Vietnam enhances image, role at UNESCO forums

22:57 13/01/2022

The Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO reviewed tasks in 2021 and discussed orientations for 2022 during an online conference on January 12.

Secretary-General of the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO Mai Phan Dung speaks at the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris in November 2021 (Photo: VNA)

Secretary-General of the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO Mai Phan Dung speaks at the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris in November 2021 (Photo: VNA)

At the event, Chairman of the Commission Dang Hoang Giang underlined that Vietnam fulfilled its role as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-21 tenure, demonstrating the image of an active and responsible nation at international forums, including the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).The Vietnam-UNESCO relations have been strengthened, he affirmed.

The complex developments of COVID-19 forced the cancellation of various activities of the commission, and budget of ministries, sectors and localities for related activities were slashed, according to the commission's report.

To promote Vietnam’s image and role at UNESCO forums, protect national interests and capitalise on knowledge so as to build policies and sustainably develop the country, the commission defined some orientations for activities in 2022, such as studying the tendency of cooperation and changes in policies of countries and country groups in UNESCO.

It will give recommendations on policies and strategies to the Government in the expertises of education, culture, science communications and information. The commission is to uphold its role as an active member of the Executive Board of UNESCO for 2021-25 and the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions for 2021-25; and in the implementation of a memorandum of understanding on Vietnam-UNESCO cooperation for the 2021-25.

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