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UNDP Iran Charity Profile
UNDP has had a representative office in Iran since 1966 and has worked closely with its major development partners the Government, local councils, civil society, academic institutions, and the private sector to promote sustainable human development in rural and urban communities. Since 1966, dozens of UNDP-funded projects in such diverse areas as governance, management, environment, health, trade, agriculture, and education have been implemented successfully.
UNDP is assisting the Government to incorporate best practices on poverty alleviation into a national poverty reduction strategy. To complement this, UNDP has piloted a poverty alleviation initiative in Sistan-Baluchestan, the poorest province in Iran, and is introducing the results of this experience into future community empowerment activities at provincial level.
UNDP is promoting public awareness on human rights as set out in international norms and standards and Islamic law. UNDP has helped establish a resource centre in Tehran to promote knowledge sharing and networking among local civil society organizations, it is facilitating NGO contribution to national development objectives, cooperating with the judiciary on improving public access to justice, and supports the Majles on parliamentary strengthening and capacity building.
UNDP helps Iran meet its commitments to international environmental conventions on combating desertification, protecting biodiversity, reducing green-house gases, reducing Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and eliminating ozone depleting substances. It is also working closely with the government on reducing the impact of natural disasters on economic and social development.
UNDP Iran Volunteer Information
UNDP Iran offers qualified individuals, preferably with an academic interest in the mandate and objectives of the organization, the opportunity to contribute to the office’s human resource capacity through its volunteer programme. Volunteers will be utilized according to their present qualifications and the current needs of the organization. In return the programme aims to provide volunteers with work experience from an international organization as well as insight into the UN system.