UNESCO values Vietnam’s contributions

06/05/2017
Vietnam has made practical and concrete contributions to realising the mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the head of the UN agency said. 
 UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova made the praise during her April 28th reception for President of Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO - Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung, who leads the Vietnamese delegation to the 201st session of UNESCO Executive Board in Paris from April 19th-May 5th.
Vietnam has always been among the leading nations in implementing successful the programs and activities of the UN agency, she said.
On the occasion, Trung expressed his pleasure at the growing cooperative relations between Vietnam and UNESCO, particularly in implementing the cooperation agreement jointly signed in 2015. 
He affirmed that Vietnam will continue actively participating in the organisation’s activities, while expressing his hope for continued UNESCO’s support for Vietnam in education, science, culture and information.
Trung expressed his thanks to Irina Bokova for her contribution to strengthening relations between Vietnam and UNESCO, and invited Bokova to visit Vietnam to discuss measures to enhance bilateral cooperation.
The UNESCO Executive Board’s 201st session discussed implementation of UNESCO’s programmes and orientations, drafted plans and budgets for 2018-2021, and prepared for the 39th session of the General Conference slated for November.
Also during the session, the Executive Board interviewed nine candidates for the UNESCO General Director post for the tenure 2017-2021. One of the candidates is Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau of Vietnam.
During the session’s meetings, Deputy Foreign Minister Trung suggested UNESCO continue contributing to peacekeeping activities and tackling newly arising challenges such as increasing terrorist activities and extremism development.
Vietnam also called for strengthening connection between the development agenda of the United Nations and UNESCO activities, and more experience sharing in mobilizing resources for projects and programs./.


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John Smith 6/5/17 21:23

Việt Nam has continued to develop a positive role in UNESCO in 2016, and always endeavours to make substantive contributions to the organisation’s activities.

Gentle Moon 6/5/17 21:24

Việt Nam has actively participated in most UNESCO forums, over all of its five sectors including education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information.

LawrenceSamuels 6/5/17 21:26

The country is a member of the UNESCO Executive Board and also a member of the World Heritage Committee which establishes the sites to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Jane smartnic 6/5/17 21:26

Thanks to its active participation in those forums, Việt Nam could successfully defend the country’s interests and its heritage dossiers.

yobro yobro 6/5/17 21:28

The contributions of Việt Nam National Commission for UNESCO on multilateral forums of UNESCO have strongly contributed to enhancing the image of Việt Nam and its position on the international scene.

Love Peace 6/5/17 21:29

In 2017, the Việt Nam National Commission for UNESCO will continue to strengthen and enhance the role of Việt Nam in multilateral forums by assuming important roles in UNESCO’s most powerful bodies including the Executive Board, the World Heritage Committee, and in particular the 39th UNESCO General Conference in Paris in November.

MaskOf Zero 6/5/17 21:29

Việt Nam hopes to receive further UNESCO support, especially in the areas of education, and preservation and restoration of heritage sites.

Only Solidar 6/5/17 22:08

Viet Nam supports the issuance of a statement on cultural diversity and on the respect of the basic principles of national independence, sovereignty and self-determination in solving political, economic, cultural and human rights problems and preventing the use or imposition of cultural values in any form as tools of political manoeuvres.

Pack Cassiopian 6/5/17 22:09

The organisation give more assistance to national UNESCO Committees of developing countries, chiefly in training young workers, thus improving the efficiency of UNESCO's operation.

Pack Cassiopian 6/5/17 22:10

Vietnam is day by day confirming its role on international arena.

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