The newly appointed UN Resident Coordinator (RC), Stefan Priesner, presented his credentials to Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amirabdollahian at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this Thursday morning.
Amirabdollahian welcomed Priesner to Iran and congratulated him on the appointment. During the meeting, Priesner expressed his honor to have been designated by the UN Secretary-General to represent the UN System in a country that has both contributed immensely to world civilization and is also a founding member of the United Nations.
“I am fully committed to building even stronger cooperation for sustainable development between the United Nations and the Islamic Republic of Iran”, Stefan Priesner said.
“My first priorities are to increase the Covid vaccine supply to help Iran overcome the pandemic that has devastated the lives of so many people around the world. I also encourage support by the international community for the Afghan population in Iran in the spirit of global burden-sharing.”
The UN presence in Iran consists of 20 agencies, funds, and specialized programs.
Priesner has extensive experience in international development and management, including providing policy advice to Governments and overseeing the formulation and delivery of complex, multi-disciplinary development programs. At the United Nations, he was most recently the Resident Coordinator for Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore.