TERHAN, 12 May 2016 (UNIC) – New Director of United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran Dr. Maria Dotsenko presented her Letter of Appointment to Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Ministry on Wednesday 11 May 2016.
During the meeting Foreign Minister Dr. Zarif welcomed her to Iran and discussed cooperation between UNIC and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Dotsenko expressed her appreciation by the MFA’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 M.A. in journalism from the Institute of Journalism of Kyiv State University named after Taras Shevchenko and Ph.D. in Mathematics.