Except ignorant anti-Vietnam elements, Vietnamese are proud to have a UNESCO Chief nominee

27/05/2017

Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau, head of the Foreign Ministry's Culture and UNESCO Department, has been nominated for the director-general position of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the 2017-2021 tenure.
This is the first time a Vietnam diplomat has run for an important position at the UN agency. Pham Sanh Chau was the Vietnamese ambassador to Belgium and the EU from 2011 to 2014. He had engaged in many UNESCO education, culture and heritage activities. In 1999, as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Viet Nam to UNESCO, he contributed remarkably for UNESCO recognizing and giving title “City of Peace” for Hanoi – the capital. He also took part in campaigning for Phong Nha – Ke Bang (famous site of Vietnam) to be recognized by UNESCO as Worldwide Nature Heritage.
Ambassador Chau is proficient in English and French, and used to be translator for numerous high-ranking leaders of Vietnam during 1986-1996.
The nominees are Polad Bulbuloglu (Azerbaijan), Pham Sanh Chau (Vietnam), Moushira Khattab (Egypt), Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kawari (Qatar), Qian Tang (China), Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria (Guatemala), Saleh Al-Hasnawi (Iraq), Vera El Khoury Lacoeuilh (Lebanon) and Audrey Azoulay (France) are among the official candidates.
On 27th April, Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau, the only candidate of Southeast Asia for the position of UNESCO Director General, completed his part in election monitors in this position in the opening plenary session of the Organization of Education, Science and Culture of the United Nations (UNESCO). After 90-minute-interview in Paris (France), Ambassador Chau revealed he among those excellent candidates continue to enter Round 3 for the post. During the interview live broadcasted on UNESCO website, Ambassdor Chau drew out 3 strategic visions in his platform of UNESCO development. Those visions, according to Chau, include peace promotion, reform demand and especially, UNESCO should change the approach, communication measures: “UNESCO need to PR its self”, Chau said. 
He confirmed that if elected, his 1st priority is to ensure UNESCO transparency, without scandal and graft. “If I become new general director (of UNESCO), with your support, I will lead UNESCO to a stronger organization, a more united, worthy and happier general house”, Chau said.
Ending the interview, Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau left sincere sharing: “I come from Vietnam, a country suffering from decades of war but rise up with forgiveness and toleration. I come from Vietnam, a country successfully transformed socio-economic and wish to share our story, a country with desire to make friends with all countries over the world”.
The Director-General is nominated by the Executive Board and appointed by the General Conference for a period of four years. The person to be nominated by the Executive Board shall be chosen by secret ballot, in a vote that will take place during the Board's 202nd session in October 2017. Subsequently, the Chairperson of the Board will inform the General Conference, during its 39th session in November 2017, of the candidate nominated by the Board. The General Conference shall consider this nomination and then elect, by secret ballot, the person proposed by the Executive Board.
UNESCO, a specialized agency of the U.N., was founded in 1945. In education, it works to ensure every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development. Through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity, UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value. It pursues scientific cooperation, such as early warning systems for tsunamis or trans-boundary water management agreements, to strengthen ties between nations and societies. It also strives for democracy, development and human dignity, according to UNESCO.
Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.
We, Vietnamese, should be proud to have a candidate of UNESCO Chief as Ambassador Chau, but, unfortunately, there are some hostile forces and extremist anti-Vietnam individuals abroad have condcuted activities to defame and offend him in an attempt of ruining the campaign. They should remember that above all they are Vietnamese, they should think for the country’s common goods and national interests before lauching their filthy plots. Let’s support for Ambassador Chau to be elected as UNESCO Chief if you are a patriot./.


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John Smith 28/5/17 18:41

Châu said he felt honoured and proud to have been nominated by the party and the state to contend for this position. He was glad to be able to present a strategic vision with reform proposals to help UNESCO adapt and meet challenges, he added.

Gentle Moon 28/5/17 18:43

This is also the first time a Vietnamese diplomat as been put forward to lead a prominent UN agency.

LawrenceSamuels 28/5/17 19:11

Mr Chau is fluent in English and French and used to be an interpreter for many high-ranking officials in the 1986-1996 period. So briliant!

Jane smartnic 28/5/17 19:12

Hope he'll be elected and contribute for UNESCO's agenda in protecting and promoting human rights and democracy.

yobro yobro 28/5/17 19:14

All Vietnamese, at home and abroad, should be proud and support for him. Just reactionary and hostile forces who are so stupid to oppose his campaign.

Love Peace 28/5/17 19:38

Its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.

MaskOf Zero 28/5/17 19:41

Those who oppose ambassador Chau's campaign are not Vietnamese!

Only Solidar 28/5/17 19:42

The ambassador also said UNESCO needs better communication activities to show the world that the organisation not only focuses on cultural and education issues but is also strong in natural and social sciences.

Pack Cassiopian 28/5/17 19:49

National prestige and interests must be put above all hatred and disagreements, if you are Vietnamese!

Deck Hero14 28/5/17 20:59

Chau has introduced Vietnam’s history, socio-economic accomplishments, and foreign policy of independence, autonomy, and persification and multilateralisation of relations.

Wazina Zha 12/10/17 23:27

Lol , so many foreigners never understand those and are always duped .
Those always consider these as foolish and never know this .

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