Iran: UN team to establish recovery plan for flood-affected areas

A team of United Nations experts has returned from flood-ravaged areas of Iran and begun work on a recovery and rehabilitation plan, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

UN expert reports progress on human rights in Iran, but says problems remain

Iran has achieved progress in the area of human rights, but discrimination, suppression of dissent and other problems persist, according to a report by a United Nations expert released today at UN Headquarters in New York.

Iran to submit new documents in world court case against United States

Iran has been authorized to submit additional documents in connection with its case against the United States over the destruction of Iranian oil platforms, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) announced today.

Iran: UN relief agency to deliver shelter aid to flood-stricken areas

Following the record rains that struck Iran a week ago, the United Nations refugee agency today began loading trucks with shelter materials for delivery to one of the country's northeastern provinces.

Annan offers UN help to humanitarian efforts in flood-stricken Iran

As Iran assesses the damage from flash floods that struck the north-eastern part of the country over the past few days, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the United Nations stood ready to help the Tehran Government in its relief and rehabilitation efforts.

UN refugee agency concerned over anti-Afghan violence in Iran

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is increasingly concerned about outbursts of violence directed against Afghans living in Iran, a spokesman for the agency said today.

Only free media can advance national interests, UN official tells meeting in Iran

Nations seeking to insulate themselves from powerful global trends are likely only to see their political, economic and cultural fortunes wane, a United Nations official stressed in a meeting with Iranian journalists in the city of Shiraz.