New UNIC director presents letter of appointment to Zarif

May 14, 2016

New director of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran Maria Dotsenko presented her Letter of Appointment to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday, May 11.

During the meeting Zarif welcomed her to Iran and discussed cooperation between UNIC and the Foreign Ministry.

Dr. Dotsenko expressed her appreciation by the ministry’s support to UNIC work in Iran and briefed the minister on UNIC’s plans, including about publication of bilingual album of historic photos and documents highlighting special moments of UN-Iran partnership.

Iran was among the first countries to invite UN to open its information center, thus UNIC was established in 1950 and it was the first UN office in Tehran.

Maria is the first female director the UNIC Tehran. Before coming to Tehran Dotsenko served as the representative of UN Department of Public Information Office in Armenia. A native of Ukraine, Dotsenko holds MA in journalism from the Institute of Journalism of Kyiv State University named after Taras Shevchenko and PhD in mathematics.

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