2007 Resident Coordinator Annual Report
28 February 2009

Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

This letter is sent to submit the 2008 Annual Report of the Resident Coordinator, including a tabulation of collective activities towards the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in 2008, as well as the UNCT work plan for 2009. It should be recognized that the achievements made are results of a supportive and collegial atmosphere in the UN Country Team, and have been produced through collective work by a wide range of UN agency colleagues. In particular, I would like to appreciate the work done by the agency heads leading theme groups and working groups; these groups are the backbone of UN coordination work in Iran.

I. Major developments or political events that have had an effect on the work of the UNCT

The impact of the international political climate on the work of the UN in Iran in 2008 has been similar in many ways to that of 2007. The situation arising out of the standoff on Iran’s nuclear issue, the four UN Security Council resolutions in addition to formal and informal sanctions by several member states on banking and business with Iran and the situation in neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan continue to play their part in shaping the work environment of the UN.

There has been tension related to the situation in the Middle East. In particular, Iran is strongly critical of Israel and its supporters, and criticizes the United Nations for not taking a stronger and more proactive position in support of the Palestinian people. There have been many demonstrations in front of UN building in Tehran with some violent activities which caused the closing of UN for two days.

The human rights situation in Iran has continued to receive attention from and be criticized by member states, reflected inter alia in the General Assembly resolution 62/168 in December 2007. The report of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, A/63/459 dated 1 October 2008, was submitted to the sixty-third session of the UN General Assembly in accordance with resolution 62/168.

In the local political arena, elections for the 290-seat Majlis (parliament) took place on 14 March 2008. The majority of the new Majlis members are conservatives. Presidential elections are planned for 12 June 2009, but analysts are divided on the likely outcome.

On the domestic economic front, the economy has continued to face challenges. The inflation and unemployment rates continue to increase. Certain products are heavily subsidized, one example being gasoline for cars. This represents a net expenditure of billions of US dollars per year for the Government. To curb this expenditure and reduce dependency on imports due to the limited refining capacity, the Government continued rationing of gasoline which was introduced in June 2007. The President has made a proposal for removal of subsidies from electricity, water, and other energy sources, and to replace these with direct cash transfers to the poorer segments of the population. This proposal is under discussion in the Majlis (parliament). In general, economic management of the country has been subject to much public debate recently and is expected to be an important theme in the upcoming Presidential elections.

Mr. Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General United Nations, New York

Summary on progress towards UNDAF outcomes


III. Highlights of progress towards UNDAF outcomes

The main vehicles for coordination of substantive activities among the UN agencies in Iran are the Theme Groups and Working Groups, chaired by UN agency representatives on rotation and reporting to the UN Country Team meeting. These groups correspond to the main goals of the current UNDAF, and also cover other main cross-cutting themes such as gender, HIV/AIDS, Disaster Management, Communications and Operations Management. Some selected examples of developments include:

Millennium Development Goals:

• A number of advocacy activities were performed such as: translating and distributing the 2008 MDGs Global Report into Farsi, distributing MDGs promotional items (pens, bags), arranging a number of workshops and seminars on MDGs for journalists, teachers, students, academia and Majlis (Parliament), translating and distributing the 2008 Education for All Global Monitoring Report in Farsi.

Sustainable development, disaster management and energy efficiency:

• Formulation of joint projects focusing on strategic institutional support, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) advocacy and promotion of South-South cooperation through knowledge management and sharing at sub-regional level among different UN agencies. • Finalization of draft “Guidance Note for DRR integration into CCA/UNDAF”. • Establishment of sub-working group on drought at the request of the Government to assess priority needs and coordinate system wide support for drought response. • A day-long media workshop was organized as part of countrywide commemoration of International Day for DRR to engage media in public education and awareness for DRR. The enthusiastic response stimulated the idea to create a “UN TG Media Network” to form partnership for broader advocacy and profiling of the UN agencies in DRR & environment related work. • Organizing workshops on 'Community Based Disaster Risk Management' (CBDRM Disasters), ’Impact of Climate Change on Natural Disasters' and 'Gender in Emergencies'. • UN-Energy Working Group, conducted a one-day international seminar on “Energy in the Global Value Chain – A case of Petrochemical Downstream Industries in I.R. Iran” in October 2008. The seminar attracted top level international as well as national experts in the field and senior governmental officials. A seminar proceeding has been published and distributed.

Gender:

• On the occasion of the International Women's Day, the UN agencies presented their activities on gender to various Government counterparts. The UN Gender Theme Group (UN GTG) also held a meeting to discuss advocacy activities with the Iranian Journalists Association. In this regard the preparation of human interest stories of various UN agencies on gender was initiated and will be published in newspapers. • On several occasions the UN GTG met with members of Parliament, and various representatives of the Government, both in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the Parliament. • The UN GTG organized three two-day gender sensitization workshops for national UN staff of all UN agencies. A workshop on Gender in Emergency was also organized for national counterparts, mostly from provinces. • Assistance was given to the Women Affairs Bureau of the Ministry Of Jihad Agriculture to formulate gender based interventions and plans.

HIV/AIDS:

• The UN joint programme supporting the National AIDS Programme is the most comprehensive programme within the UN system in Iran where 13 UN organizations are jointly contributing to the work of more than 25 national partner organizations and institutions, (including NGOs), within the national HIV Strategic framework. • A comprehensive Global Fund supported project supports strengthening of surveillance and monitoring; promotes information and education; works for risk reduction and for improved access to quality treatment and care. • A wide range of outreach programmes address risk groups including prisoners, drug users, sex workers, youth and others.

Food Security:

• Assistance was provided to the Shahid Beheshti University for establishing the Right to Food Chair. • Assistance was given to the Government in developing a drought strategy, management and action plans.

In addition to UNDAF outcomes and the Theme Group activities, the UNCT has been kept constantly updated on developments related to drugs and refugee issues. The Islamic Republic of Iran hosted approximately one million refugees in 2008 (Afghans and Iraqis), and is one of the major transit routes for drug trafficking out of Afghanistan. The relevant UN agencies have implemented significant programmes to address needs in both areas.

The UN system in Iran continues to receive frequent petitions and letters against human rights violations, which are shared with the relevant authorities at UN Headquarters. The Government has in general not welcomed UN organizations’ attempts to raise concerns over human rights issues, especially if the comments made are not strictly related to the mandate of the organization in question. The UN Country Team believes that it is important to continue to engage in a constructive manner, in collaboration with Iranian counterparts, on capacity building for human rights and limited advocacy activities, as and when opportunities arise. The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was one such instance which gave us a good opportunity to do advocacy on human rights. The Country Team also printed a poster on Right to Think in Farsi, which has been widely distributed.

The current Government is interested in receiving UN technical assistance and support for South-South initiatives and other areas of international cooperation where Iranian expertise and competence may be used. The cabinet has already officially approved the funds allotment for the establishment of a Center for South-South Industrial Cooperation. The UN agencies work with a wide range of technical ministries and departments, universities and research institutions. The Government has recently shown less interest in programmes related to the civil society. Many UN agencies need to work with civil society as part of their global goals and mandates. In many instances this remains challenging in the current environment in Iran.

RC Office Budget and UN agencies contributions:

The SRC Fund (USD 102,465) and UNCCF Fund (USD 47,844) were fully utilized by RC office in 2008. UN agencies in Iran contributed USD 32,000 for different activities such as: celebration of UN Day, participation in the international book fair, publishing a brochure of an overview of all UN agencies, conducting an early local salary survey for the national staff, preparing a common scale for Service Contract/ SSA and consultants and translating/printing the 2008 MDGs Global Report in Farsi.

Summary on progress in UN Reform


II. Highlights on progress in UN reform

The current UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) was extended by one year and now covers the period 2005-2010 at the request of the Government. The current National Development Plan covers 2005-2009 and the next National Development Plan is not ready yet. The work for preparing a new UNDAF for the next cycle 2011-2014 started in 2008 within the UN system in Iran with some informal engagement of Government Ministries. The advocacy for UN reforms has taken the form of sharing information on the UN system and the ongoing reform process, through media interviews, publications, conferences, seminars and other events. The commemoration of the various thematic UN days has focused on issues relevant to UN reforms.

Joint programming has continued in the area of HIV/AIDS and MDGs. The Joint Team on AIDS and the HIV/AIDS Theme Group developed a comprehensive joint programming framework and signed this with the relevant Government counterpart for 2008-2009. In the area of the MDGs, the UN system in Iran is trying to establish working groups between a range of UN agencies and members from the Majlis Social Commission in different areas. A meeting was held with Mr. Larijani, Speaker of the Majlis, which led to a meeting with MPs on 26 January 2009 to introduce MDGs and UN activities in Iran.

The thematic groups established for UNDAF goals and cross-cutting issues continue to be the focal points for achievement of results around joint goals. Thirteen different UN agencies are chairing different thematic and working groups, allowing for participatory leadership in the Country Team. The MDGs remain a rallying point for all agencies and the MDGs film under production has captured inputs from most agencies.

Following the tragic terrorist bombing in Algeria in December 2007, a new Security Risk Assessment was made, and the UN agencies in Iran were found to be compliant with the Minimum Operating Security Standard, with the exception of the required stand-off distance between the UN buildings and public streets. A special Inter-Agency Task Force was established to find a building for a new UN House, which is expected to be occupied by 14 UN agencies that have confirmed their interest. Unfortunately, the Task Force concluded that there is no commercially available building in Tehran which fully meets the stand-off distance requirement. The Task Force is now working on the possibility of constructing a building and trying to get suitable land from the Government. This issue would need support from UN Headquarters, in order to influence the Government towards allocating land free of charge, and in order to plan for financing of the construction.

Key aspects of the proposed 2009 workplan


IV. Key aspects of the proposed 2009 workplan In 2009, the main foundation will be laid for a new UNDAF covering 2011-2014. The focus will be on formalizing consultations with the Government. The UN Country Team has decided to pursue the finalization of a Common Country Assessment (CCA) by June 2009 and later the establishment of the main priorities for the next UNDAF. The UN Country Team will aim to include a wide range of stakeholders in this process, including our Government counterparts, Majlis, civil society and academia. The completed UNDAF will be reflecting the goals of the 5th National Development Plan, the UN global mandates and the UN agencies’ comparative advantages in Iran.

Other key priorities under the 2009 workplan include joint programming in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Disaster Risk Reduction and MDGs. For example, interaction with the Majlis (parliament) on capacity building and policy advice on the MDGs will be pursued actively. Further advocacy and capacity building is envisaged in the areas of disaster preparedness, gender and human rights.

In 2009, the UN agencies will actively advocate and promote the one UN concept and key themes of the UN work in Iran and the MDGs. They will ensure that emergency preparedness for agencies meets the established standards.

Finally, the 2009 workplan envisages a strengthening of the monitoring and evaluation framework for the UNDAF.

Recommendations


V. Recommendations

In terms of opportunities for broadening the UN development cooperation with Iran, the most promising dimensions remain South-South cooperation and other international bridge building activities. This might include, inter alia, regional and international conferences and seminars, multi-country projects, study tours (inbound as well as outbound) on development oriented subjects, etc. The UN agencies who have engaged in these types of activities generally have been able to mobilize high level interest from the host Government. Also, on the substantive level, it is clear that Iran and other countries in the region have a large potential for knowledge exchange in both directions. It is recommended that the UN agencies expand further into this area.

It is further clear that the host Government favours an increased representation by the UN development system at a technical level. It is recommended that the UN development system continues to respond to this interest, with an increased physical presence in Iran. In this context, it is also recommended that such increased presence takes place within the spirit of UN reforms. In Tehran, there are already 17 UN agencies, funds and programmes represented, most of them with quite small programmes on the ground. As mentioned previously in this letter, the centerpieces of UN coordination in Iran are the Thematic Groups, chaired by a variety of UN agencies. It is recommended that these agencies ensure that their respective initiatives are coordinated through these Thematic Groups.

Like the previous years, the human rights situation continues to be subject to strong criticism, as indicated by the General Assembly resolution 62/168 and the General Assembly’s Third Committee resolution A/C.31/63/L.40. Even though this is considered a sensitive subject by the Government, the positions taken by the General Assembly as well as other parts of the UN system present an imperative for the UN development system in Iran to continue engaging on this subject. The mandates of the various UN agencies on the ground offer only very limited opportunities for engagement in direct monitoring or follow-up of individual cases. However, the strong cooperation with relevant authorities at UN Headquarters offers opportunities to address a number of issues without overstepping our mandates. Perhaps even more important for the UN development system in Iran are the opportunities to continue its work in national capacity building and advocacy on these issues. These should be fully utilized as and when they emerge. Furthermore, the dialogue on establishing further Technical Assistance programmes on human rights in the country should be continued.

Following the tragic incident in Algeria in November 2007, where 17 UN staff lost their lives in a bomb explosion, added attention has been given to the physical security of UN premises. Thorough analysis of the status of the UN premises in Tehran has concluded that the best option for protection against such possible threats in the future would be the construction of new, purpose-built premises on a plot of land that would allow the requisite stand-off distance. It is recommended that efforts continue towards negotiating the allocation of an adequate plot of land by the host Government, and towards preparing the necessary financing and technical arrangements required for construction of a new UN House in Tehran.

Finally, Mr. Secretary-General, I would like to reiterate the strong commitment by the UN Country Team in Iran to support you in furthering the goals and ideals of the United Nations.

Yours sincerely,

Knut Ostby Resident Coordinator

Copy: -Mr. Kemal Dervis, Administrator, UNDP -Mr. Ajay Chhibber, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, RBAP/UNDP -Ms. Deborah Landey, Director, UNDOCO -Ms. Ligia Elizondo, Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director, RBAP/UNDP -Mr. Nicolas Rosellini, Deputy Regional Director, RBAP/UNDP -Ms. Fadzai Gwaradzimba, Chief South and West Asia Division, RBAP/UNDP -UN Agency Representatives in Iran




   2008 Results and Use of Funds

2008 Results and Use of Funds
Part One: Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (Results 2008)
Key Result Area Outcome Name Indicate Total Budget Per Outcome Provide an indicative budget delivery amount per outcome in 2008.    Comments
UNDAFOutcome 1Strengthening capacities and capabilities for achieving the MDGs$42,452,000.00$9,866,883.00 
UNDAFOutcome 2Enhancing good governance$11,664,000.00$1,740,610.00 
UNDAFOutcome 3Improving economic performance and management and generating employment$3,569,000.00$975,000.00 
UNDAFOutcome 4Sustainable development, disaster management and energy efficiency$24,292,000.00$2,704,726.00 
UNDAFOutcome 5Facilitating transfer of science and technology$8,978,700.00$933,700.00 
PART 1 TOTAL $90,955,700.00 $16,220,919.00
Part Two: Coordination Results
Key Results Area Expected Outputs1 Performance Indicators2 Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional Support Needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF Transition Un Agencies3 Other
Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Required Spent Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Result Area 1: Coordination for Results
UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy
UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP

       
UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration and/or the UNDG Action Plan on the Development Outcome of the World Summit (MDG Action Plan) * 1- Providing coordination support to the Majlis MDGs Working Group and follow up to their decisions that need UN support 2- Support to the NGOs and Private Sector MDGs committees 3- Translation of UN MDGs action plan to Farsi and distribution among counterparts 4- Providing Technical Support to MoE for the effectiveness of Bam Model School Complex (UNESCO) 5- Workshop on Literacy New Definition and Applications (UNESCO)

1- Number of participants in workshops and study tours 4- BMSC Monitoring Report Published; 5- Guidelines on Literacy New Definition Published

1- Despite the full committeemen of UNCT to provide coordination support to the Maljlis MDGs Working Groups, these groups were not functioning due to the government decision to dissolve the working groups. 2- Due to the Government’s polices, the NGOs and Private Sector MDGs committees were not active during 2008. 3- The UN MDG action plan was not translated into Farsi due to the lack of funds. 4- MoE, SPAC and UNESCO joint evaluation mission undertaken in BMSC in April 2008. 6- Within the UNCT Food Security Theme Group and the FAO country programme, the following activities were undertaken: assistance was provided to the Shahid Beheshti University for establishing the Right to Food Chair; assistance was given to the Women Affairs Bureau of MOJA to formulate gender based interventions and plans; assistance was given to the Government in developing drought strategy, management and action plans.

$5,000.00 $15,000.00

       
UN support to capacity development strategies

       
UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 *

       
Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5

       
Other

       
Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration
Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc 1- Tehran University : Workshop on Project Definition and International Cooperation (UNESCO)

1- Guidelines published

1 - Training workshop organized for Tehran University in Feb 2008

$10,000.00

       
UN support to aid coordination/management

       
Other

       
UNDAF/Common Programming
Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * 1-To conduct a review of Iran's new development plan and the new Govt budget and plan for 2008, to be used for next cycle of UNDAF

1- One review

The CCA/UNDAF Advisors reviewed the Iran's new NDP and the Govt budget, shared it with UNCT many times. The result of review is being used by the UNDAF WG for the preparation of CCA.

$2,000.00

       
Preparation of CCA/UNDAF 1- The CCA and UNDAF for the new cycle will be prepared

1- Recruitment of a CCA/UNDAF Advisor for 6 months with possible extension. 2- Orientation workshop for new cycle including HRBA workshop (venue and DSA). 3- CCA Prioritization workshop. 4- UNDAF Prioritization Retreat 5- CCA and UNDAF document

1- One CCA/UNDAF Advisor was recruited part time for 6 months and was paid from UNFPA, UNICEF and UNDP. One advisor was hired full time and paid by RC budget for 6 months and then part time for 3 months. 2- UNDAF design workshop was conducted by UNSSC and DOCO for UN staff and government in May 2008. 3- CCA/UNDAF WG was established within UN agencies and analyzed the situation and produced an internal CCA document. The current UNDAF was extended by one year (2005-2010) 4- Due to the extension of current UNDAF by one year the UNDAF Prioritization Retreat for the next cycle will be carried out in 2009 5- A needs analysis was conducted in consultation with counterparts. CCA first plan has been produced and the final CCA will be ready by June 2009.

$37,000.00 $43,795.59 $10,000.00 $10,000.00

       
Implementation of UNDAF M&E Framework * Enhancement of the current M&E framework-preparation of an updated M&E part of the UNDAF

Update M&E framework to be prepared

A JPO has started working on UNDAF M&E since 15 Sept. 2008. This will be ready for the next UNDAF cycle (2011-2014)

       
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation 1- Organization of UNDAF Review meeting with Govt. 2- Finalization of UNDAF Review Report

1- UNDAF Review Event 2- UNDAF Review Report finalized

110 copies of the UNDAF MTR was sent to MFA for preparation of the UNDAF MTR event. The government did not allow UN to have this event.

$2,000.00 $447.00 $3,000.00

       
Other

       
Joint Programmes6
Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * joint porgramme on HIV/AIDS is endorsed by Country Team and National AIDS Programme;Recruit a national consult for the activities of possibly mainstreaming the Energy into the new cycle of CCA and UNDAF (UNIDO)

One joint proposal document will be prepared

A Joint programme of support for 2008-09 was developed though a retreat of the Joint UN Team on AIDS and in consultation with national partners and endorsed by UNCT and RC.

$8,000.00

       
M&E of Joint Programmes Joint Programme on AIDS is monitored with the help of all Agencies through a comprehensive M&E plan

A participatory review meeting for monitoring of the joint programme was held on 11 and 12 Feb 2009 with participation from national partners and Joint Team on AIDS

       
Other 1- Gender mainstreaming JP in UN programming through designing a JP on Gender among all agencies 2- Finalization of the Population movement initiative by UNHCR, WFP, UNESCO, UNICEF, IOM, UNDP(JP)

3.1- UNDP-UNISDR Joint programme to start a disaster risk reduction campaign 3.2- Holding a joint UNDP-UNISDR-UNIC training workshop on disaster risk reduction for representatives of Iranian Media 3.3- Holding a training workshop on HFA Online Monitor by UNISDR+UNDP 3.4- Holding a seminar on hospital safety for ECO region, (UNISDR+UNDP)5- Launching Hospital safety Campaign in ECO region, UNISDR+WHO

$3,000.00

       
HACT
Plan for the roll-out/implementation 7 of HACT in the country * 1- Finalization of macro assessment and implementation of HACT for Excom agencies 2-Establishment of Joint HACT Working Group with Govt. 3-Training UN Staff on HACT

1- Macro assessment 2- Joint Hact Working Group established 3- Number of UN staff trained

The interest in implementation of HACT has not yet been established among the Government counterparts who are continuing to request more information on usefulness as well as the legal basis for HACT.

$1,000.00

       
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT

       
Other

       
Gender Equality
UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.) 1-Synthesis of research on gender to identify salient gender issues for incorporation in the CCA and UNDAF. 2- Technical assistance on the introduction of the cultural lens method in programming and cultural sensitivity, to be linked to the next UNDAF 3- Alliance –building and evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue with Parliamentarians, policy makers and decision makers to address gender issues in the 5th National Development Plan 4- Strengthening institutional capacity of key Government and civil society organizations to address gender and women’s empowerment issues

1- UNFPA has commissioned an assessment of the Gender situation in Iran which will be used for preparation of CCA and UNDAF. 2- A training on gender and cultural sensitivity did not take place due to lack of fund. 3- UNDP created a gender e-library for gender related publications/reports/documents in Farsi and English language. This tool is being used for evidence-based advocacy. UN Gender TG had many meetings and events with key high level stakeholders and media to promote gender issues 4- A workshop on Gender in emergency was organized by UNOCHA and UNFPA for national counterparts, mostly from provinces, as part of the Gender TG work plan.

       
Capacity development for gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality Training UN staff on gender mainstreaming in various development and humanitarian interventions adopting gender lens

The UN Gender TG organized three two day gender sensitization workshops for national UN staff of all UN agencies. The training was conducted by an international gender consultant.

$1,000.00 $7,010.00 $8,000.00

       
Other Support to joint gender promotion activities of UN agencies in Iran and celebration of International Women’s Day

On the occasion of the international Women's Day UN agencies presented their activities on gender to various Government counterparts, the UN TG also held a meeting to discuss advocacy activities with the Iranian Journalists Association, in this regard the preparation of human interest stories of various UN agencies on gender was initiated and will be published in newspapers. On several occasions the UN GTG met with members of Parliament, and various representatives of Government, both in the MFA and in the Parliament. The Chair of the GTG met with Dr. Nazari, the D.G. of Women's Affairs and Human Rights of MFA and with representatives of disciplinary forces and of the women's police university, to discuss possible cooperation of UN agencies with them. UNDP continued the training of gender trainers.

$1,000.00

       
HIV/AIDS
Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * Joint UN Team on AIDS is actively supporting HIV Theme Group (UN Country Team) on technical aspects of AIDS and a joint Programme of Support is developed by inputs from agenceis, signed by the government and is being implemented

Joint Programme of Support is developed by agencies through participatory prioritization of country needs and UN mandate and comparative advantage - Implementation progress of each outcome (with separate indicator)

A Joint programme of support for 2008-09 was developed though a retreat of the Joint UN Team on AIDS and in consultation with national partners and endorsed by UNCT and RC.

$2,000.00

       
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * As part of the Joint Programme of Support, UN supports 3 ones for moving towards universal access to prevention, care, treatment and support through the following 3 outcomes; There is a Functioning Multisectoral Coordinatory body in the country which receives adequate support from the UN to continue its leadership of AIDS Response towards Universal Access and subnational level coordination is as well strengthened (by end 2008)

There are National and sub-national multisectorial medium-term and costed annual HIV frameworks and workplans for moving toward Universal Access (by end 2009)

As per Joint Programme of Support

One week training workshop for Iranian journalists on reporting HIV/AIDS was organized with IRIB and AIBD on Nov 2008. UNESCO-UNAIDS Education Kits for HIV/AIDS were distributed among Government counterparts and agencies.

$20,000.00

       
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace UN jointly implement

Trained staff; availability of comodities

UN Cares Team was established. The Team has members from all UN agencies in Iran. Team's work plan for 2008 was produced. The Team accomplished the followings: - Purchase of 24768 pcs. of “Male” Condoms and 1000 “Female” Condoms - Distribute and install 110 condom dispensers in all UN agencies in Iran - Design a webpage on UN-Iran website about UN Cares news & activities - Translate, layout and print pamphlet on UN Cares 10 minimum standards - Re-design and print Female Condom brochure - Conduct Learning Needs Assessment among staff and spouses in all UN agencies in Iran, to be used as baseline for learning activities - Procure Pelvic Organ Models for demonstration at training sessions - Inform UN staff on access to the global database on HIV - Display promotional posters in UN offices on UN Cares & 10 minimum standards - Update and share information with all staff on the list of VCCT (Voluntary Confidential Counseling and Testing) facilities and centers in Iran - Distribute information through mass e-mail and training sessions regarding PEP kits and list of custodians - Obtain and share the UNDSS list of First Aid Kit items with all UN agencies through their UN Cares Focal Points - Collect preliminary information on insurance policies on coverage of medical expenses related to HIV & AIDS - Conduct one learning/orientation session for UN Cares Focal Points On HIV/AIDS in the Workplace – Session included the following aspects: 1- Gender and culturally sensitive issues 2- UN’s zero tolerance towards HIV-related stigma & discrimination (S&D) 3- Information describing procedure for reporting cases of discrimination 4- Entitlements of staff and their eligible family members 5- General UN policies on coverage of medical costs 6- HIV prevention, care and treatment 7- PEP Kit / custodian system 8- Condom use demonstration

$6,490.00 $5,000.00

       
Other

       
Human Rights
Application of Human Right Based Approach 1-Support a specific event or activity with IHRC or an NGO active in Human rights promotion and advocacy, 2-organiz different sessions/roundtables on HR charter/ Children Rights/ Refugees Rights/ advocacy materials with IHRC and Human Rights Defenders 3-Network of human rights defenders strengthened throughout the country (UNDP) 4- Human rights research gaps identified, and based on this, research initiatives undertaken (UNDP) 5- Poor and vulnerable reached for the realization of their human rights (UNDP) 6- Cooperation further enhanced among national human rights players 7- Formulation of the Ph.D. human rights degree programme initiated (UNDP) 8- International human rights exposure and linkages further enhanced (UNDP)

1- Number of events held 2- Number of sessions organized 3- Number of training activities for the network of human rights defenders throughout the country and their cross-linkages 4- Identification of human rights research gaps completed and research undertaking started 5- The established Legal Aid Clinics further provide their free services to the poor and vulnerable 6- National human rights cooperation steering mechanism further enhanced 7- The working group consultations for the formulation of the human rights Ph.D. degree programme started 8- Cooperation linkages established with partners such as OHCHR. International Bar Association, and International Federation of Journalists

1- Several events organized by IHRC and other human rights partners of UNDP throughout the country on human rights promotion and advocacy. 2- Events on children's rights and refugees' rights were organized and material published. 3- Advocacy and capacity building activities were undertaken with networks of human rights defenders in various parts of the country. 4- The study on the identification of the research gaps is in the final stage of its completion. 5- The poor and vulnerable groups are reached through the establishment of free and quality legal aid clinics at the three partner universities (at least 3000 individuals). 6- Cooperation enhanced among national HR players 7- The draft of the curriculum for the Ph.D. degree programme in human rights has been prepared. 8- International human rights linkages with universities abroad and professional associations such as the International Bar Association established.

$500,000.00 $270,000.00

       
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems 1- Support HR TG in coordination of its activities and organizations of its periodical meetings 2-Translation of a selected HR (general, children, women, refugees) reports to English and Farsi 3-Support to joint Human Rights initiatives of agencies

1- Support was given to HR TG for its meetings. 2- HR documents on children and refugees were prepared in Persian. 4- 5000 copies of the Persian version of Human Rights poster entitled "Right to Think" were printed. 5-The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Day 2008 was held on 9 Nov. 2008. Another event on human rights was held in Shahid Beheshti University on 14 Dec. 2008 and Tehran University on 15 December 2008. UNESCO supported an Iranian initiative to create a Carpet of Peace and Friendship in conjunction of observing the Anniversary. UNESCO Chair on human rights at Shahid Beheshti University organized an event at the University for the Anniversary, with the participation of 500 researchers and students.

$4,003.60 $5,000.00 $10,000.00

       
Other

       
Coordination of Humanitarian/Natural Disaster Operations
Coordination of humanitarian operations Linking the UN DMP to government national plan to the extent possible planning for disasters, and refugee influx (UNOCHA)

Linking the UN DMP to government national plan to the extent possible planning for disasters, and refugee influx is under process

       
Preparation of crisis prevention/natural disaster operations/plans 1- Review of national disaster mgmt plan and provide technical feedback. 2-Strengthening link with global TS warning systems and establishing links with national earthquake warning system. (UNOCHA)

1- Feedbacks provided on the creation of Iran Natural Disaster Management Organization by the Ministry of Interior. (replacing the National Disaster Task Forces) 2- links with TS warnings and with IIEES earthquake warning have been established

       
Contingency Plan initiatives 1- Revision of Tehran contingency plan (DMP for Tehran), Joint mock drill. 2-Complete ‘Iran Hazard Profile’ 3- Inclusion of IHL and HA in university curriculums.(UNOCHA)

1- First revised draft Tehran contingency plan is prepared which would undergo a final review, 2-Completing Iran Hazard Profile has been postponed due to the lack of fund. 3- In addition to the University of Tehran which has already agreed to include IHL and HA in their university curriculums for law students, preliminary talks with other universities are undergoing.

$10,000.00 $7,500.00

       
Other

1- Earthquake Simulation Exercise was done for all UN agencies with the support of UNICEF 2.1- A joint UNDP-UNISDR-UNIC training workshop was held on disaster risk reduction for representatives of Iranian Media 2.2- A training workshop on HFA Online Monitor was held by UNISDR+UNDP 2.3- A seminar on hospital safety for ECO region was held (UNISDR+UNDP) 2.4- Launching Hospital safety Campaign in ECO region, UNISDR+WHO 2.5- 3rd ECO International Conference on Disaster Risk Management, UNISDR 2.6- Workshop on GAR report for ECO countries, UNISDR

       
Security
Security Management Team

Security Management Team meetings were held once a month.

       
UNCT Security Plan

1- Security situation was closely monitored. Adequate actions were taken in response to numerous demonstrations for Gaza, some of them violent. 2- Adjustments were made in security phases and travel restrictions, as necessary. 3- Advice was provided to agencies and UN House TF on MOSS and MORS compliance. 4- Trainings were conducted for the SMT, wardens, security focal points, UN spouses and new staff. 5- Stress management counselor was available to individual staff on a demand basis 6- Advice on stress management was provided to the SMT and to agencies

       
Other

       
Common Services and Premises
Planned initiatives to increase cost-effectiveness of UN operations, incl. common administrative services and common arrangements in support of programme delivery (including Joint Office initiative) 1- Common Internet Service Provider (ISP) for all UN Agencies 2- Revision of the rates for translation/interpretation services 3-Revision of the salary scales for ancillary employees, non-UN staff and Consultants 4- Update of DSA rates payable to non-UN travelers to various locations in Iran

1- Common Internet Service Provider for all UN agencies was postponed to moving to UN House in future. 2- The rates for translation/ interpretation services was revised (OMT). 3- Salary scales for ancillary employees, non-UN staff was revised (OMT). 4- Revision of DSA rates for UN and non-UN staff is under process (OMT). 5- The salary survey for Service Contract and SSA Contract holders an consultants was done to have a common scale to be used by all UN agencies (OMT). 6- An early Comprehensive Local Salary Survey was conducted.

$6,797.04 $500.00

       
Planned initiatives on common premises 1- Find a common premises for UNICEF and all UN agencies in current common premises 2- Hire an architect - consultant to redesign the new building based on each UN agency's needs.

1- A task force was formed from all agencies interested to move to UN House. Comprehensive search was done to locate a UN House within Tehran to meet the new security criteria. Such a building was not found. The TF then focused on the construction of the UN House. 2- A consulting firm was hired for the cost estimate and space required based on the needs of different UN agencies. The TF is now looking for a suitable land. 3- UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNODC, UNOCHA, UNDSS, UNIC, UNISDR, UNIDO, UNAIDS, UNAMA, WFP AND WORLD BANK have formally confirmed their interest to move to UN House.

$4,000.00 $1,500.00

       
Other

       
Other (specify)
Other (specify)

       
Result Area 2: UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications
Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan 1- Commemorating Int’l Women’s Day – panel discussion or another appropriate forum/method/Also commemorating Iranian Women’s Day which is the Birth Day of Hazrat Fatemeh(GTG,UNCG), 2- Commemorating Int’l Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance to Mine Action-Joint press conference with government or workshop/discussion at UN Conference room(UNDP,UNIC,UNCG), 3- One day media training workshop on human rights/ Universal Declaration of Human Rights in cooperation with the Islamic Human Rights Commission and Iranian Association of Journalists on the occasion of 60th Anniversary of UDHR (HR TG,UNCT,UNIC), 4-Joint participation in the Tehran International Book Fair (all agencies), 5-Commemorating UN Day -- joint UN press conference, reception, jointly with MFA or a cultural programme (UNCT) 6-Organize a UN-Energy Dialogue and a S-S Cooperation Forum (UNIDO)

Number of international days celebrated

1- International day of sanitation roundtable discussion on 1 June 2008, 2-The international Day of Peace painting competition for children was held on 9 Oct. 3-Conference to mark 60th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping Operations was held on16 June. The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Day 2008 was held on 9 Nov. 2008. Another event on human rights was held in Shahid Beheshti University on 14 Dec. 2008 and Tehran University on 15 December 2008. UNESCO supported an Iranian initiative to create a Carpet of Peace and Friendship in conjunction of observing the Anniversary. UNESCO Chair on human rights at Shahid Beheshti University organized an event at the University for the Anniversary, with the participation of 500 researchers and students. 4- All UN agencies participated in the 21 Tehran International Book Fair(1-10 May) 5- UN Day was commemorated by a joint heads of UN agencies press conference on 22 October and a cultural event i.e. lecture by Dr. Elahi Qomshei on Human Rights in Persian Poetry and Literature on 9 November, UN Day was commemorated by joint UN press conference, culture programme. World refugees day was celebrated, 9-UNHCR and WFP participated in two major charity bazaars in Tehran organized by NGOs, 10-The international year of potato was celebrated as part of a food charity bazaar for refugees children suffering from cancer with MAHAK . 11- A training workshop on Project Definition and International Cooperation was organized for Tehran University by UNESCO. World Science Day celebrations were organized with support of UNESCO. World Heritage was promoted by UNESCO through a Farsi lexicon of the terminology of the Convention. Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report 2008 and Mid-decade Report were translated and published in Farsi by UNESCO 12-UNAMA's activities concerning the marking of the 2008 International Peace Day in South Tehran (Khavaran Cultural Center, 19-24 October 2008; co-organized with UNIC) and North Tehran (Melal Cultural Center Qeytarieh, 26 October 2008). A public screening of an excerpt of “The Day After Peace” film, and two full screenings of this film for UN staff, peace Day badges, caps and mugs were distributed among the visitors of these events. 13- The UN agencies collaborated and availed the specific events like World Food Day to sensitize and create awareness on issues like impact of climate change on food insecurity and vulnerability; importance of food security in the fragile eco-systems etc.

$3,000.00 $2,000.00 $15,000.00

       
Other 1- Support to advocacy activities of UN agencies for promotion of one UN concept or general Themes of UN work in Iran and MDGs. 2-MDG poster exhibition/conference in provinces (MDG TG,UNCT,UNIC), 3-Printing 5000 copies the Persian version of Human Rights poster entitled “Right to Think” (HR TG, UNCG)

Number of workshops, meetings, publications, advocacy items

1- One day MDG workshop was held for teachers, One day workshop was held to discuss the 2008 MDG Gap report. The 2008 MDG Global Report was translated to Persian and placed on different website to be used by public and 1000 copies are being published 2- MDG poster exhibition in provinces did not take place due to the lack of fund. 3- 2000 MDG pens and 3000 MDG bags were produced for MDG advocacy. 4- 4000 copies of UN System in Iran booklet were printed in English and Persian. 5- MDG TG organized a half day workshop for Members of Parliament and UNCT to introduce MDGs and UN activities in Iran. 6-EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008 translated and published in Farsi. 7- Iran EFA Mid Decade Assessment Report produced and published.

$4,200.00 $8,000.00 $8,564.00 $10,000.00

       
Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy
Development/implementation of RM strategy Donors meetings for TGs/ donors meetings for introduction of new projects

RC and UNCT had two meetings with EU ambassadors to brief them about UN activities and projects in Iran. UNODC had two debriefing donor meetings.

       
Other Organizing 2 donors visits to selected UN projects/ activities in Iran

Number of participants to visit projects

UNHCR organized four diplomatic and donors missions to different parts of Iran to visit the refugee camps. The German gvot already earmarked 1 million Euros for Iran operation in 2009 as result for these missions, others are in process of making decisions.

       
Result Area 3: Non-Resident UN Agencies
Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes
Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming Involvement of OHCHR, UNIFEM, ILO, UNEP, UNHABITAT, IAEA, others in preparation of next CCA/UNDAF

1- All NRAs were invited to attend the UNDAF Design Workshop, some showed interest, UNDEP attended the workshop on May 2008. All NRA were regularly updated about the CCA/UNDAF process and provided to provide inputs. All NRAs will be invited to participate in formulation of UNDAF in 2009. 2- Information and fact finding services was provided to assist follow-up on number of human rights complaints and petitions, leading to various actions by OHCHR. At the request of OHCHR, information was provided for the SG report to General Assembly on Human Rights situation in Iran

       
Other

       
Result Area 4: Coordination Capacity of the UNCT
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity
RCO Staffing 1- UN Coordination Associate 2- UN Coordination Assistant 3- CCA/UNDAF Advisor for extended time (more than 6 months)

1- UN Coordination Associate remained in her position in 2008. 2- UN Coordination Assistant started working with the RC office from 15 April to 31 Dec. 2008. 3- CCA/UNDAF Advisor started his work from 1 April 2008.

$36,000.00 $35,070.64 $10,000.00 $9,000.00 $18,000.00 $522.00

       
Materials/Equipment General support to RC Office

UNCT meetings, general office cost, Driver's overtime, Afghan SRSG's visit, office equipment.

$3,461.00 $6,203.08 $2,539.00

       
Training of UN staff 1-RC officers sub-regional meeting 2-RC Office staff Training

1- UN Coordination Associate attended the Coordination Officers sub-regional meeting in Istanbul (3-5 Sept. 2008). 2- RC office staff had training on Gender basic concepts, Ethics, UNDAF design, HIV/AIDS and security. 3- The UN website was changed to be more dynamic, more features were added, the webhosting has changed.

$1,500.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $5,250.00

       
Other UNCT retreat

UNCT Retreat took place on 7 and 8 Dec. 2008 in Yazd with the participation of most UN agencies.

$2,000.00 $4,800.00

       

TOTAL $81,961.00 $102,516.95 $58,000.00 $47,653.00 $618,000.00 $301,022.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00



   Joint Programmes


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   Coordination Procedures and Practices


         *** no practices or procedures reported ***






   2009 Workplan

2009 Workplan
KEY RESULTS AREA Expected Outputs Perf. Indicators Actual Outputs at Year End Funds required/spent at Year End Additional support needed from HQ or Regional Director's Team Target Date
SRC UNCCF UN Agencies Other
Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Req Spt Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Coordination for Results (WORKPLAN09)
UNCT Contribution to the National Development Plan/Poverty Reduction Strategy/MD and MDGs plan UN support to formulation/implementation of relevant national strategies or plans e.g. JAS/NDP/PRSP

UN plan to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, including scaling up MDG initiatives * 1- Providing coordination support to the establishment of MDGs Working Group within the parliament and follow up to their decisions that need UN support 2- Translation of UN MDGs action plan to Farsi and distribution among counterparts 3- Assist the government in reporting progress toward MDGs 4- Organize advocacy workshops about MDGs for line ministries, parliament, specific groups (e.g. journalists, teachers, etc) 5- Conduct MDGs poster exhibition/conference Qom/Mofid University (MDG TG, UNCG) 6- Finalize and screen MDG Film (UNDP, UNIC)

Number of workshops, meetings, publications, promotional advocacy items, media interviews

$0.00 $1,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UN support to capacity development strategies

UN assistance to national authorities for the preparation of the national report on the implementation of the Brussels Programme of Action of LDCs 4 *

Formulation/implementation of a transition plan or strategy 5 1. Iran Education Support Strategy document (UNESS) finalized and adapted by MoE, SPAC and Iranina NatCom for UNESCO. 2. Iranian Education Planners at National and Provincial levels (MoE, SPAC) trained by UNESCO and IIEP on Education Planning and budgeting

1- Number of Iranian Institutions included in the UNESS document; 2- Number of Planners and experts trained on education planning and strategy

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other

Aid Coordination / Management / Paris Declaration Planned efforts to making use of national systems in the areas such as programme/project reporting, PRS/sectoral monitoring and evaluation systems, annual PRS/sectoral performance reviews, national procurement systems, etc Organizing visits to refugee areas and camps for members of parliament and NGOs (UNHCR)

Number of visits

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UN support to aid coordination/management

Other

UNDAF/Common Programming Efforts to align UN programme cycle with national development cycle * The 5th National Development Plan will be from 2010-2014, Iran current UNDAF has been extended by one year (2005-2010). Align the new UNDAF for 2011-2014 to be the same as the national plan.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Preparation of CCA/UNDAF 1- The CCA and UNDAF for the new cycle will be prepared 2- Government consultation 3- Publishing of a pamphlet focusing on UNDAF and M&E to be used as an advocacy tool to increase understanding of the basic concepts and lessons learnt from the One UN/UNDAF process. Target group: governmental and civil society partners.

1- Recruitment of a CCA/UNDAF Advisor for 2009 and short term consultants 2- CCA workshop 3- UNDAF Prioritization Retreat 4- UNDAF document

$30,059.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Implementation of UNDAF M&E framework * 1- M&E workshop for government counterparts: UN staff as trainers 2- Two days M&E planning and data collection workshop for UN staff involved in the UNDAF process to help with the design of the UNDAF M&E Plan: UNICEF M&E Regional adviser to act as trainer (possibility of inviting technically oriented government partners) 3- M&E Dev info training for UN staff and technically oriented governmental partners: Devinfo team to hold training 4- Two workshops focusing on M&E capacity building in specific areas through the UNDAF theme groups including government participants.

1- Increased capacity and engagement of government counterparts in the design of an M&E system for the UNDAF 2- Joint design of a realistic M&E system and Programme Cycle Calendar for the UNDAF 3- Improved management of M&E data through the institutionalization of Devinfo (all 3 will be done by RC office, UNICEF and UNFPA)

$2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UNDAF Annual Review/ UNDAF Evaluation 1- Finalize discussion with government about the UNDAF MTR 2- Conduct a one day annual review workshop of the current UNDAF incl. UN staff and counterparts

1- UNDAF MTR finalized. 2-UNDAF annual review conducted

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other

Progress towards UNDAF outcomes (drawing from your UNDAF Annual Review) 1- Participation Iranian universities and research institutions to the International Award (UNDP, UNESCO) 2- UNESCO chair on “University-Industry Cooperation in the Process of Sustainable Development” established, within UNITWIN framework 3- A special chapter will be included in UNESCO World Science Report 2010 on the situation of Science & Technology in Iran since World Summit on Science in 2000 (UNESCO) 4- Enhance higher education system that delivers high quality education for all (UNESCO) 5- High level consultations on establishing a regional center for S/T parks development in Iran under the auspices of UNESCO 6- Improve general access to best practices and sustainable technologies through involvement of small and medium enterprises (UNIDO) 7- Best practices on IPM (Integrated Pest Mngmt), Crop Production System Mngmt, Nutrition & Consumer Protection, and Rural Infrastructure & Agro-industry, to be shared with the relevant government/non-government entities (FAO) 8- Strengthen national research and planning capabilities in the Agriculture sector (FSO) 9- Right to Food Chair in the University of Shahid Beheshti fully functional. Best practices, technical and scientific papers/articles presented 10- Advocacy through provincial workshops 11- Media Campaign 12- Expanded Governmental partnership 13- SMEs Cluster Development Programme for Islamic Republic of Iran 14- Exploring a Potential Coperation with ECO (TG3) 15- Establishment of FIVIMS unit in APERI 16- A network of institutes producing and using Food Security, Nutrition, Vulnerability, Poverty information established.- Food Insecurity and Vulnerability mapped and mechanism for its periodic updating established. relevant information regarding food safety will be presented in Food Safety Information Center (FAO) 17- Yearly statistical information produced.- FIVIMS website established. (FAO) 18- Specific Food Security related policies in Agriculture and Nutrition and Health Sectors (FAO) 19- National Strategy & Action Plan on Drought Preparedness, Management and Mitigation in the Agriculture Sector. - Policy & Action Plan adjustments on food security. (FAO) 20- Enhanced capacity for food composition tables.- Spatial distribution of regional food insecurity, poverty and malnutrition identified within the country. - Proposed coping strategies and action plans (FAO) 21-FAO Country STAT installed (FAO) 22-Improved capacity of national broadcasting agency IRIB for communication related to disaster management and prevention (UNESCO) 23- Capacity improvement for transparency and accountability in investigative journalism (UNESCO) 24- Advocacy for best entrepreneurs through national festivals (UNESCO) 25- Show casing effects of climate change on water resources, agriculture, livelihoods, urban areas, etc in two pilot sites in Mashhad and Taleghan (UNESCO) 26- Linkage improved between Iranian authorities concerned with water and other authorities in the region with joint projects concepturalized and developed (UNESCO); 27- EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009 (420 pages) translated into Farsi (UNESCO) and distributed; 28- EFA Global Action Week 2009 organized and celebrated (UNESCO); 29- Arts in Education promoted as part of quality education for all by organization of Children Classical Music Concert and the establishment of Arts Creative Training Centers in Tehran (UNESCO); 30- Basic elements on journalism and reporting introduced in primary and secondary schools (UNESCO); 31- Iran UNESS (Educational Support Strategy) developed. (UNESCO)

Number of events and workshops held. Number of universities and research institutions participated in Internations awards. Number of experts familiarized. Number of best practices shared with different organizations. 10- Number of participants in the workshops 11- Number of Press Conferences, Number of Websites’ Visitors 12-Number of Ministries or Counterparts, 13- Number of clusters being developed, Number of SMEs involved in each cluster 14- Number of Countries in the region involved, Number of trainers trained in SMQT 27- Number of participants in launch ceremony and number of copies distributed (UNESCO); 28- Number of posters primntes and schools visited (UNESCO); 29- Concert organized, number of persons attending the concert; number of centers established (UNESCO); 30- number of schools and children participated into the pilot project; number of schools linked to Associated School Programme (ASPnet);(UNESCO)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Joint Programmes6 Preparation/ implementation of new Joint Programmes * Areas of complementarily and joint programming identified and reflected in agencies projects and UNDAF: 1- Conduct regular bilateral and multi-lateral consultations among UN agencies to identify areas for complementarily and joint programming among on-going activities and in UNDAF (2011-2014) 2-Organize briefings on the progress of joint programmes and presentations of joint projects to donors 3-Launch joint initiatives/activities of UN agencies 4- The UN Joint Programme of Support is developed through consultation with national partners and with consideration of the third National Strategic Framework for AIDS response to support national move toward universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. 5- Approval and implementation of "UNDP - ISDR Joint Proposal for Institutional Capacity Building and Advocating DRR in Iran" (Joint Project for TG 4 Practice Areas) 6- Joint Programme (Expanded Governmental partnership) (TG3 Working Group)

Number of areas of joint programming 5- Training and Resource Unit of NDMO strengthened, - XX NDMO staff trained in DRR,DRR Mainstreaming and Community Based DRM, NDMO website refurbished- Iran National Platform for DRR Constitution, Operation Guidelines and Website developed, - Farsi DRR Terminology Reference Book Produced, - Intl DRR Day 2009 celebrated and IEC materials produced 6-Number of Ministries or Counterparts

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
M&E of Joint Programmes Joint Programme on different area is monitored with the help of all Agencies and UNDAF M&E JPO through a comprehensive M&E plan

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other

HACT Plan for the roll-out/implementation 7 of HACT in the country * Continue negotiation with government to agree on introduction of HACT. If agreed the following activities will expedite: 1-Finalization of macro assessment and implementation of HACT for Excom agencies 2-Establishment of Joint HACT Working Group with Govt. 3-Training UN Staff on HACT

1- Macro assessment 2- Joint Hact Working Group established 3- Number of UN staff trained

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Strengthening national systems/capacities through HACT

Other

Gender Equality UN support to incorporation of gender equality in national planning processes (such as National Development Strategies; PRSPs; SWAPs; Joint Assistance Strategies, etc.) 1- Synthesis of research on gender to identify salient gender issues and provide technical guidance and support to UNDAF working groups to ensure mainstreaming of gender in CCA/UNDAF and 5th NDP (UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP) 2- Alliance building and evidence – based advocacy and policy dialogue with Parliamentarians, religious leaders and decision makers to address gender issues as reflected in 5th NPD (All UN Agencies) 3- Conduct a situation analysis on gender which includes: 3a- Mapping of gender plans, policies and programmes 3b- Identification of allies and opponents: • Completion of a list of stakeholders in the area of gender (Govt, new Parliament, NGOs, Academia, religious groups and the media) • Conducting stakeholder analysis (decision makers, partners, adversaries, influence, etc.) 4- Preparing an action plan on how to approach each group 5- Carrying out advocacy activities on gender issues (roundtables, seminars utilizing available materials) 6-Train allies from Govt., civil society and Parliament on gender concepts and issues as well as gender mainstreaming in programming

1- CCA/UNDAF and 5th NDP include the identified gender issues 2- Number of allies - Perception of stakeholders of gender issues 3,4,5,6- Number of trained staff of Govt and civil society

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Capacity development for Gender theme groups to support UNCT to respond to national priorities for gender equality. 1- Knowledge and skills in gender mainstreaming of gender theme group members and UN programme and operational staff be strengthened. 1a- Organize training on gender mainstreaming in development and humanitarian interventions for UN programme and appointed staff 1b- Conduct field visits to projects-sites on gender 1c- Invite teachers/researchers from academic institutes in forum to share knowledge and experience with GTG (All UN Agencies) 2- Organize staff training for selected members of GTG in appropriate institute in Europe (UNFPA)

1- Number of UN programme and appointed staff trained 2- Number of GTG members trained above

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other Support to gender promotion activities of UN agencies through Gender Theme Group: 1- Celebration of international Women’s day and Iran’s Women’s Day (Gender TG, UNCG) 2- Observance of international day of civil society, for instance commemoration of elimination of violence against women, refugees day, girl’s day, poverty day, HIV/AIDS day… (Gender TG, UNCG) 3- Publicizing the activities of the UN in the print and electronic media (e.g. stories from UN projects on gender issues) (Gender TG)

Number of news items covering Women’s Days and UN gender activities in print and electronic media

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
HIV/AIDS Establishment of Joint UN Team on AIDS and implementation of joint programme of support on AIDS * The UN Joint Programme of Support is developed through consultation with national partners and with consideration of the third National Strategic Framework for AIDS response to support national move toward universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

A Joint Programme endorsed by all the TG members, and the National AIDS Coordination Authority

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UN support to the national response to AIDS through strengthening the Three Ones * 1- UN Joint Programme of Support envisaged national priorities as seen in the National Strategic Framework. 2- An M&E guideline, including Indicators and tools, for the Joint Programme of Support which is in-line with the national M&E framework

As per Joint Programme of Support

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
HIV/AIDS in the Workplace * 1-All personnel and their dependants in all locations have access to information about UN system policy, programmes, personnel rights, entitlements and benefits, and their own responsibilities regarding HIV and AIDS in the UN workplace and their associations are consulted about these measures. 2-All personnel and their dependents in all locations have sufficient and appropriate knowledge to make informed decisions to protect themselves from HIV and, those infected or affected by HIV, know where in their duty stations to access good quality care, medical treatment, and support services. 3-Measures are in place to combat stigma and discrimination, and to increase gender awareness, including learning activities for personnel and their families in all locations. 4-All personnel and their families have access to male and female condoms. When high-quality condoms are not reliably and consistently available from the private sector, access should be simple and discreet at the UN Workplace, either free or at low cost. 5-All personnel and their families should have access to Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT). 6-All staff and recognized dependents, regardless of contract status or agency, have access to insurance coverage, allowing them to access the necessary services required for HIV prevention, treatment, and care. 7-All UN system personnel with access to personal information about personnel maintain confidentiality in the management of personal information (such as HIV status or any other medical condition), including processing of a) all health insurance claims, b) agreements on accommodation in working arrangements, and any other circumstances in which personnel choose to disclose their status. 8-All personnel have access to first aid assistance using universal precautions in UN system workplaces. 9-All personnel and their family members have access within 72 hours to HIV emergency Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)7 starter kits and related medical care, counseling, and follow-up treatment in case of potential exposure to HIV because of sexual assault, or occupational accident. 10-All managers assume leadership on the implementation of UN Cares , in consultation with staff representatives or associations. 11- Organized multi-sectoral National Consultations on Drugs & HIV/AIDS Prevention education and physical education and sports in schools with the presence of UNESCO experts and facilitators (UNESCO)

Number and % of personnel aware of the United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy, the booklet ‘Living in a World with HIV and AIDS,’ the related website, and the UN Cares programme and their own related responsibilities, attended an orientation session, read, aware of how to access the global database with information on HIV-related prevention, treatment, care, and support services in all UN duty stations, where and how to access service providers, attended at least one annual activity to address the elimination of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in all UN system workplaces. Number of trainings held. Number and % of UN system managers leveraging financial and human resources in a sustainable way for the implementation of UN Cares.11- Number of institutions particiapted in the consultations; framework of cooperation for drugs & HIV/AIDS prevention education in schools produced

$0.00 $2,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other

Human Rights Application of Human Right Based Approach 1- Providing support to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups), including missions fact finding and responding to other request from OHCHR (All UN Agencies/HR TG) 2- Holding meetings with the donors(All UN Agencies/HR TG) 3- Holding meetings with national counterparts i.e. government, civil society (All UN Agencies/HR TG) 4- Providing support to the International Conference on Human Rights and Religion at Mofid University in Qom (UNDP, UNICEF) 5- Strengthening students’ human rights hubs at the universities(UNDP) 6- Strengthening network of human rights defenders throughout the country (UNDP) 7- Providing free and quality legal advisory services by legal aid clinics for the vulnerable, particularly for the women and children victims of violence (UNDP) 8- Providing support to the annual national gathering of the civil society organizations(UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNIC, UNICEF, UNODC, other agencies) 9-Providing international expert advisory support (UNDP, UNODC, other agencies) 10- Supporting International institutional linkages with anti-corruption agencies (UNDP, UNODC, other agencies) 11- Establishment of a fully functional Right to Food Chair in the Shaheed Behesht University (FAO) 12. Human rights research and advocacy improved through UNESCO Chair on human rights, demoncracy and development at Shaheed Beheshti University 13- A rug collectively made for World Peace and Friendship completed and conveyed to UN (UNESCO)

1- Number of OHCHR missions supported; reports provided to OHCHR 2-Number of meetings held and the type of information shared 3- Number of meetings held and the type of information shared 4- The conference is held successfully 5- Human rights events organized by students’ human rights hubs 6- Number of human rights defenders undergoing capacity building and networking training 7-Number of people accessing the legal aid clinics 8- The national gathering held 9- Experts visit Iran 10- Linkages established 13- Number of national and international personnalities contributed to the rug (UNESCO)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Strengthening the capacity of UNCTs to support national human rights protection systems 1- Support HR TG in coordination of its activities and organizations of its periodical meetings 2- Providing support to the activities undertaken by national counterparts on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day (All UN Agencies/ HR TG) 3- Translation of a selected HR (general, children, women, refugees) reports to English and Farsi 4-Support to joint Human Rights initiatives of agencies

1 and 2- Numbers of capacity building activities implemented 3- Number of reports translated

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other Promotion of refugees rights in Iran, through advocacy and other relevant activities, special workshops for media, government officials, MPs and others key figures of the society. (UNHCR)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Common Services and Premises Planned initiatives to increase cost-effectiveness of UN operations, incl. common administrative services and common arrangements in support of programme delivery (including Joint Office initiative) 1- Update of DSA rates payable to UN and non-UN travelers to various locations in Iran (OMT) 2- Monitoring of salary scales and initiation for salary surveys as needed (OMT) 3- Establishment of common list of approved supliers and ICT service providers (OMT)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Planned initiatives on common premises 1- Negotiate acquisition of land with government for the construction of UN House for UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNIC, UNIDO, WFP, UNAMA, UNDSS, UNOCHA, UNAIDS, UNISDR, UNODC, UNHCR and World Bank 2- Complete needs assessment and planning exercises 3- Develop financing plan and initiates building project

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify)

Other (specify) Other (specify)

Coordination of Emergency Preparedness and Relief (WORKPLAN09)
Preparedness Coordination of emergency preparedness efforts of UNCT members and relevant humanitarian actors 1- Internal SOPs for emergency response maintained 2- Updating Disaster Response Plans 3- Preparation of fact sheets and briefing materials on disaster preparedness and emergencies for UN Iran staff (All UN Agencies/ UNDMT) 4- Follow up on the Earthquake Simulation Exercise done on 2008

1- Improvement in response to time newly breaking emergencies 2a- revise the 2005 UNDMP, 2b- finalize Tehran Disaster Response Plan 3- Number of briefing materials issued

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Relief Coordination of humanitarian operations 1- Understanding of the cluster approach by humanitarian partners and government counterparts improved, 2-cluster/ sector coordinators appointed for each area of response within the country, each with a ToR based on IASC generic ToR for sector/ cluster leads 3-Predictable and standardized support provide to UN and national counterparts in the region for humanitarian coordination, services and emergency response 4-An Emergency Operation Center developed and tested within UN system for enhanced inter-agency humanitarian response coordination (UNOCHA, Humanitarian Community, UNDSS, UN Agencies)

1-Number of joint workshop with humanitarian partners and government counterparts on the cluster approach 2- % of sectors using agreed upon ToRs for sector/cluster leads 3-Number of trainings on humanitarian reform and contingency planning W/S 4-Number of EOC established

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Establishment of Humanitarian Country Team UNDMT to develop and agree on system-wide humanitarian policies; allocate humanitarian responsibilities among agencies; develop and agree on a common ethical framework for humanitarian activities; advocate common humanitarian principles to parties outside the HCT and identify and address gaps in mandates or lack of operational capacities for response.

Number of meeting held

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Development of a response plan 1- Revision of Tehran contingency plan (DMP for Tehran), Joint mock drill. 2-Complete ‘Iran Hazard Profile’ (UNOCHA)

1- Number of copies distributed among UN agencies and humanitarian community , 2- Number of copies published

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify)

Advocy 1- Promoting IHL and HA through workshops, seminars and conferences; 2-Preparation of fact sheets and briefing materials on disaster preparedness and emergencies for UN Iran staff

1-Number of workshops and/or conferences/ seminars held, 2-number of briefing materials issued

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Resource mobilization 1- Coordinating CERF Launch (in case it is required); 2-Facilitationg Appeal launch; 3- Coordinating UNDAC dispatch

1-; 2-; 3-1 time gap for response to newly breaking emergencies

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
UN Advocacy and Resource Mobilization (WORKPLAN09)
Joint UNCT Advocacy and Communications Development/implementation of the UNCT communications/advocacy strategy & plan 1- Launch of the State of World Children’s Report (UNICEF, MOH, UNCG), Translation and printing of the UNESCO World Report:Towards Knowledge Societies 2- Commemorating World Health Day and Health Week (WHO, UNCG), UN Day -- joint UN press conference, reception, or a cultural programme (UNIC, UNCT), 20th Anniversary of Convention on the Right of Children (UNICEF) International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women (UNIC, GTG), International Mountain Day (FAO, UNDP, UNIC) International Day of Migrants (IOM, UNHCR, UNFAP), World No Tobacco Day (WHO), World Environment Day with Tehran Municipality’s Environment Department (UNDP, UNIC), World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought – organizing the event jointly with the government (FAO, UNDP, UNCG), World Refugee Day (UNHCR, UNCG), Int’l Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (UNODC), 3- Observing World Population Day and state of World Population Report (UNFPA, UNCG), Children’s Day(UNICEF), International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction(OCHA, ISDR, UNDP), World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO), Media Network Events Organized for Public Education, Awareness and Advocacy (TG SD,DM and EE UN Agencies), World Food Day/Tele Food(FAO,WFP), Int’l Day of Eradication Poverty and Stand Up and Speak Out campaign(UNDP,UNCT,UNIC), 4- Briefing sessions on UN for teachers, high and middle school students(UNIC, UNICEF, WFP) 5- Joint participation in the Tehran International Book Fair (All UN Agencies) 6- Briefing sessions on UN system’s activities and services for selected NGO members (UNCG) 7-Support World AIDS Day’s media activities of HIV/AIDS TG and Technical Group (UN JOINT TEAM ON AIDS,UNCG)

Number of international days celebrated, Number of Media Network events organized, Number of articles, reports and documentaries produced, Number of media professionals trained in DRR/DM reporting & coverage)

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify) 1- Support to advocacy activities of UN agencies for promotion of One UN concept or general Themes of UN Work in Iran and MDGs 2- Media interviews with UN officials on Development, MDGs UN Reform, Human Rights Council and Peace building and Peacekeeping (UNCG) 3-Reprinting UN System in Iran booklet (UNCG) 4- Convening a series training workshops targeted at Newspaper/ TV/ Radio Reporters to educate participants on environmental issues and to raise environmental awareness (UNDP, UNIC, DoE, FRWO)

Number of workshops, meetings, publications, media interviews, 4- Five training workshops convened; 150 reporters trained.

$0.00 $1,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Joint UNCT Resource Mobilization Strategy Development/implementation of RM strategy 1- Donors meetings for TGs/ donors meetings for introduction of new projects 2- Developing proposals for global trust funds

Number of meetings

$0.00 $382.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify) Organizing at least 2 donors visits to selected UN projects/ activities in Iran

Number of participants to visit projects

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Security Management (WORKPLAN09)
Security Duty station specific security risk assessment (SRA) for all locations in the country where UN staff are present

Implementation of mitigating measures as identified in SRA

Other Regular reviews of existing MOSS based on country security risk assessment.

Agencies and programmes' heads compliance with MOSS requirements.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Up to date security plan Annual updates of the security plan based on the current security situation and in consultation with the SMT.

All possible contingency plans are listed and rehearsed.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Security Management Team 1-Regular meetings of the SMT, once a month in security phase 1. 2-Support of the DO in the discharge of his mandate related to security of all staff.

1-Minutes of the SMT are regularly submitted to the DSS NY HQ. 2-DO/SMT decisions are timely implemented.

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Implementation of security training for staff

Non-Resident UN Agencies (WORKPLAN09)
Special measures to integrate non-resident UN agencies in UNCT processes Supporting the Involvement of non-resident UN agencies in the national strategic planning processes/ UN programming Involvement of OHCHR, UNIFEM, ILO, UNEP, UNHABITAT, UNCTAD, ESCAP, WMO, WTO and others in preparation and finalization of next CCA/UNDAF

$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify)

Coordination Capacity of the UNCT (WORKPLAN09)
Strengthening UNCT Coordination Capacity RCO Staffing 1- UN Coordination Associate 2- UN Coordination Assistant 3- UNDAF M&E JPO

$48,920.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Materials/Equipment General support to RC Office

$4,080.00 $3,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Training of UN staff 1-RC office staff attending the regional or sub-regional meetings, 2- RC and RC Office staff training

$0.00 $4,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009
Other (specify) 1- UNCT retreat 2- Adding new features,improving and maintenance of the UN website (www.ung.org.ir)

$1,000.00 $5,000.00 $0.00 $0.00

31/12/2009

TOTAL $86,059.00 $16,382.00 $0.00 $0.00