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UNFPA Spotlights Population Dynamics in Muslim Countries

Tehran- The Islamic Republic of Iran has experienced phenomenal social, economic and demographic changes in recent decades. This is one of the key messages to come out of a two-day event entitled “International Seminar on Population Dynamics in Muslim Countries,” being held on October 6th and 7th , organized by the National Population Studies Institute (NPSI), in collaboration with UNFPA, the University of Tehran, the Embassy of Switzerland, and the World Demographic and Ageing Forum. The seminar brings together national and international scholars to discuss the diversity of demographics transitions and implications of these changes for Muslim countries.

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UNFPA and Government Partners Reaffirm Partnership

TEHRAN – On September 28th, a meeting of the Steering Committee of the 5th UNFPA Country Programme was held, co-chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and UNFPA.H.E. Mr. Peiman Seadat, Director General, Environment and Sustainable Development Affairs, MFA, and Dr. M. Hulki Uz, UNFPA Representative, presided over the meeting.

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Deputy health minister: Family planning saves lives of mothers

Iran Daily: In the six months ending Sept. 22, 157 women died of pregnancy-related complications, said Deputy Health Minister Ali Akbar Sayyari.

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UNFPA Representative: We Fully Support Action Plan on Elderly

Tehran, September 24, 2014- Dr. Hulki Uz, UNFPA Representative, today encouraged further investment in the elderly, and emphasized UNFPA’s full support for the National Council of the Elderly and their work  to develop and implement an integrated national policy for the elderly.

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UNFPA Iran Ageing Report Launched in Bangkok

Chiang Mai, Thailand – UNFPA Iran’s Kambiz Kabiri, Programme Analyst, launched an in-depth report on ageing in Iran at the HelpAge International’s regional conference heldfrom September 1st- 4th   in Chiang Mai,with support from UNFPA and the European Union.

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Ready when Disaster Strikes: Iranian Female Youth Volunteers to Train Others

Kerman, I.R. Iran – When disasters strike, vulnerable groups - particularly women and girls - are the most affected. Iran is highly susceptible to natural disasters, particularly earthquakes, which threaten three quarters of major cities. From August 17-22nd 2014, UNFPA and the Youth Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) held a week-long, intensive training course on reproductive health in emergencies for 32 IRCS female youth volunteers in Kerman.

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32 Iranian Youth Volunteer Women “Show Their Selfies”

Kerman, Iran – “As young people, we represent a strong human resource and the future workforce of Iran. We embody the future elements of Iranian families and the country,” says Leila Ahmady, a 20-year-old bachelor’s degree student in health studies, and an Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) youth volunteer.

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