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UNESCO adds Iranian Sites to World Heritage List

UNESCO has added eight Iranian archeological sites to its World Heritage List. The sites situated in three geographical parts in the southeast of Fars Province: Firuzabad, Bishapur and Sarvestan. These fortified structures, palaces, and city plans date back to the earliest and latest times of the Sassanian Empire, which stretched across the region from 224 […]

New Career Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new jobs in Iran: Livelihoods and Food security Assistant, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Finance Assistant – Teharn based (Iran Nationals Only), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Accountability Assistant, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Administrative Assistant, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) […]

New Career Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new jobs in Iran: Intern – Programme Support- Graphic Design, UN-Habitat – United Nations Human Settlements Programme Intern – Programme Support- Urban Planning and Management, UN-Habitat – United Nations Human Settlements Programme Intern – Programme Support- Public Information and Communication, UN-Habitat – United Nations Human Settlements Programme Policy […]

Conserving Iran and Iraq’s Wetlands

There’s growing awareness in the Islamic Republic of Iran that wetlands are valuable and sustain livelihoods. Ramsar, “the gem of northern Iran”, is the town that gives its name to the Ramsar Convention. The Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use […]

City of Yazd added to UNESCO World Heritage List

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has inscribed Iran’s City of Yazd on the World Heritage List. The City of Yazd is located in the middle of the Iranian plateau, 270 kilomtres southeast of Isfahan, close to the Spice and Silk Roads. It bears living testimony to the use of limited resources for survival in the […]

Japanese Grant gives hope for Recovery in Lake Urmia

New Japanese grant gives hope for sustained recovery in Lake Urmia Water – albeit thinly spread – is now covering a significant amount of the lake’s formerly dried-out surface. Much more than it was two years – or even one year – ago.  And while the lake’s biosphere is still in critical condition, there have […]

New Career Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new jobs in Iran: Resource Mobilization Officer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Administrative Assistant, UNESCO Programme Assistant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Project Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Intern – Coordination, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Legal Officer, Norwegian Refugee […]

World’s Largest Covered Bazaar in Tabriz

The historic bazaar complex in Iran’s northwestern city of Tabriz consists of a series of interconnected, covered, brick structures, buildings, and enclosed spaces for different functions. The huge, ancient market was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010. Tabriz has been a place of cultural exchange since antiquity and its historic bazaar complex […]

Iran, France Discuss Environmental Partnership

Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran’s vice president and head of the Environmental Protection Organization, and France’s ecology minister discussed environmental partnerships between the two countries during a meeting in Tehran. Ebtekar and Segolene Royal reached an agreement on several joint projects in the fields of energy, water shortages and pollution during the meeting held in the Iranian […]

UN adds Iranian Site to World Heritage List

By John Lee. The World Heritage Committee of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added Iran’s Lut Desert to its World Heritage List. The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in the south-east of Iran. Between June and October, this arid subtropical area is swept by strong winds, which transport sediment and […]

Iran Predicted to Become Travel Hotspot

Iran has been identified as the world’s next travel hotspot, according to the new WTM Global Trends Report 2015. The country’s main tourist attractions include its ancient Persian history and 19 UNESCO World Heritage Sites — the most of any Middle Eastern country. As recently as September, the country saw the addition of two ancient […]

Iran Preparing for ‘Tsunami’ of Tourists

Iran’s vice president Masoud Soltanifar has told The Associated Press that his country is preparing for a “tsunami” of foreign tourists as Iran begins implementing the deal that will lift sanctions in return for curbs on Iran’s nuclear program. Soltanifar, who is also Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization chief, said President Hassan Rouhani’s […]

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