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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

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.

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Viet Nam to accelerate the implementation of its national programme on geoparks with a focus on Cao Bang in 2017

Ha Noi, 3 January 2017 – In recognition of good practices of Viet Nam’s first Global Geopark, the Dong Van Karst Plateau, Viet Nam’s National Commission for UNESCO (NatCom) invited UNESCO’s support in strengthening Cao Bang’s geopark management systems, particularly in introducing tools and methodologies in facilitating local people’s and stakeholder engagement in comprehensive management plans allowing for the preservation of geological heritage and socio-economic development.

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Books for Rural Areas of Viet Nam Programme honored as winner of the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize

Ha Noi, 16 December 2016 - The Center for Knowledge Assistance and Community Development (CKACD), has been honored for receiving the 2016 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize for its programme Books for rural areas of Viet Nam, building libraries in rural and disadvantaged areas to help the neo-literate maintain their reading capacity.

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UNESCO pilot community-based cultural activities contribute to enhancing quality of cultural infrastructures and cultural life in Quang Nam

Dien Ban, Quang Nam Province, 9 December 2016 – UNESCO Viet Nam in coordination with the Quang Nam Coordination Office for National Target Program on New Rural Development (NRD) organized the final review workshop in Dien Ban District, Quang Nam Province to conclude the 2016 partnership in “Capacity building and supporting pilot community-based cultural activities in rural development in Quang Nam Province”. 

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