UNESCO Regional Office Opens in S & R IAU

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:40

UNESCO has opened a regional office in Islamic Azad University, Science and Research branch to facilitate national and international activities, with particular focus on environmental protection and sustainable development.

In the opening ceremony for the UNESCO regional office, Gary Lewis, UNESCO representative in Iran, and Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, and officials from IAU were present.

According to ANA (Azad News Agency), Dr. Majid Abbas-pour, head of the Environment and Energy faculty of the Science and Research branch, stated that the next step for this academic center is to encourage new ideas in the field of environment, renewable energies, and sustainable development in the form of establishing an international award.

The head of Iranian Society of Environmentalists also emphasized the importance of creating interaction among Iranian and international experts, improving the state of renewable energy in Iran and the Middle East through the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

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