Iran’s Tourist Attractions to be Introduced in 10 Languages

Iran’s tourist attractions will be introduced in 10 languages for target markets by the end of July announced the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts.

Tehran Unveils Plan of Iran's World Heritage Sites Virtual Tour

Iranian officials have recently unveiled a plan to promote the virtual tour of Iran’s historical spots listed on UNESCO’s world heritage sites.

Intl. Day for Monuments and Sites Celebrated Online Amid COVID-19

The ceremony of the UNESCO-tagged Gonbad-e Soltaniyeh, sometimes referred to as Iran’s ‘Taj Mahal’, was held online on Friday to help stop transmission of the coronavirus.

Maryam Mirzakhani among Seven Women Scientists Who Have Shaped the World

Only 30 percent of researchers and just 35 percent of students in STEM related fields are women, based on the United Nations report.

UNESCO Chair for Popularization of Science to Open in Tehran

The inauguration ceremony of UNESCO Chair for the Popularization of Science will be held in National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP) affiliated to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, I.R. Iran on January 13, 2020.

On the Occasion of World Science Day for Peace and Development:

"Open Science, Leaving No One Behind"

November 10 indicates World Science Day for Peace and Development which is celebrated every year in order to highlight the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

Shahid Beheshti University, IICAS Ink Co-op MoU

Iranian Research Center on the Silk Road based in Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran and International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) have signed a cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to carry out joint research projects.

Iran to Expand Co-op with Iraq in Tourism

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, and Iraq’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities have signed a cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further develop ties in the arenas of tourism, pilgrimage, cultural heritage and handicrafts.

Call for Entries: 2019 UNESCO Innovation Award Ceremony

An expert of UNESCO Chair on e-Learning and Teaching in Iran has announced that June 21 is the deadline for enthusiasts to submit and send their educational videos to participate in Innovation Award Ceremony.

University of Birjand to Hold 1st Int’l Conference on Lut Desert Tourism

Executive secretary of the 1st International Conference on Lut Desert Tourism has stated that the conference will be held at University of Birjand on May 1-2, 2019.

Ali Asghar Mounesan

Possible UNESCO-Registration of Yalda is Top on Agenda

The head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has stated that “Possible UNESCO-registration of Yalda is top on agenda.”

UNESCO to Hold National e-Learning Award in Iran

UNESCO chair on e-learning and teaching will hold National e-Learning Award Ceremony in Iran on December 17, 2018.

Lut Desert to Host the 3rd Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon

The 3rd Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon will be held in Iran’s UNESCO-registered Lut Desert, known as one of the hottest places on earth from September 29 to October 7.

Hazhar Zaheri

The Unveiling Ceremony of Polo Registration in UNESCO / In Photos

Chogan is a sporting team game with horses and a version of the modern polo game. From time immemorial it was considered an aristocratic game and held in a separate field, on specially trained horses. Nowadays, Chogan is played in Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves Adds Iran’s Kopet Dag to Its List

Iran’s Kopet Dag, also known as the Turkmen-Khorasan Mountain Range, a protected area stretching over 18,000 hectares of land area and is filled with thick forests and variety of plant and animal species, has received UNESCO recognition for biosphere reserves.

Ghasabeh, The Greatest & Oldest Qanat in the World

Qasabe Qanats of Gonabad, located at Gonabad, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran, contains 427 water wells with a total length of 33,113 meters. It is one of the oldest and largest qanats in the world, which dates back to 2500 or 2700 years ago and is the only suggested monument by the Great Khorasan to UNESCO to be registered.

UNESCO Adds Sassanids Art and Architecture to Its World Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Iranian art and architecture under Sassanids to its world heritage list.

Iran to Host WCC Awards Final Evaluation

The final evaluation ceremony of World Craft Council's Award of Excellence for Handicrafts in the Asia Pacific region will be held in Iran in early August for the third time.

UNESCO Awards Six IIDCYA Members

UNESCO Center Louis Francois in France honored members of the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults of Iran at its 2017 international visual arts competition.

S & R IAU among the 'UI GreenMatric World Varsity Rankings 2017

The Islamic Azad University, Science and Research branch, has placed the position 286 in UI Greenmatric World University Rankings 2017.

UNESCO Tag Forecast to Draw More Foreign Tourists to Yazd

During the first half of the current Iranian calendar year, almost 50,000 foreign tourists arrived in the province, central Iran, which represents an increase of 11 percent year on year.

Iran to Host 2021 APGN Symposium

The 5th edition of Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) Symposium has been wrapped up in the Zhijindong Cave UNESCO Global Geopark, China, and the next edition will be held in Indonesia in 2019.

Iran’s Heritage Organization to Set-Up Open-Air Museum Near Persepolis

The Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization plans to more promote tourism in Achaemenid city of Persepolis by building an open-air museum on the ruins of a lately-unearthed archeological site.

IAU S&R Holds UNESCO Regional Award for Clean & Renewable Energy

The South Tehran Islamic Azad University held a mutual meeting on the UNESCO Regional Award for Clean and Renewable Energy in Iran.

Tourism Capital of Islamic Countries in 2018: Tabriz, Iran

The fifth biggest city in Iran, Tabriz, the capital of East Azerbaijan province, is located in the Quru River valley, between long ridges of volcanic cones in the Sahand and Eynali mountains, Tabriz's elevation ranges between 1,350 and 1,600 metres (4,430 and 5,250 ft) above sea level.

Iran’s Historic City Yazd Inscribed as UNESCO Heritage Site

UNESCO has placed the city of Yazd in Iran on World Heritage List.

South Tehran IAU, Institute of Natural Disasters, & UNESCO Chair Sign Mou

The Islamic Azad University, South Tehran branch, Natural Disaster Research Center, and the UNESCO Chair in disaster management have signed a cooperation, research, and academic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Norooz Places on UNESCO Intangible Heritage List

Norooz, or the Persian New Year and the traditional Iranian festival of spring, has been inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Islamic Azad University, Science and Research branch, have signed a cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

UNESCO Announces World Heritage Sites for 2016

The World Heritage Committee added nine new natural sites to the World Heritage List after a four-day annual meeting in Istanbul.

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