0530 GMT August 22, 2019
Elaborating on the issue, Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo said that Iran is well familiar with the impacts of dust storms and for the same reason it has put it on its agenda, IRNA reported.
Referring to intensive talks over past two and half months which led to the global support for the idea, he said the resolution clearly emphasized that dust storms adversely affects public health and urged the UN and World Health Organization to work out a global strategy to help the affected countries.
Another part of the resolution calls on deputy secretary general of the UN to shape a global mechanism to combat dust storms internationally and work out an action plan as well as midterm and long-term strategies, Khoshroo said.
The result of the action is putting the issue on the agenda of all the UN relevant agencies, he said.
The Iranian diplomat also pointed to the First International Conference on the dust storms which was held in Tehran, describing it as a major international action to combat the environmental phenomenon.
The United Nations General Assembly also ratified Iran's draft resolution on “World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE)”.
Khoshroo had earlier introduced the draft resolution before the General Assembly on Wednesday.
In December 2013, the General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve President Rouhani’s WAVE proposal, which called on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.