Iran to hold intl. conf. on combating sand storms

TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) – Iran is organizing a three-day international conference on combating sand and dust storms in July, with participation of representatives from over 30 countries across the world.

The International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms is to be held in Tehran on 3-5 July 2017.

 The International Conference will be hosted by the Department of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the cooperation of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, UN Environment and the UN Development Programme, in collaboration with other relevant UN entities.

The Conference will be opened by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.

The Opening ceremony will be held on Monday followed by a field trip Kashan and Ahvaz. Four sessions will be held on Wednesday on Source Recognition, Policy options, Global, regional and cross-sectoral cooperation and responses, and Conclusions and way forward.

International participants will include ministers, senior officials, country experts, international resource persons and policy makers from all regions as well as experts from regional and international organizations and UN entities. So far 31 countries, including Italy, France, Germany, China, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Pakistan, Armenia, Chad, Iraq, Turkey, India, Jordan, South Korea, Slovakia, Serbia and the United States have confirmed participation in the event. 

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