UN Geneva Hosts ‘The World in Faces’ Photo Exhibition Sponsored by Nornickel

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Nov 24, 2021 13:00 EST


United Nations Geneva with aid of Nornickel and the Lasting Mission of Russia to the UN in Geneva hosts “The Planet in Faces” image exhibition by the renowned Russian photographer Alexander Khimushin. The artist personally presented a collection in the principal hall of UN Geneva’s Palais des Nations of 170 huge inventive portraits of over 100 representatives of different peoples of the environment, photographed in authentic nationwide costumes in their habitat. A big element of the exhibition is dedicated to the indigenous communities of Russia’s Siberia and the Considerably East.

Tatyana Valovaya, Director-Typical of UN Geneva, Gennady Gatilov, Long lasting Representative of the Russian Federation to UN Geneva, and other officers took section in the exhibition opening ceremony. Indigenous folks of Taimyr (like those depicted in Alexander Khimushin’s photographs) also attended the ceremony. Heiro, the Taimyr Song and Dance Ensemble of the Peoples of the North, an honoured Russian people-art band, done throughout the ceremony.

Nornickel shares the aim of the “World in Faces” project — to tell the earth a story about the indigenous communities, about everyday everyday living, customs, traditions. Numerous of the picture portraits exhibited at the exhibition were taken with the firm’s help in Taimyr, house to the Dolgans, Enets, Nenets, Evenks and Nganasans.

“It is gratifying that the exhibition at the UN this yr can take put as the world celebrates Worldwide Human Rights Working day. It is a great pleasure and honour for me to present my photo venture at the UN, in particular on this momentous day,” stated Alexander Khimushin.

Nornickel, just one of the world’s most significant mining businesses led by Vladimir Potanin, routinely participates in projects intended to foster economic and social advancement of Taimyr’s indigenous communities. In 2020, Nornickel signed a cooperation arrangement with organisations representing the interests of the indigenous communities of the North inhabiting the Taimyr Peninsula for a total of US$27M (RUB 2 bn) around 5 a long time. The programme will operate right until 2024 and involves support for traditional activities, security of the indigenous habitat, and financing of new homes, hospitals, museums, and so forth.

“Nornickel has generally interacted with the indigenous peoples of the Russian North in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual aid. This 12 months, the company’s relations with the indigenous peoples achieved a new level. Based mostly on the UN principles and aims of sustainable development, we study, with the involvement of leading intercontinental experts and the scientific neighborhood, the socio-cultural specifics of indigenous life in Taimyr, and the traditions and historical memory of the peoples residing in the region. This helps us make our guidance to indigenous peoples a lot more focused and helpful. Cultural assignments and assist of traditional folklore and handicrafts are one of the most vital parts of our tasks,” said Mikhail Kuznetsov, Nornickel’s Director of Federal and Regional Programmes.

The photo exhibition will run till December 10, 2021.

Source: MMC Norilsk Nickel