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UN-Iran Partnership Historical Photos, Documents Exhibited in Khorramabad, Lorestan

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KHORRAMABAD – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership inaugurated at the Soureh Mehr Gallery of Art Bureau of Lorestan in Khorramabad city, the capital of Lorestan Province on 26 June 2018 by Dr Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director, Deputy Governor of Lorestan Province, Dr. Habibollah Khojastehpour, and Mr. Ehsan Kordi, Bureau Chief of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in the Province.  
Khojastehpour and Dotsenko opening the Exhibition of UN-Iran Historical Photos and Documents

KHORRAMABAD – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership inaugurated at the Soureh Mehr Gallery of Art Bureau of Lorestan in Khorramabad city, the capital of Lorestan Province on 26 June 2018 by Dr Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director, Deputy Governor of Lorestan Province, Dr. Habibollah Khojastehpour, and Mr. Ehsan Kordi, Bureau Chief of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in the Province.  

Addressing the participants, Dr Dotsenko thanked IRNA, Ministry of Foreign Affair's Center for Documents and History of Diplomacy, UN archives and Institute for Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies for providing these amazingly interesting unique photos and documents. 

The exhibition was organized in Khorramabad by IRNA news agency in the framework of the cooperation between UNIC and IRNA with the support from the Provincial authorities.

“These photos and documents prove that Iran has been always active in foreign affairs and invested efforts to promote international peace and security.  Iran was among 51 UN founding Member States in 1945”, she said.   

Dotsenko elaborating on one of the photos

UNIC Director pointed out that in this photo exhibition the visitors would see many historical moments that are captured on photos and documents such as Dr Mustafa Adl, Head of Iranian Delegation signing the UN Charter on June 26, 1945, Ambassador Nasrollah Entezan of Iran unanimously elected as the President of the 5th session of the UN General Assembly, documents and photos related to the negotiations about various activities and meetings of UN where Iran played and keeps playing an important role, like recent World Against Violence and Extremism  (WAVE) initiative of His Excellency President Rouhani.  This WAVE initiative was adopted by UN Member States as the General Assembly resolution in 2013, 2015 and 2017.

“Today some 18 UN specialized agencies, funds and programmes have representative offices in the Islamic Republic of Iran on the invitation of the Iranian government and we work here in close cooperation with our national partners for the benefit of Iranian people”, she said adding that so far seven of the UN Secretaries-General have visited Iran whose pictures are on display at this exhibition.  These and many other photos were provided by IRNA for the exhibition.

Dr Dotsenko highlighted appreciation of fruitful cooperation between UNIC and IRNA and support of Provincial authorities.

Also, UNIC Director met with the Professors from the Lorestan University and discussed possible cooperation.  

The trip was organized by UNIC’s partners from IRNA and is one in the series of joint outreach events around the country.   The exhibition was already shown in Shiraz and Bushehr in the framework of this UNIC-IRNA partnership project.

A large number of people from all walks of life as well as local government officials and academicians visited the Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership in Khorramabad.   UNIC Director gave a few TV and radio interviews to IRNA and local media. 

UN informational materials in Persian language were distributed to the general public.

 

 
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