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Iran, UN have excellent cooperation in space technology: envoy

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 23, IRNA -- Representative of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) said here on Sunday that Iran and UN enjoy excellent cooperation in aerospace technology.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the international workshop on using space technology for improving public health, Viktor Kotelnikov added that Iran has a 3,000-year history of activities in the field of hygiene and health.

With the progress of science and technology in the fields, scientists have concluded that space technology can be used for improving human health, he said, noting that for the same reason Iran and the UN have organized the third workshop on spatial technology.

Addressing the same gathering, Chancellor of Shahid Beheshti Medical Sciences University, Hassan Abulqasemi (pictured) said that to administer justice across the world, all the poor and war-stricken countries should be provided with medical facilities and it is possible through distant medical and space technology.

Iran is ready to cooperate with World Health Organization in the field of controlling diseases, he noted.

International Workshop ‘Using Spatial Technology for Improving Public Health’ opened on October 23 and will work until October 26.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs is an organization of the General Assembly charged with implementing the Assembly's outer space-related policies. It is located in the United Nations Office in Vienna.

The entity was initially created as a small expert unit within the Secretariat to service the ad hoc Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space established by the General Assembly in its resolution 1348 (XIII) of 13 December 1958.

The office implements the decisions of the General Assembly and of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

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