Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura awarded diplomas and medals to colleagues who had completed 25 and 30 years of service to UNESCO at a June 14 ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

29 individuals joined UNESCO or the UN in 1975, including Mrs Marielle Richon and Mrs Silvia Simmonds of the World Heritage Centre.

62 individuals joined UNESCO or the UN in 1980, including Mrs Margarita Gonzalez Lombardo and Mrs Elizabeth Wangari.

Congratulations!

From left to right: Mrs Gonzalez Lombardo, Mrs Wangari and Mrs Richon. Not pictured: Mrs Silvia Simmonds.