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.
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 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.
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.
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.