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UNESCO Director-General fostering greater collaboration with Viet Nam and One UN

Ha Noi, 25 August 2017 – During joint reviews of existing cooperation with national authorities, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has emphasized the Organization’s readiness to exploring new possibilities for programming to meet emerging priorities for Viet Nam. With UN partners, the recent relocation of the Organization to the Green One UN House demonstrates that the Organization is committed to doing so within the Delivering as One Initiative.

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First UNESCO Category 2 Centres in Viet Nam officially inaugurated

Ha Noi, 24 August 2017 – Following the official signing ceremony led by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and the Minister of Science of Technology of Viet Nam, H.E. Chu Ngoc Anh, the International Centre of Research and Postgraduate Training in Mathematics and the International Centre of Physics are now recognized as Category 2 Centres under the auspices of UNESCO.

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Preliminary findings on teacher policies in mountainous and disadvantaged areas in Viet Nam

Ha Noi, 1 August 2017 – The Department of Teachers and Education Administrator (DTEA), Ministry of Education and Training, presented preliminary analysis and recommendations concluded from a survey on the impact of teacher policies on primary and secondary education in disadvantaged areas. The survey completed in June 2017 provides a foundation for policy recommendations to better address the needs of teachers and learning environments in impoverished regions of Viet Nam.

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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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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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