Nassrine Azimi to step down as director of UNITAR Hiroshima office

by Miho Kuwajima, Staff Writer

It was learned on June 18 that Nassrine Azimi, director of the Hiroshima office of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR, headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland), has decided to step down at the end of this month due to health reasons. Her successor has yet to be named.

Ms. Azimi was born in Iran in 1959. After working as a senior program coordinator at UNITAR headquarters, she assumed, in July 2003, the post of the first director of the UNITAR Hiroshima office, the first U.N.-related organization to be opened in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions. The Hiroshima office has pursued its mission by organizing workshops on post-conflict reconstruction and the conservation of World Heritage Sites and forging close ties with the city of Hiroshima.

Ms. Azimi will stay in Hiroshima as UNITAR Senior Advisor and offer input on the activities of the UNITAR Hiroshima office.

(Originally published on June 19, 2009)

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