Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan made the statement on Friday while meeting with UNESCO Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information Eric Falt who is now in Vietnam to attend the 35th anniversary of the National Commission for UNESCO
Deputy Nguyen Thien Nhan praises UNESCO’s contributions to socio-economic development in Vietnam
He also thanked the UN organization for its practical contributions to implementing UNESCO-funded programs in Vietnam, including those on education for all, education for sustainable development, and development of policies on protection of cultural and natural heritage sites.
UNESCO have recognized seven world cultural and natural heritages, six world intangible cultural heritages, eight world biosphere reserves, three global documentary heritages, and one global geo-park in Vietnam.
The recognition of these heritages has helped raise local residents’ awareness of protecting and preserving them and expand opportunities for socio-economic development.
The Deputy Prime Minister hopec that the UN organization would continue providing assistance for Vietnam, particularly for the fields of education, preservation and restoration of cultural heritages.
By Thuy Dung