Iran accepts new UN inspections starting next week, IAEA chief reports

Iran will accept the return of weapons experts from the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency later this month, its Director-General announced today in Washington, D.C.

Citing key omissions, UN nuclear watchdog board urges full reporting by Iran

Noting with “serious concern” omissions by Iran in reporting on its clandestine nuclear ambitions, the Board of Governors of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency today called on Tehran to take a number of steps to rectify the situation.

UN nuclear watchdog ‘seriously concerned’ over gaps in Iran’s declaration

While noting with satisfaction marked progress in cooperation by Iran, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency today voiced serious concern over gaps in Tehran’s declaration of nuclear activities and called on it to take the “vital” initiative to provide all relevant information fully and promptly in the coming months.

Annan pledges UN help in wake of chemical train tragedy in Iran

Reacting to the news of today’s deadly train accident in Iran, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan pledged the world body’s help in mitigating the disaster.

First group of Iranian children in quake-devastated Bam return to school

The first 50 of the estimated 20,000 school-age children whose schools were damaged or demolished in quake-devastated Bam, Iran, return to school today, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.

UN helps Afghan refugees affected by Bam earthquake to leave Iran

Almost 400 Afghan refugees, made homeless once more by the recent earthquake in Iran, returned to Afghanistan today with help from the United Nations refugee agency and the Tehran Government.

Double usual number of donors helping with Iran quake relief, UN official says

Iran has gathered an unprecedented number of donors responding to a Flash Appeal for funds to cover 90 days of humanitarian aid after last month's devastating earthquake, the United Nations relief coordinator said today.

UN launches three-month drive to feed 100,000 Iranian quake survivors

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced the launch of a three-month emergency operation to feed 100,000 victims of the earthquake that devastated the Iranian city of Bam two weeks ago.

Bam earthquake shows need for safer global housing standards, UN expert says

Iran's recent tragic earthquake, which left up to 32,000 dead and 70,000 homeless, must drive all members of the international community to develop safe shelter conditions across the globe, according to a UN human rights expert.

UN seeks $31.3 million for 90-day post-quake rehabilitation in Iran

The United Nations today asked donors for $31.3 million to meet the three-month relief and rehabilitation needs of the tens of thousands of people in Bam, Iran, who were affected by the powerful earthquake which rocked the area last month.