Natural Sciences

UNESCO activities in the field of Natural Sciences in Iran cover four main areas: strengthening freshwater security, fostering international science collaboration for earth systems and biodiversity, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Strengthening “Science, Technology, Innovation (STI)” practices. Iran hosts three centers functioning under the auspices of UNESCO and in relation to the themes of Water, Sciences & Technology, and Oceanography. Moreover, UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) on the management of water resources in arid zones (G-WADI) has been active since 2005 with an important presence in Iran. In addition, UNESCO contributes to improve eco-system conservation and management through its “Man and Biosphere” (MAB) programme. UNESCO has been fully involved in the popularization of sciences and the promotion of a ‘culture of entrepreneurship’ among the nationals.

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