Tehran Times: Iran, UN underline need for increased environmental co-op

TEHRAN — The UN resident coordinator and UNDP representative in Iran met with the chief of Iran’s Department of Environment, emphasizing the importance of greater environmental cooperation between Iran and the United Nations.

According to the Department of Environment official website, Gary Lewis and Isa Kalantari discussed the possibility of strengthening environmental ties between Iran and the UN over a session held in Tehran on Monday.

Mentioning the projects implemented jointly by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Iran, Kalantari noted that considering the modern environmental challenges the world is facing the UN can play an influential role at regional and sub-regional level.

Lewis, for his part, expressed interest in more active and close cooperation between UNDP and the Department of Environment and further expounded on UNDP future environmental projects.

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