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Iran, UN sign MoU to resolve youth unemployment dilemma

Tehran, Aug 13, IRNA -- Iran and the United Nations signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday to resolve the problem of youth unemployment in the country, said the head of Iran's Youth National Organization in Tehran on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion of the World Youth Day, Rahim Ebadi added that youth employment, voluntarily services, development programs and promoting culture and sport in the society are the major areas of the quadrilateral MoU signed between Iran and UN.

Ebadi added that a symbolic approach to promoting festivities in the country is to hail those youth who do their best to reach to the best conditions of living on the international level.

The World Youth Day was celebrated in Milad Hall of Tehran International Fairgrounds on Thursday. Messages of President Mohammad Khatami and UN Secretary General Kofi Annan were also read at the ceremony.

The ceremony was organized with close cooperation of the United Nations office in Tehran and was attended by the head of the National Youth Organization, a number of Iranian officials, foreign ambassadors to Tehran and hundreds of young members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

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