The University of Tehran and ICESCO conducted the first International Conference on Digital Ethics and Cyber Space, hosted by the Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies, on February 19, 2024.

The conference aimed to underscore the importance of fostering ethical conduct in virtual realms and harnessing professional ethics expertise to address societal challenges posed by digital platforms.

A number of high-ranking authorities from the University of Tehran, distinguished elites, scholars, academics, and students took part in this conference.

As a representative of ICESCO, Prof. Dr. Rahil Qamar, Head of the Department of Science and Technology at ICESCO, delivered the message of ICESCO. He emphasized the transformative potential of AI across various sectors, including healthcare and privacy preservation, and advocated for increased investment in AI technologies to tackle pressing global issues.

Subsequently, representatives from the Vatican and UNESCO shared their insights on digital ethics and cyberspace during the event.

The conference concluded with specialized sessions and a question-and-answer session, providing participants with opportunities for further discussion and collaboration on digital ethics and cyberspace challenges.


Based on the invitation of the Minister of Education (IRI), the Director General of ICESCO, along with an official delegation, will visit the Islamic Republic of Iran On October 7th– 9th. The purpose of this visit is to renew the collaboration and cooperation between ICESCO and Islamic Republic of Iran. Such collaboration and cooperation can provide a ground to exchange the vital experiences in the fields of education, science and technology and culture between ICESCO, the Islamic Republic of Iran and some other Islamic countries.

During the visit, Dr. Salim Mohammed Al-Malik, the Director General of ICESCO, will meet with high-ranking authorities from Islamic Republic of Iran and in addition, he will visit scientific and educational institutions.


The primary objective of this Action Plan is to enhance and improve the quality of rendering education, science, and cultural services of ICESCO in the region. This Action Plan comprised 63 programs and activities in education, science and technology, research, and culture. These programs and activities will be implemented with the cooperation of ICESCO, Institute for Research and Studies of Education (IRI), Institute for Research and Planning in Higher Education and Institute for Science Citation and Observatory of Science and Technology (ISC).   These programs and activities will be implemented through workshops, virtual seminars, and conferences .In addition, developing the related books and conducting studies and researches are among the activities.  It is expected that the implementation of this programs increase the level of effectiveness of education science and culture in Member States of ICESCO in the region.

ICESCO and its Regional Office in Tehran Organize webinar Workshop on “the Relationship between the Use of Social Networks and Generation Gap “on November 16th, 2021(time: 8:30-11:30 GMT and 12:00-15:00 Tehran).
The partners of this webinar are University of Tehran and the University of Applied, Science and Technology. In addition, three outstanding resource persons deliver the scientific speech on various dimensions of topic:
Cyber Space and Generation Gap in Middle East – Dr. Masoud kowsari
Immune to Reality: Social Media in the age of Precarity – Dr. Aghil daghagheleh
Functions and Performances of Social Networks in Islamic Societies – Dr. Mahammad Rezaei


The closing ceremony of the 12th Farabi International Award (FIA) on the ‘Humanities and Islamic Studies’ was held on July 18th , 2021 with the participation of ICESCO and some other National and International Organizations and Institutions .

This ceremony began with a message of Dr. Hasan Rouhani, the Honorable President of the Islamic Republic of Iran with presence of some other High Ranking Authorities from Islamic Republic of Iran and some scholars from all over the world.

Among the works evaluated by scientific groups, 15 scientific committees introduced 19 works as selected or commendable in the Domestic section , also 7 prominent scholars in the field of Iranian Studies and Islamic Studies in the Foreign Section  and 11 figures in the other sections were honored  in the presence of  Dr. Sorena Sattari, Honorable Vice President for Science and Technology and the President of the National Elite Foundation; Dr. Mansour Gholami, Honorable Minister of Science, Research and Technology; and Dr. Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel, Honorable president of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature.

(B.L) The 66th Session of the World health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, Held in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, and concluded with the endorsement of 6 important resolutions covering critical health issues that Member States had discussed, and endorsing the WHO Regional Director’s annual report on the work of WHO in the Region in 2018.

The honorable ministers and representatives also discussed a range of measures and strategies to improve key priority areas of public health, including preventing newborn, child and adolescent deaths, strengthening the Region’s nursing workforce and hospital sector, developing capacity for evidence-informed policy-making in health, reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases and strengthening the public health response to substance use.
Dr Abbas sadri, Director of ISESCO Regional Office attended as the representative of Dr. Salim Mohammed Al-Malik, Honorable Director General of ISESCO.

The “National workshop on ICT-based self-training and self education for the benefit of ICTs specialists in charge of literacy” inaugurated on September 30th 2019, and has been successfully implemented in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
This workshop jointly conducted and implemented by ISESCO Regional Office in Tehran and Bangladesh National Commission for UNESCO and ISESCO in the framework of ISESCO action plan.
The National workshop has provided an opportunity to discuss the literacy strategies for the future use of ICT in literacy and adult education and 30 participants from the non-formal education sectors from Dhaka and outside Dhaka participated in the workshop.
The Specific objectives of the workshop were:
• To reinforce literacy specialists’ ICT skills, especially in face-to-face and distance ICT-based self -training and self-education;
• To ensure a greater contribution of ICTs in the field of literacy;
• To integrate Technology changes in literacy programs and strategies using various technologies and tools.

Coinciding with the first day of schooling year in the Islamic Republic of Iran, on September 23rd, a number of rehabilitated schools in Kermanshah earthquake zone were inaugurated and opened to the students with the presence of the Honorable Iranians Minister of Education, and some high-ranking authorities.
2 of these schools were constructed with the cooperation of ISESCO and opened under the name of ISESCO.
Director and Head of Financial department of ISESCO Regional Office in Tehran participated in this event as the representatives of ISESCO.