Mohammad Reza Saeedabadi, Secretary General of Iran's National Commission of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), made the remarks at Conference on 'Sustainable Development, Social Development and Empowerment of Women' in Rasht on Sunday.
He further noted that UNESCO has two main goals of peace and development.
He said that the United Nations believes that peace must be established based on people's mind and thought, so that it needs culture building and constant education.
Saeedabadi said that empowerment of women is needed to achieve the two main goals of the UNESCO.
He said that women presence and their effective role help the international peace.
The official also said that women have major role in economic growth and development adding that by using social and cultural capacities, the ground for fulfillment of economic development plans in Iran have been prepared.
He maintained that the aim of UNESCO is sustainable development and that the slogan for following the goal is 'Today for Tomorrow'.