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Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex recognized as a World Heritage Site

Ha Noi, 25 June 2014 – Situated on the southern shore of the Red River delta, Trang An is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, some of which are submerged, and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. The Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex is the 8th UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site in Vietnam and the first that falls into the category of having both natural and cultural importance.

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School children contribute to the environmental well-being of their communities

Ha Noi, 25 July 2014 - In Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve students, parents and community members are collectively taking action to respond to climate change challenges in their locality and advocate for environmental awareness and practices, through mainstreaming Education for Sustainable Development in school and extra-curricular activities.

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Education for Sustainable Development to support schools and communities

Hue City, 5 May 2014 – Coordination between schools and local authorities has been enhanced as a result of a half-day workshop on Education for Sustainable Development. Through participatory methodologies, participants produced recommendations on how to increase their support of schools and their surrounding communities to make them more prepared, resilient and sustainable.

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UNESCO and MOET sign agreement for joint work plan until 2015

Ha Noi, 3 July 2014 – The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and UNESCO have signed the joint work plan for the next two years and agreed to support Viet Nam in its endeavor of undertaking fundamental and comprehensive reform towards building an inclusive and sustainable learning society.

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MOET, UNESCO and Samsung: A broad, comprehensive Initiative for a more resilient, sustainable Viet Nam

Ha Noi, April 2014 - 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. Discover more about its progress and achievements reading the recently launched summary.

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Developing Signature Products and Craft Village Tourism in Quang Nam

Hoi An, 12 March 2014 - The Project Completion Workshop on “Development of Signature Products and Craft Village Tourism in Quang Nam Province” was co-organized by Quang Nam People’s Committee and UNESCO office in Vietnam on 12 March 2014 at Hoi An Historic Hotel, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province. Participants of the Workshop are officials from provincial and local government agencies, representatives of the cooperatives union, craft villages and hospitality enterprises with strong commitment to support the craft sector in Quang Nam.

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