Islamic Republic of Iran


UNODC Line-up Live-up kicks off in Iran


16 May 2022- The first batch of sports goods procured for the implementation of the UNODC Line-up Live-up initiative were delivered in the "Takhti Sports Complex" in Tehran province. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in cooperation with the Drug Control Headquarters and the Ministry of Sports and Youth has identified sports centres for rolling out the ‘Line Up Live Up’ initiative.

The UNODC “Line-up Live-up” is a targeted multi-session programme for drug-misuse prevention policy provides training on life-skills such as: setting goals, cherishing strength and learning form mistakes, respect, dealing with peers, protection from risks, managing perceptions, team work, effective communication, planning in steps for achieving goals to youth aged 13-18 years in vulnerable settings through sports activities. The programme supported by UNODC team in Iran promotes positive life skills with an eye on building resilience to violence, crime and drug use. The programme was developed by UNODC following the pledge of the Doha Declaration on integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider United Nations agenda to address social and economic challenges and to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and public participation. The programme can be run in sports centres, schools (either as curricular or extra-curricular sport activities) and other community settings.  

The procured goods, which include volleyballs, basketballs, handballs and other sport items will be utilized in the context of the said activities. The items handed over by UNODC will be distributed amongst the Ministry of Sports and Youth sports centres that will implement the activity in Tehran Province. The procured items are part of the UNODC Iran activity, “Line up, Live up Programme,” under the UN Iran Joint Project “Responding to emerging needs and enhancing the resilience of the most vulnerable, especially children, youth, and women in Iran”, Output 1 - “Protecting children from harms of drugs” enabled through the generous funding received from the European Union.          

In Iran, UNODC activity will initially kick off in Tehran province starting by a ‘training of trainers’ by which the selected national trainers will learn how to implement the training manual of the programme. Additionally, planned activities are to be continued in Fars and East Azerbaijan provinces, and then expanding into 30 cities Iran.

UNODC is implementing Line Up Live Up programmes in multiple countries across Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa.