11 March 2008
On 11 March 2008 the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran, together with the Centre for Human Rights at Mofid University in Qom, organized a workshop entitled "United Nations Documents and Publications and Research Options on the UN Website".
Graduate students studying human rights participated in the workshop which was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant. She discussed the definition of a document, UN documentation and how to find and retrieve UN information specifically on human rights on the UN web site, the UNIC web site, the United Nations bibliographic Information System (UNBISNET), and the Official Document System of the United Nations (ODS). She also pointed to information materials on human rights in the UNIC library. In a training session the students were asked to find information on the web sites that had been introduced to them.
The workshop was part of a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported project on national capacity building for the promotion of human rights. It was also one of the programmes to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A similar workshop had been held by UNIC Tehran and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Tehran in December 2007.