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UN-Iran Partnership Historical Photos, Documents Exhibited in Sanandaj

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SANANDAJ – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership was inaugurated at the Soureh Gallery of Sanandaj City, the capital of the Kordestan Province on 3 September 2018 by UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko and Deputy Governor of Kordestan Province, Hossein Khosheqbal and by Bureau Chief of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in the Province.  
Inauguration ceremony of Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership at Soureh Gallery

During her stay in the Province, Ms Dotsenko met and conferred with the Governor of the Kordestan Province Bahman Moradnia.

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 Sanandaj by IRNA News Agency in the framework of the cooperation between UNIC and IRNA with the support from the Provincial authorities.

 

Local government officials touring the exhibition

“These photos SANANDAJ – An Exhibition of Historical Photos and Documents on UN-Iran Partnership was inaugurated at the Soureh Gallery of Sanandaj City, the capital of the Kordestan Province on 3 September 2018 by UNIC Director Maria Dotsenko and Deputy Governor of Kordestan  Province, Hossein Khosheqbal and by Bureau Chief of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in the Province.

Other high-level Provincial authorities attended the ceremony: Majid Soleymani, Director General of the Office of Governor Ali Mafakheri, Chief of Art Bureau of Kordestan Province Amin Moradi, Director General of the Family and Women Affairs of Kordestan Province Leyla Azhir, Director General of Public Relations Department of the Governor’s Office  Harish Rezaei as well as journalists and general public. 

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.   

Governor of the Kordestan Province Mr. Bahman Moradnia talking to Ms. Dotsenko

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 negotiations about various activities and meetings of UN where Iran played and keeps playing an important role.  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.

 

Deputy President of Kordestan University Dr Seyyed Mohammad Taher Hosseini (second from left) listening to UNIC Director Dr. Dosenko.

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

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, Bushehr, Khorramabad, Arak and Zahedan 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 Sananadaj.   UNIC Director gave a TV interviews to IRNA and local media.

While in Sanandaj, UNIC Director met and conferred with Deputy President of Kordestan University Dr Seyyed Mohammad Taher Hosseini and his colleagues. During the meeting both sides talked about possible cooperation between Kordestan University and UNIC.   UNIC will also provide additional information to the university via internet.

UNIC Director also met with the management of one of the biggest schools for girls and discussed possible cooperation.

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

 

 
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