UN-Habitat Tehran Office a Glance

  • The office was officially inaugurated in 2009;
  • UN-Habitat Tehran office and the Government of I.R. Iran entered into a protocol amendment agreement in July 2014 to expand the official mandate from disaster mitigation to a fully-fledged UN-Habitat office and continue to provide in-kind contributions to UN-Habitat for another 5 years until July 2019. Based on this agreement this office receives 500.000 USD  annually from the Government of the I.R. Iran.
  • UN-Habitat’s national counterpart in the I.R. Iran is the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development (MoRUD);
  • The office is located in the Road, Housing and Urban Development Research Center (BHRC);
  • National and international stakeholders in the I.R. Iran is including the MoRUD, National Habitat Committee, ministries, municipalities, local organizations, academia, universities, ECO Secretariat, and sister UN agencies (including UNFPA, UNESCO, WHO, UNICEF, and UNIDO), etc.
  • The administration of the UN-Habitat office in the I.R. Iran has been transferred to UN-Habitat Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (ROAP) based in Fukuoka, Japan in 2018.
  • UN-Habitat office in the I.R. Iran has been advocating and submitting project proposals to various international fund programs and embassies in the I.R. Iran in order to operationalize its mandates. The total resources mobilized by Tehran Office are estimated to be US$ 2,203,142 in the period 2014~2019.