UN-Iran Partnership Historical Photos, Documents Exhibited in Arak

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UN-Iran Partnership Historical Photos, Documents Exhibited in Arak

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ARAK – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership inaugurated at the Aaeeneh (Mirror) Cultural Centre of Arak City, the capital of Markazi Province, on 16 July 2018 by Dr Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director, Mr. Fattaollah Haghighi Deputy Governor of the Markazi Province and Mr. Hossein Mehdizadeh 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.  
From right to left Mr. Fattaollah Haghighi, Maria Dotsenko and interpreter

ARAK – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership inaugurated at the Aaeeneh (Mirror) Cultural Centre of Arak City, the capital of Markazi Province, on 16 July 2018 by Dr Maria Dotsenko, UNIC Director, Mr. Fattaollah Haghighi Deputy Governor of the Markazi Province and Mr. Hossein Mehdizadeh Bureau Chief of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in the Province.   

 

A large number of people from all walks of life visited 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 amazingly interesting unique photos and documents. 

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

 

Officials visiting the exhibition

“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.  

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.

 

Mr. Hossein Mehdizadeh

“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.

 

Two children in traditional the Markazi Province costumes

Also, UNIC Director met with two Members of Iranian Majlis (Parliament) and representatives of the local cultural heritage organization and discussed possible cooperation.  

The trip was organized by UNIC’s partners from IRNA news agency and is one in the series of joint outreach events around the country.   The exhibition was already shown in Shiraz, Bushehr and Khorramabad 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 Arak.   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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