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UN-Iran Partnership Historical Photos, Documents Exhibited in Kermanshah

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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.

 
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