Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)



  • UNIC 2017-10-23 12:08

    Iranian photographer wins UNIC Tokyo Students Photo Contest

    TEHRAN, Oct. 23 (MNA) – Iranian photographer Kiarash Eghbali-Seresht has won the “Award of Recognition” of the Second Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Student Photo Contest organized by the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tokyo and Sophia University in Japan.

  • FAO 2017-10-11 13:56

    FAO highlights rural-urban connections to reduce hunger

    TEHRAN, Oct. 11 (MNA) – Millions of young people in developing countries who are poised to enter the labour force in the coming decades need not flee rural areas to escape poverty, argues a new FAO report published today.

  • par 2017-09-06 10:03

    Iran attends World Parliamentary Forum in Indonesia

    TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) – The two-day World Parliamentary Forum of Sustainable Development kicked off Wednesday morning in Bali with speakers and MPs of 47 countries, including Iran, in attendance.

  • fao forest 2017-07-31 08:48

    FAO introduces new guidelines on monitoring forest resources

    TEHRAN, Jul. 31 (MNA) – FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Dubai 2017-07-05 23:33

    Dubai Intl. award for best practices in association with UN-Habitat

    TEHRAN, Jul. 05 (MNA) – The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat have launched “The Dubai International Award for Best Practices” competition on Best Practices.

  • Ocean 2017-06-08 15:21

    At Ocean Conference:

    UN agencies commit to cutting harmful fishing subsidies

    TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) – As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries.

  • Oceans 2017-05-28 14:24

    Our oceans, our future

    TEHRAN, May 28 (MNA) – The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day.

  • ISJ  AND UNIC 2017-02-15 18:41

    Together, we can make the world a happier place!

    TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (MNA) – “The Small Smurfs Big Goals Campaign” runs from February 15-March 20 2017 in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), culminating with the International Day of Happiness on March 20.

  • khoshroo 2016-10-04 10:39

    Terrorism, extremism barriers to SDGs

    TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) – Iran’s ambassador to the UN has deemed terrorism and extremism as barriers to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Ban Ki-moon 2016/10/01

    By: Ban Ki-moon

    A Decade of tests, an era of opportunity

    TEHRAN, Oct. 01 (MNA) – UN chief, while praising the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, voiced confidence that the manifesto has "the power to end war, poverty and persecution, close the gap between rich and poor, and make rights real in people’s lives."

  • Akhtar 2016/09/24

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Closing broadband divide to connect people in Asia, Pacific

    TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (MNA) – Advances in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have been instrumental in shaping and leading socioeconomic transformations across Asia and the Pacific.

  • 597685David_Nabarro.jpg 2016/09/21

    By: David Nabarro

    Maintaining the momentum: building on year one of the SDGs

    TEHRAN, Sep. 21 (MNA) – One year ago, leaders of 193 countries came together to commit to ending poverty, combatting climate change, and fighting injustice. They agreed a plan for the future of the world and its people.

  • گری لوییس، نماینده دفتر توسعه ملل متحد در ایران 2016-09-15 18:00

    Cinema celebrities launch ‘Together for SDGs’ campaign

    TEHRAN, Sep.15 (MNA) – ‘Together for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),’ a campaign launched in Tehran on Tuesday 13 September by renowned Iranian artists, seeks to introduce the newly-adopted SDGs to Iranian public.

  • بان کی مون 2016-07-21 12:20

    UN chief launches first report to track SDGs

    TEHRAN, Jul. 21 (MNA) – Launching the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals report on the new global development agenda adopted last year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday said that the 15-year undertaking is “off to a good start” but will require all parts of the UN family and its partners to work together.

  • un 2016-07-17 15:49

    UN report;

    Stronger bridge between science, policies to achieve SDGs

    TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Understanding of the scientific basis for action will be needed to achieve the ambitious goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, according to a new report by the UN today during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

  • SACHS 2016-06-07 10:31

    Ban's special advisor on SDGs:

    'Iran can be main regional center for sustainable development'

    TEHRAN, Jun. 07 (MNA) – Ban's special advisor on SDGs hailed Iran’s active role in the process of negotiations on Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Jeffrey Sachs 2016-06-06 10:53

    Ban's special advisor on SDGs visits Tehran

    TEHRAN, Jun. 06 (MNA) – United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Professor Jeffrey Sachs arrived in Tehran on June 5 for a three-day stay in the Iranian capital.

  • UNAIDS 2016-05-20 16:39

    UNAIDS calls for full participation of social organizations at 2016 UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

    TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) – From 8 to 10 June 2016, world leaders, government representatives, HIV programme implementers and civil society organizations from across the world will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, to chart the way forward to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • idb 2016-05-17 14:49

    IDB experts outline how Islamic Finance can support SDGs

    TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) – A distinguished panel of heads of regulatory authorities and other industry operators today outlined ways in which Islamic finance could play a role towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • idb 2016-05-16 11:27

    IDB, World Bank produce global report on Islamic finance

    TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) – The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group and the World Bank Group have jointly produced a global report on Islamic finance.

  • Ban Ki-moon 2016-05-16 11:25

    Ban Ki-moon:

    'Advance sustainable development with help of families'

    TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for advancing sustainable development by creating a supportive environment where all family members of all ages can realize their potential to contribute to the world.

  • Irti 2016-05-14 14:22

    IDB to explore role of Islamic Finance in SDGs

    TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) – A global forum convened by the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) will consider the potential role of Islamic finance in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Shamshad-Akhtar.jpg 2016/05/12

    By: Shamshad Akhtar

    Widening STI Net for implementation of Sustainable Development Agenda

    TERHAN, May 12 (MNA) – Investment in science, technology and innovation (STI) needs to be the backbone of productivity-led economic recovery and sustainable development.

  • zarif, kerry 2016-04-19 11:08

    Zarif, Kerry to address US intervention in Iran's banking ties

    TEHRAN, Apr. 19 (MNA) – Iranian FM said he will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry in New York on April 19 to emphasize the need for pursuing serious implementation of JCPOA.

  • sports day 2016-04-06 11:05

    Ban calls for harnessing values of sport to support SDGs

    TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) – UN Sec. Gen. in his message on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace has urged all actors in society to harness the power of sport to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UNAI 2016-03-08 16:30


    Students can apply for prizes, scholarship to promote SDG

    TEHRAN, Mar. 08 (MNA) – United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) will promote student involvement in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with inviting high school students to be part of the solution and serve the greater good by participating in a Sustainable Development Challenge.

  • library 2016-03-08 16:17

    UN launches new digital library

    TEHRAN, Mar. 08 (MNA) – United Nations Publications is pleased to announce the launch of the United Nations iLibrary, the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the UN.

  • Women's participation 2016-03-08 11:53


    Women's participation rate in parliaments slows, despite gains in top seats

    TEHRAN, Mar. 08 (MNA) – Despite an increase in the number of women Speakers of Parliament, the number of female parliamentarians across the world rose by only 0.5 percentage points in 2015, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports, dashing hopes that gender parity in parliament could be achieved within a generation.

  • dehghani 2016-02-09 10:49

    Poverty, underdevelopment breeding ground for extremism

    TEHRAN, Feb. 09 (MNA) – Iran's deputy permanent representative to UN Gholamhossein Dehghani has addressed the 54th session of the Commission on Social Development, dedicated to strengthening the social development in contemporary world.

  • Sustainable Development 2016-01-02 12:13

    UN launches development actions for next 15 years

    TEHRAN, Jan. 02 (MNA) – The new year ushers in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations.