Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, October 25, 2010 - The 65th anniversary of the United Nations in Brazil will be celebrated with a photographic exhibition which tells the story of cooperation between the country and the UN. The exhibition opens on October 25th at the Ministry of External Relations, in Brasilia, and will be attended by the Secretary-General of External Relations, Mr Antonio Patriota, the Resident Coordinator of UN System in Brazil, Mr. Jorge Chediek, government ministers, representatives of the diplomatic corps and agencies, UN funds and programs operating in the country
The exhibition 'Brazil and the United Nations: 65 years of cooperation, 65 years of achievements' features over 85 historical and unpublished photographs and highlights Brazil's participation in the process of creation and consolidation of the UN, which was founded in 1945 and now has192 Member States. Other images depict different projects implemented in cooperation with the United Nations, both in Brazil and abroad, and humanitarian assistance programs in situations of natural disasters and post-conflict reconstruction.
The exposition also pays homage to the Brazilian that dedicated their lives and marked the history of the organization. There are also special modules dedicated to the passage of Brazilian presidents at the UN headquarters in New York, and the Brazilian personalities that are Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors of the various agencies that comprise the UN System. A total of 85 pictures gives an overview about the current and diverse partnership between the UN and Brazil, which currently stands as one of the new leaders of the international community of the XXI century.
The exhibition is now also available at the website specially created to celebrate UN Day: http://www.unicrio.org.br/onu2010
The exhibition "Brazil and the United Nations: 65 years of cooperation, 65 years of achievements" will be open to the public between October 26 and November 7 in the lobby of the Itamaraty's Palace, in Brasilia from 14:00 to 16:30 (between Monday and Friday) and from 10h00 to 15h30 (during weekends and holidays). Admission is free.