidarity

    TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) – This September, the UNGA will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time: responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.

  • RR 2016-03-01 16:12

    Migrants critical factor in Asia-Pacific development: UN report

    TEHRAN, March 01 (MNA) – Migrants from countries across Asia and the Pacific play a key role as development actors, helping drive GDP growth in their countries of destination while also supporting families and communities in their countries of origin.

  • trump 2016-02-22 14:51

    By: Steve Sack

    Donald Trump vs. Pope Francis spat

    TEHRAN, Feb. 22 (MNA) – Pope Francis criticized Donald Trump’s immigration stance and his ‘Great Wall of Mexico’ plans as “not Christian,” by saying “a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian.” An angry Trump fired back that the Pope’s comments were "disgraceful.”

  • refugees 2016-01-21 16:13

    Acts against Muslims in France tripled in 2015

    PARIS, Jan. 21 (MNA) – Actions against Muslims in France tripled in 2015, registering 400 such manifestations, from 133 in 2014, said Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

  • پناهنده 2016-01-14 21:34

    Global migrant trends bigger in 2015

    TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) – Refugees are mainly in Pakistan, Lebanon, Iran, Jordan and come mainly from three countries Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia.

  • Ban ki-moon 2015-12-18 15:50

    Ban Ki-moon:

    5,000 die in search of protection, better life in 12 months

    TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on International Migrants Day, 18 December 2015, said over the past 12 months, more than 5,000 women, men and children lost their lives in search of protection and a better life.

  • migrants02.jpg 2015/12/18

    By: Dr. Shamshad Akhtar and Amb. William Lacy Swing

    Migrants shape a better Asia and the Pacific – If we let them

    TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) – Over land, by air and by sea, the people of Asia and the Pacific are on the move – this is the finding of the forthcoming Asia-Pacific Migration Report.

  • ban ki-moon 2015-11-21 15:35


    60mn people forced from their homes

    TEHRAN, Nov. 21 (MNA) – Announcing that a record 60 million people have been forced from their homes, UN Secretary-General warned tragedies are multiplying – especially for the Syrian people.