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Three million undernourished people in Asia-Pacific need to be lifted out of hunger every single month: FAO ۲۱ آذر ۱۳۹۸

Three million undernourished people in Asia-Pacific need to be lifted out of hunger every single month: FAO

Three million undernourished people in Asia-Pacific need to be lifted out of hunger every single month: FAOThree million undernourished people in Asia and the Pacific must be lifted out of hunger each month from now on, if the region is to meet the SDG 2 Zero Hunger goal by the end of 2030, says a new report released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
With nearly half-a-billion of the world’s undernourished people living in Asia-Pacific, FAO is calling for urgent actions to address hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, and, for the first time in this region, to take decisive, informed and coordinated action to place nutrition at the heart of social protection programmes.
Child stunting and wasting, hidden hunger alongside growing obesity
The report’s latest figures relating to hunger, including micronutrient deficiencies also known as hidden hunger, child stunting shows that “the prevalence of stunting and wasting in the region remains hig..

Tehran, Beijing hold enormous potential for tourism co-op: minister ۰۹ آذر ۱۳۹۸

Tehran, Beijing hold enormous potential for tourism co-op: minister

Tehran, Beijing hold enormous potential for tourism co-op: ministerTEHRAN – Iran’s tourism minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan on Thursday called for tapping into Iran-China tourism capacity, which he referred to it as “enormous”, Fars reported on Friday.
Mounesan made the remarks in a gathering of international tourism officials, marketers, hoteliers, private investors, and tour operators, which was held in Beijing, China, on the sidelines of the third ministerial meeting of the Ancient Civilizations Forum.
Given the [high] rate of economic and political ties between the two countries, tourist exchanges are also expected to further improve, the minister noted.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Mounesan described tourism as a means for [securing] peace, dialogue, and interaction among nations.
“Iranian people are very interested to visit China and get familiar with its culture and that’s why the number of Iranians visiting China exceeds Chinese traveling to Iran,” he said.
Mounesan further not..

Iranian police seize ancient relics from smuggler ۰۹ آذر ۱۳۹۸

Iranian police seize ancient relics from smuggler

Iranian police seize ancient relics from smugglerTEHRAN – A number of ancient relics, estimated to date from prehistoric times to the [early] Islamic era, have recently been confiscated from a smuggler in Nahavand, Hamedan province, west-central Iran.
“The accused was traced and lastly arrested in Nahavand after police received reports from cultural heritage aficionados about him [illegally] keeping relics, some of which date back to the first millennium BC,” a senior police official in charge of protecting cultural heritage said on Saturday, Mehr reported.
Recovered objects include 13 silver and copper coins, bronze figurines, seven rings made from silver or copper, agate beads, a copper bowl, three daggers, and a semi-circular metal object, which experts of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, [Tourism and Handicrafts] declared date from the 1st Millennium BC to Parthian and Islamic periods, Amir Rahmatollahi added.
The culprit was surrendered to the judicial system for further inv..