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National Activity Plan 2006: Iran, Islamic Republic of

National Activity Plan 2006: Iran, Islamic Republic of

20 June 2006

UNHCR staff register refugees at the Douma registration center on the outskirts of Damascus. Registering with UNHCR ensures that the most vulnerable refugees receive aid.

  • To address the issue of negative attitudes towards Afghan and Iraqi refugees, friendly football games will take place based on the theme of "Playing for Hope". A team of Afghan and Iraqi refugees will play with an Iranian "all-star" team and/or a journalist team. The tournament is intended as a public awareness and fund raising event. The final game will be held in Tehran and will be broadcast on national television. Moreover, it will receive significant press coverage.
  • The production of a 15-20 minute documentary film entitled "Journey of Hope" on Afghan, Iraqi and Iranian children, talking with each other about their aspirations and hopes for the future will be broadcast on World Refugee Day. The production will be in Persian and will air on national TV. Furthermore, clippings from the documentary will be screened on large displays in downtown Tehran.
  • A poster campaign with the theme of "hope" will be organized in airports, bus terminals, the Majilis Library, diplomatic missions and other suitable posting areas.
  • All sub-offices (Ahwaz, Mashad, Zahedan, Orumieh) will have artistic and cultural performances like theatre plays, poetry and paintings evolving around the theme of "Hope".