UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Ugochi Daniels invited children of UN staff to mark the UN Day together with the UN family on 25 October 2018 at the UN Office in Tehran.
“When I spoke to these very curious and bright children, I thought how proud I am to serve United Nations and what an important mission we have. I reflected how fortunate I was as a young Nigerian girl to grow up in a family which provided me with the love, freedom and opportunity to grow, study and develop professionally and personally. As an adult, I am blessed to have the support of my loving husband and three children without which, I would never achieve such high-level positions at UN,” Ms. Ugochi Daniels said.
With a big smile Ms. Daniels gave children her special awards for their correct answers – hugs. She added: “I am impressed how quickly these bright kids picked up new facts about the organization, where their dear parents have the honor to serve. It was a special day for our big multilingual and multinational UN family and it was also my first UN Day celebration in Iran.”
The event was organized by the UN Communications Group and Staff Association.
Age-appropriate discussions and games were led by Sadaf Nikzad and Neda Mobara from the Office of Resident Coordinator, Mohammad Moghadam, Sadeq Isfahani from UN Information Centre (UNIC) and UNIC interns.
More than 30 UN kids learned about Universal Declaration of Human Rights, importance of environment protection and scarred water resources. They were delighted to learn that Iran was among the UN founding Member States and about UN-Iran partnership.
Kids were learning via interactive discussions, organized after screening of UN Secretary-General message dedicated to the UN Day and specially selected cartoons and videos.