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Year 2000,
International Year for
the Culture of Peace

Manifesto 2000

Education for a Culture of Peace

Peace, Human
Rights, Democracy
and Tolerance

Peace and New
Dimensions of

Women and a
Culture of Peace

Intercultural Dialogue
and Pluralism for a
Culture of Peace


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Annex I


14 May 1999 (Friday) - DAY 1

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:30 : Opening of the Workshop

  • + Opening Speech by H.E. Mr Nguyen Dy Nien, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and President of the Viet Nam National Commission for UNESCO,
  • + Message from UNESCO Director-General and Welcome Speech by Mrs Rosamaria Durand, Representative of UNESCO Director General
  • + Welcome Remarks by H.E. Mr. Nguyen Khanh, Former Vice-Prime Minister, Head of the Government's Administrative Reform Commission
  • + Self-introduction by the Guest of Honor and participants.
  • + Group-photo session

09:30 - 09:45 Coffee Break

09:45 - 09:50 Election of Office Bearers.

09:50 - 11:40 UNESCO Presentations on the Concept of a Culture of Peace :

  • + by Mrs R.M. Durand, Representative of the UNESCO Director-General
  • + by Mr E. Matoko, UNESCO Senior Specialist on the Culture of Peace

11:40 - 12:00 Discussion.

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:40 Theme Paper "Viet Nam - A Peaceful Nation" by Mr Duong Trung Quoc, Secretary-General of the Viet Nam Association of History Studies

14:40 - 15:10 Theme Paper "Some Initial Ideas on Peace and A Culture of Peace" by Mr Nguyen Van Huynh, Vice-President of the Viet Nam Peace Committee

15:10 - 16:00 Theme Paper "Vietnamese Laws and Peace" by Dr Vu Duc Khien, Member of the Standing Committee, Chairman of the N.A. Committee for Legal Affairs

16:00 - 16:20 Coffee Break

16:20 - 17:00 Theme Paper "President Ho Chi Minh - A Resplendent Personification of the Culture of Peace" by Prof Song Thanh, Director of the Ho Chi Minh Research Institute

17:00 - 17:30 General Discussion

18:00 - 20:30 Dinner hosted by the President of the Viet Nam National Commission for UNESCO

15 May 1999 (Saturday) - DAY 2

08:30 - 09:30 Theme Paper "The Culture of Peace of the Vietnamese" by Mrs Dang Thi Thanh Huong, Vice Chairwoman of the N.A. Commission for Culture, Education, Youth and Children

09:30 - 10:30 Theme Paper "Hanoi - A Culture of Peace City" by Dr Luu Minh Tri, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30 Theme Paper "Education of Peace in the Vietnamese Schools" by Prof Dr Vu Ngoc Hai, Vice Minister of Education and Training, Vice President of the Viet Nam National Commission for UNESCO

11:30 - 12:00 Discussion.

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Theme Paper "Vietnamese Women and Peace" by Mrs Dao Thi Nhien, Member of the Presidium of the Viet Nam Women's Union, Director of the Viet Nam Women's Museum

15:00 - 15:40 Theme Paper "Vietnamese Aspiration for Peace in Folklore" by Prof. Dr. To Ngoc Thanh, Secretary-General of the Union of the Vietnamese Literature and Arts Associations

15:40 - 16:10 Discussion

16:10 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:00 Closing of the Workshop

  • + Recommendations by the Participants
  • + Adoption of the draft of Hanoi Statement on the Culture of Peace
  • + Closing Remarks by the Chairperson of the Workshop
  • + Remarks by UNESCO Representative
  • + Remarks by Participants.
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