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UN-Iran Partnership Historical Photos, Documents Exhibited in Kermanshah

KERMANSHAH – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership was inaugurated at the Mirzareza Kalhor Gallery of Shahid Avini Cultural Centre in Kermanshah, the capital of the Kermanshah Province on 14 January 2019 by UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko, Deputy Governor of the Kermanshah Province, Mohammad Ebrahim Elahitabar and Managing Director of Department of Culture and Isalmilc Guidance in Kermanshah Hojatoleslam Rahim Ja’fari in the presence of Kermanshah Bureau Chief of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Ali Molavi, his team, other senior local officials as well as other journalists, students and general public.  
Inauguration of UN-Iran Partnership Historical Photos Exhibition at the Mirzareza Gallery of Shahid Avini Cultural Centre in Kermanshah in the presence of local officials

KERMANSHAH – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership was inaugurated at the Mirzareza Kalhor Gallery of Shahid Avini Cultural Centre in Kermanshah, the capital of the Kermanshah Province on 14 January 2019 by UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko, Deputy Governor of the Kermanshah Province, Mohammad Ebrahim Elahitabar and Managing Director of Department of Culture and Isalmilc Guidance in Kermanshah Hojatoleslam Rahim Ja’fari in the presence of Kermanshah Bureau Chief of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) Ali Molavi, his team, other senior local officials as well as other journalists, students and general  public

 

Mr Elahitabar (left) Ms Dotsenko while touring the exhibition

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 photos and documents. 

The exhibition was organized in Kermanshah by IRNA News Agency in the framework of the cooperation between UNIC and IRNA with the support from the Provincial authorities. 

 

Governor of the Kermanshah Province Hooshang Bazvand (right) receiving Ms Dotsenko in his office

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

UNIC Director pointed out that 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 various activities of UN where Iran played and keeps playing an important role. 

 

People from Kermanshah visiting UN Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership

One of the photos shows H.E. Dr Rouhani, Iranian President, presenting at the General Assembly his initiative “A World Against Violence and Violent Extremism” (WAVE).  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 are working in the Islamic Republic of Iran on the invitation of the Iranian government 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 some other photos were provided by IRNA.

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

The exhibition was already shown in Shiraz, Bushehr, Khorramabad, Arak, Zahedan, Sanandaj, Yazd and Tabriz in the framework of this UNIC-IRNA partnership project.

 

Razi University officials and Ms. Dotsenko

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 Kermanshah.  UN informational materials in Persian language were distributed to the exhibition visitors.

While in Kermanshah, UNIC Director met and conferred with the Governor of the Kermanshah Province Hooshang Bazvand.  She thanked him for his support and cooperation.

She also had a meeting with Deputy President and Head of International Relations Department of Razi University in Kermanshah Dr Kiomars Zarafshani and his colleagues and professors from different faculties. During the meeting both sides talked about possible cooperation between the Razi University and UNIC.  UNIC will also provide additional information to the university using internet and other modern technologies.

 

Applications invited for journalism fellowships at United Nations Headquarters

TEHRAN, 10 January 2019 (UNIC) - The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2019 fellowship program. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly during the opening 10 weeks. Travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance are provided.

The fellowships are open to journalists who are native to the mainly developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America/the Caribbean and are currently working for media organizations. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the U.N. to their readers and audiences. They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York to report from the U.N. The program is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists; all fellowship recipients must be media professionals.

In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the Fund will not consider journalist applications from nations of the 2018 fellowship recipients: Argentina, India, Kenya and Yemen. Journalists from these countries may apply in 2020.

Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications and given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries.

Fellowship eligibility criteria and documentation requirements, as well as the fellowship application, form can be found on the Fund’s web site at www.unjournalismfellowship.org

Questions about the program, eligibility and the application process can be directed by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Although the Fund is based at the U.N., it does not receive financial support from the world organization. The Fund was established as an independent entity by U.N. journalists 56 years ago as a living memorial to the legacy of Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjóld. It continues to be operated by U.N. journalists and relies on financial support from U.N. Missions, foundations, organizations and individuals.


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The world wins, when international cooperation works-UN Chief

TEHRAN, 30 December 2018 (UNIC) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his 2019 New Year Message said the world wins, when international cooperation works.

The full text of his message reads:

Dear fellow citizens of the world,

I wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous new year.

Last New Year, I issued a red alert, and the dangers I mentioned still persist. These are anxious times for many, and our world is undergoing a stress test.

Climate change is running faster than we are.

Geo-political divisions are deepening, making conflicts more difficult to resolve.

And record numbers of people are moving in search of safety and protection.

Inequality is growing. And people are questioning a world in which a handful of people hold the same wealth as half of humanity.

Intolerance is on the rise.

Trust is on the decline.

But there are also reasons for hope. 

The talks on Yemen have created a chance for peace.

The agreement signed in Riyadh in September between Ethiopia and Eritrea has eased long-running tensions and brought improved prospects to an entire region. 

And the agreement between the parties to the conflict in South Sudan has revitalized chances for peace, bringing more progress in the past four months than in the previous four years.

The United Nations was able to bring countries together in Katowice to approve the Work Programme for the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Now we need to increase ambition to beat this existential threat.

It’s time to seize our last best chance.

It’s time to stop uncontrolled and spiraling climate change.

In recent weeks, the United Nations also oversaw landmark global agreements on migration and refugees, that will help to save lives and overcome damaging myths.

And everywhere, people are mobilizing behind the Sustainable Development Goals – our global blueprint for peace, justice and prosperity on a healthy planet.

When international cooperation works, the world wins.

In 2019, the United Nations will continue to bring people together to build bridges and create space for solutions.

We will keep up the pressure.

And we will never give up.

As we begin this New Year, let’s resolve to confront threats, defend human dignity and build a better future -- together.

I wish you and your families a peaceful and healthy New Year.

 

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Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Students learned more about the UN and its Website

The Student Scientific Society of Law of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in cooperation with the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 60 students of law and other fields of studies on 31 December 2018 at Ferdowsi University
Some of the participants of the workshop

The Student Scientific Society of Law of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in cooperation with the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 60 students of law and other fields of studies on 31 December 2018 at Ferdowsi University.

The session started with screening the subtitled New Year video message of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 

Then UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami elaborated on some basic facts about the UN. She addressed the participants on how to retrieve UN documentation and information from UN and UNIC websites and on the Dag Hammarskjold Library’s (DHL) web page and gave an overview of document symbols and important information-searching tools located through DHL resources and databases, including the United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBISnet) and Official Document System(ODS). There was a focus on international peace and security as well as UN peacekeeping.

Participants watching the Secretary-General's New-Year video message

Persian copies of the UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights were distributed among the participants.  

Professor of law of Ferdowsi University Dr Azam Amini said that since the field of international law is going to be established very soon in the university, I hope these training sessions will be held more often in Mashhad. Ms Mahtab Ghanbari one of the members of the Scientific Society of Law of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad who had done the coordination of the programme, also said that the students expressed their satisfaction from the workshop and are looking forward to participate in more sessions.

 Workshops “Finding UN Information and Documentation” are regularly organized by the UNIC for ainterested groups. For more information about how to attend these workshops and learn how to navigate the UN web site, please contact UN Information Center: Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami (e-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'; document.getElementById('cloak33687').innerHTML += ''+addy_text33687+'<\/a>'; //-->  – Tel. No.: 0098 21 22873837).

 

 

Peace, Women and Human Rights Grand Seminar held at Kharazmi University

TEHRAN - Peace, Women and Human Rights Grand Seminar was opened by the video message of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Director Maria Dotsenko at Aboureyhan Hall of Kharazmi University on 26 December 2018. The seminar had been organized by the International Peace Studies Association of Afghanistan. During the conference UNIC Reference Assistant delivered the text of speech of Ms. Dotsenko for the audience on the UN activities and conventions for defending women’s rights and their role regarding peace process. She also elaborated on the activities of the UNIC and its social media and invited Afghan students to disseminate UN messages through UNIC’s social media  
Video message of UNIC Director Dotsenko

 

TEHRAN - The video message of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Director Dr Maria Dotsenko was screened during “Peace, Women and Human Rights Grand Seminar” held at Aboureyhan Hall of Kharazmi University on 26 December 2018. The seminar had been organized by the International Peace Studies Association of Afghanistan.

 

Ambassador of Afghanistan Dr Nasir Ahmadnour At the podium: Secretary of International Peace Studies Association of Afghanistan Mr. Mostafa Kaboli

UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami delivered the text of speech of Dr Dotsenko for the audience on the UN activities and conventions for defending women’s rights and their role regarding peace process. She also elaborated on the activities of the UNIC  Tehran and invited Afghan students to follow UNIC social media.   

Afghan chorus band Afghan students at the Peace, Women and Human Rights Grand Seminar

The conference continued by speeches by Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Tehran Dr Nasser Ahmad Noor and his accompanying delegation including in Charge of Student Section of the Embassy Mr. Jamal Ansari, Cultural Attaché of Afghanistan Embassy Mr. Shafiq Sharq, writer Ms. Alieh Ataei as well as University Professors Mr. Mokhtar Heidari and Ms. Batoul Heidari.

A large number of Afghan students from across Iran attended the seminar.

 

 

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