In a joint event held by the Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC)-Tehran, some 40 researchers, students and members of IAUNS were briefed about retrieving the UN-related information and documentation, AVA Diplomatic reports.
The discussion focused on peace and security and it was held on International Day of Peace 21 September 2017 at the UN building.
At the beginning of the session, UN Secretary-General’s video message on International Day of Peace was screened. Then University of Tehran professor Dr. Amir-Saed Vakil delivered a speech on “A Review on the Evolution of the Concept of International Peace and Security” followed by some question and answer.
UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami elaborated on an overview of peace and security as a global issue and its related links such as University for peace. Then the participants navigated through the webpage of “Maintaining International Peace and Security” including Security Council, General Assembly, peacekeeping, Peacebuilding Commission, countering terrorism and disarmament.
Ms. Ghaemmaghami also explained how to retrieve UN documentation and information from Dag Hammarskjold Library’s (DHL) web page and gave an overview of document symbols and important information-searching tools located through DHL resources and databases, including the United Nations Bibliographic Information System (UNBISnet), Official Document System(ODS).