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2011-10-20 | News
Photo Exhibition dedicated to the 66th Anniversary of the United Nations

Photo exhibition “United Colors”, dedicated to the UN Day, which inaugurated the beginning of UN Week (20-26 October) in Armenia, was opened today in the UN House.

UN Day is devoted to highlighting the aims and achievements of the United Nations.  This year the UN Day will be marked by the fact that the world population will be reaching 7 billion in October, according to the UNFPA report. 

The bright and colorful postcards and posters of well known Armenian photographer Zaven Khachikyan illustrating Armenian characters and landscapes were exhibited. His art attracted attention of youth, artists, the international community, civil society activists, the media and the general public.

The organization of the exhibition is aimed at complimenting the country’s efforts towards the sustainable development and raising public awareness on the values and principles of the UN.  

Maria Dotsenko, UN Department of Public Information Representative said: “Through Armenian art, we wish to attract public attention to the promotion of the UN values and principles.  Uniting efforts of the seven billion strong family of the world population and uniting our purposes we can together make our world better. Our main aim is to leave no one behind, and to stand for the most vulnerable in the name of global peace and social justice.”

The photographer, Zaven Khachikyan added: “This exhibition is the continuation of my traditional cooperation with the UN Armenia Office. Thanks to UN I was able to once again exhibit my works that are the mirrors of the bright and charismatic Armenians and breathtaking Armenian landscapes. The photos were taken during 20 years of Armenian independence.”

The exhibition will be open to the public for until 4 November, 2011 on Mondays to Fridays from 15:00 till 17:00.

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