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Commemorating World Humanitarian Day

UNIC Tehran in cooperation with United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) organized a ceremony to mark World Humanitarian Day at UN conference room on 19 August 2013.

The programme began by the UNOCHA National Disaster Response Advisor Mr. Hamid Nazari’s remarks. Then UN Resident Coordinator Gary Lewis as well as senior government officials from the Iranian National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO), Relief and Rescue Organization of Iranian Red Crescent Society, Imam Khomeini Relief Committee and Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered speeches.

 

A large number of journalists from print and electronic media also attended the ceremony. The messages of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as well as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ms. Valeri Amos were video screened for the audience.

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