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Seminar on Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

From left to right: former Deputy Foreign Minister and Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, ISJ Editor-in-Chief Dr. Mehid Zakerain and UNIC Officer-in-Charge Mohammad Moghadam

On the occasion of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, International Studies Journal (ISJ) in cooperation with UNIC Tehran organized a one-day seminar under the theme of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development for some 36 Intellectuals and university professors, students and researchers at Media Cultural Centre in Tehran on 16 May 2013.


Seminar on Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

The seminar opened by the remarks of journal’s Editor-in-Chief Dr. Mehdi Zakerian. Then former Deputy Foreign Minister, Iran’s Ambassador to the UN and a member of former UN SG’s group of eminent persons for the UN Dialogue among Civilizations Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif delivered his speech on Impact of Dialogue among Civilizations on Peace and International Security. Afterwards UNIC OIC Mohammad Moghadam delivered his remarks on the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The first session of the seminar ended by a question and answer session.


Retrieving information and resources on Cultural Diversity by UNIC Reference Assistant Nazanin Ghaemmaghami

The second session began by short speeches made by 5 participants summarizing the articles that they had prepared for the ISJ on topics related to the seminar. Then, UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Naznain Ghamemmaghami briefed the participants on retrieving information and resources on Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and Dialogue among Civilizations from the UN website.


In the afternoon session the participants held a Model UN on dialogue among civilizations as well as peace and cultural diversity.

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