Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

UN 70th anniversary commemorated in Iran

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During a ceremony held in Tehran on Monday, the 70th anniversary of United Nations was commemorated.

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The ceremony attended by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi and UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

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An exhibition showcasing the photos and historical documents of Iran and UN was also held on the sidelines of the event at the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) as the main think thank of Iranian Foreign Ministry.

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Adressing the ceremony, Araqchi said Iran has been an active partner for the United Nations (UN) during the past 70 years.

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He added that Iran has always been very active in line with the UN sustainable development plan.

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UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, the United Nations officially came into being.

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“The 70th anniversary of the United Nations… is an opportunity to spotlight where the UN… needs to redouble its efforts to meet current and future challenges across the three pillars of its work: peace and security, development, and human rights,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a recent message.

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Iran is among the 51 founding members of the United Nations which signed UN Charter on 24 October 1945.

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To help mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, iconic monuments, buildings, landscapes, museums, bridges, and other landmarks across the globe will be lit up blue – the official colour of the United Nations – on UN Day, 24 October 2015.

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On the occasion of UN 0th Anniversary and through the efforts of Tehran Municipality, Milad Tower and Nature Bridge in Tehran also will be lit up blue on Monday night 12 October 2015 since October 24, 2015 coincides with Ashura in the mourning month of Moharram.

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Photos by Hesam Nazem Bokaei, Realiran reporter

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