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Official: UNDP, Iran Sign MoU
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Iran's Crisis Management Organization inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand cooperation between two sides.
"By signing the MoU, the Islamic Republic of Iran is cooperating with the UNDP office in Tehran in the field of reducing the risk of (unprecedented) events," Head of Iran's Crisis Management Organization Hassan Qadami said on Sunday.
"This office cooperates on different issues such as reducing poverty, fighting drug addiction, environment and issues related to crisis management of incidents," the official said.
He said that the Iranian officials should be able to implement the plans for reinforcing the buildings and preventing the incidents as well as supplying other countries with emergency assistance in case they are affected by unprecedented incidents.
The Head of UNDP office in Tehran Balasubramaniam Murali, for his part, said that the signed five-year state program with Iran includes four main sections.
"Reducing the risk and damage caused by natural disasters were among main sections of the program," he added.
The UNDP is the United Nations' global development network. It advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP operates in 177 countries, working with nations on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners.
UNDP is an executive board within the United Nations General Assembly. The UNDP Administrator is the third highest-ranking official of the United Nations after the United Nations Secretary-General and Deputy Secretary-General.