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Health Related Basic Sciences and Human Nutrition Centre

Mashhad University of Medical Sciences aimed developing basic sciences related to health and human nutrition in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran and with regard to a highest level documentary of national scientific development in line with the objectives of UNESCO, has intended to establish Health-Related Basic Science and Human Nutrition study centre.

Empowered as per Resolution 34C/DR12, whereby the Islamic Republic of Iran (hereinafter, "the Government") was granted, by the 39th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO, the permission to establish, on its territory, a Health-Related Basic Science and Human Nutrition in West and Central Asia Under the Auspices of UNESCO (Category II) (Hereinafter, "the Centre"), the related legal and official proceedings were followed by the Government of Iran and UNESCO.
Edited based upon the Agreement concluded, on 2017, between the Government, represented by the Vice President and Chairman to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education( MOH) (hereinafter, called "(MOH)"), on the one hand, and Director-General of UNESCO, on the other, "regarding the Establishment, in Mashhad, of a Regional Research Centre for Health-Related Basic Science and Human Nutrition in the Middle East Under the Auspices of UNESCO (Category 2)"
(hereinafter, called "the Agreement") the present text consists of the Constitution of the Regional Research Centre for Health-Related Basic Science and Human Nutrition in the Middle East Under the Auspices of UNESCO (Category II).

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Objectives
to promote research activities in the basic health related sciences including biochemistry, medical genetics, human nutrition, biophysics, medical physiology, human anatomy, microbiology, pathology, immunology, molecular medicine (bio cellular and molecular sciences) in the Middle East.

To strengthen capacities and cooperation in the Region for identifying, inventorying, documenting and Studying Health Related Basic Science and Human Nutrition.

To further and coordinate scientific and technical studies aimed at developing, managing, and evaluating
safeguarding measures for Health-Related Basic Science and Human Nutrition present in the Region.

FUNCTIONS
to create and keep up to date an automated information system registering and linking governmental and non-governmental institutions, research, educational and information institutions, Organizations related to Health-Related Basic Science and Human Nutrition and individual experts involved in the Health-Related Basic Science and Human Nutrition in the States of the Region that have expressed the wish to cooperation through the Centre.
To gather and disseminate articles in the field of the Health Related Basic Sciences and Human Nutrition researches and cooperation with the States participating in the Centre aimed developing the mentioned researches and activities to better human life style and health.
To organize workshops and conferences in order to develop research methodologies and further Studies concerning the Health-Related Basic Sciences and Human Nutrition researches.
To organize workshops and seminars to identify and promote Health-Related Basic Sciences and Human Nutrition researches, to suggest to UNESCO and other medical sciences organizations.
Establish a network of representatives of related research centers, to coordinate activities aimed at capacity-building and developing Health Related Basic Sciences and Human Nutrition researches
To organize workshops and seminars focusing on building capacities, in States Parties that participate in the Centre, in developing Health-Related Basic Sciences and Human Nutrition researches.
To cooperate and exchange information with other category 2 centres in and beyond Asia that is active in the field of Health-Related Basic Sciences and Human Nutrition researches;
LEGAL STATUS
The Centre shall enjoy the status of an autonomous international institution affiliated to UNESCO as a Category II center, under the auspices of UNESCO. This enables it to enter relations with the states on the Region and, where appropriate, other states, according to the existing shared scientific backgrounds to create the ground for mutual cooperation.
While keeping its autonomy, the Centre shall remain related to MOH, shall be based in Mashhad, and, within the framework of the laws and regulations of the Government, shall endeavor to enjoy the legal status it deserves and utilize the potentials it needs to materialize its objectives and perform its duties. While remaining respectful to the Iranian National Law, the Centre shall enjoy the legal authority and autonomy for the execution of its activities and the legal capacity to:

A) Contract
B) Institute legal proceedings,
C) Acquire and dispose of movable and immovable property.
ORGANIZATION
Governing Council
EXECUTIVE BOARD
DIRECTORSHIP
SECRETARIAT
EXPERT/CONSULTUATIVE COMMITTEES
FINANCING
The Government undertakes to provide the Centre with a yearly budget of 500,000 US$, for the starting years following establishment, as asserted through the Agreement it has concluded, to this effect, with UNESCO.
The yearly amounts of the budget for the periods to follow the starting years shall be determined according to the agreement signed with UNESCO.
The Centre is allowed to benefit from financial supports granted by the Member States and/or various national, regional, and international bodies and/or non-governmental organizations and institutions, and/or real and legal entities/bodies.
The Governing Council shall be the sole body authorized to make decisions on the methods of allocating and spending the mentioned amounts of money
Proposals on the kinds of financial contributions by States Members to the Centre shall constitute an agenda for the Meetings of the Governing Council.
COLLABORATION WITH UNESCO

CONTRIBUTION OF UNESCO

 

  • UNESCO shall provide assistance in the form of technical contributions for the activities of the Centre in accordance with the strategic goals and objectives of UNESCO.

  • UNESCO undertakes to Provide the assistance of its experts in the specialized fields of the Centre

  • UNESCO undertakes to Include the Centre in various programs that it implements and in which the participation of the latter seems beneficial to UNESCO's and the Centre's objectives

  • UNESCO undertakes to Engage in temporary staff exchanges when appropriate, whereby the staff concerned will remain on the payroll of the dispatching organizations

  • UNESCO undertakes to Provide the Centre with relevant information on its programs related to Health-Related Basic Sciences and Human Nutrition researches

  • In the cases listed above, such assistance shall not be undertaken except within the provisions of UNESCO's programs and budget
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Rizzoli Hospital, Italy
General and Orthopedic Regional Hospital Stolzalpe, Austria
Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, USA
Short-term and long-term research fellowships for the faculty members of Orthopedic Research Center
GEOGRAPHY
Considering the impossibility of delimiting the health-related basic sciences and human nutrition researches, within the official political borders of countries, due to its dynamic nature which contributes to its continuous propagation, the Centre will devote its activities to the geographical territory on which the so-called, West and Central Asian Culture exists.
Consequently, the Middle East region, as asserted in the available UN documents, and their immediate neighborhood, bearing scientific, genetic, and race, will constitute the geographical territory of the Centre’s activities.