Conference reviews UNESCO Vietnam’s activities in 2019

  •  Monday, January 20, 2020

The Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO (UNESCO Vietnam) organised a conference in Hanoi on January 16 to review the UNESCO Vietnam’s activities in 2019 and propose the plans for 2020.

At the event
At the event

In 2019, the world situation continued to have many complicated developments, with fierce competition between major countries. This has reduced confidence in multilateralism and international law. At this time, Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Viet Nam Michael Croft said that the office is facing limitations in human resources and budget allocation for the fields of information communication and national and social science, making it difficult to actively participate in forums and UNESCO projects in the international arena. However, he believes that with the support of UNESCO Vietnam, relevant sub-committees and agencies of Vietnam, the Hanoi office can overcome these difficulties.

At the meeting, Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh, Vice President of UNESCO Vietnam, assessed the effectiveness of the organisation regarding activities in 2019, such as: Proactively participating in UNESCO and member countries' issues of common concern; contributing to raising Vietnam's image in the international arena, while protecting the interests of the country; and strengthening Vietnam-UNESCO relations.

In 2019, the finalising of the UNESCO-recognition dossier for Vietnam’s heritages has achieved encouraging results, contributing to asserting Vietnam's cultural identity and enriching cultural diversity and human creativity. Ministries, branches and localities have focused on effective management of UNESCO-recognised titles. In order to promote heritage values for sustainable development and the preservation of national identity, ministries, branches and localities have focused on the effective management of UNESCO-recognised titles.

On the basis of summarising, drawing experience and evaluating the activities of the last year, UNESCO Vietnam identified a number of operational orientations for 2020.

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