18.04.2014 - UNESCO Office in Hanoi

A broad, comprehensive Initiative for a more resilient, sustainable Viet Nam


The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), UNESCO and Samsung Education for Sustainable Development Initiative in Viet Nam is a US$1 million, two-year initiative making significant progress to strengthen the education system and local community responses to the challenges of climate change, disasters and biodiversity loss in Viet Nam.


As UNESCO’s largest country-level Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) intervention, the Initiative has made significant progress in creating an enabling environment for ESD through awareness raising of parents, teachers, community members, local authorities and media and linking them to school and community activities.

The Initiative began its actions in primary schools in coastal Thua Thien – Hue Province, a region hit hard by the adverse effects of climate change and disasters and which will serve as reference for further national implementation and international replication.  

The Initiative is part of a global agreement between UNESCO and Samsung that aims to enhance education system responses to contemporary challenges to sustainable development. Viet Nam is the first country to benefit from the agreement.  

A recently launched summary describing the Initiative’s components, strategy and achievements can be found in the links below.  

To read the English version, click here.

To read the Vietnamese version, click here.



For more information, please contact:

Pauline Patte

ESD Initiative Programme Manager

UNESCO Ha Noi Office

23, Cao Ba Quat Street

E-mail: p.patte(at)unesco.org


Vu Chien Thang

Assistant to the UNESCO Representative to Viet Nam

UNESCO Ha Noi Office

23, Cao Ba Quat Street

E-mail: .vc.thang@unesco.org 

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