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Hoi An hosts International Conference on Urban Heritage Conservation and Development

Hoi An City, 14 June 2017 – With the participation of the Government of Viet Nam, experts, UNESCO and UN Habitat, an international conference on Urban Heritage Conservation and Development was organized for the review of the Hoi An Declaration 2003 and 2009 on Conservation of Historic Districts in Asia and evaluation of progress achieved. Collected review and analysis of the Declarations contributed to the development of the 2017 Hoi An Declaration on Urban Heritage Conservation and Development in Asia.

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Say No to Plastic Bags Campaign launched in celebration of World Oceans Day

Cham Island, 8 June 2017 – In celebration of World Oceans Day and welcoming the 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival (9 to 14 June), officials from Quang Nam Province, Hoi An Province, and UNESCO together launched the public campaign “Say No to plastic bags” contributing to Viet Nam’s Sea and Islands week.

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UNESCO supports Aeterna film production promoting human and cultural diversity

Ha Noi, 7 June 2017 - From May 31 to June 6 2017, UNESCO in collaboration with the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism provided support to the shooting of the movie, Aeterna, produced by FASAD, a Swedish production company, in four locations of Viet Nam. The cinematic odyssey celebrates human and cultural diversity on the planet, with images shot in 13 countries.

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Viet Nam commits to effectively safeguard practices related to the Việt beliefs in the Mother Goddesses of Three Realms

Nam Dinh, 2 April 2017 – A ceremony to hand over the UNESCO certificate to Viet Nam was organized following Decision 11.COM 10.b.37 by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage at its 11th Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on inscription of the element on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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Education, Museum and Media Officers lead planning of action plans and communication campaigns promoting Gender Equality

Thach That, 23-24 February 2017 – Representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), the Vietnamese Women’s Museum (VWM), National Institute of Education Management and Voice of Vietnam (VOV) addressed gender issues in planning and management during a training workshop led by UNESCO Ha Noi. The training which comprised of 6 major sessions resulted in the development of action plans, communication campaigns and analyses of legal documents and policies using gender lens. » Read the full story

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Radio is You: Viet Nam celebrates World Radio Day promoting inclusion and diversity

Ha Noi, 13 February 2017 - On the occasion of World Radio Day (WRD) more than 250 Vietnamese media managers, professionals, university lecturers, students and representatives of international and national organizations contributed to key dialogues on the transformative power of radio as a means of communication on societal issues such as gender equality. Speakers and participants emphasized the importance of engaging a more dynamic audience, ensuring that the views and diversity of its spectators are well presented and promoted.

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