03.07.2014 - UNESCO Office in Hanoi

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.

Vice Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien led the friendly ceremony which included representatives from the various departments of MOET and noted that the agreement “will strengthen the inclusive, cooperative relationship between MOET and UN in general and UNESCO in particular.”

Vice Minister Hien went on to praise the efforts of UNESCO in Viet Nam and thanked the UNESCO Representative, Dr. Katherine Muller-Marin, for ensuring effective cooperation between UNESCO and the Ministry towards successful joint activities.

The UNESCO Representative lauded successes by the Government of Viet Nam towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and increasing Viet Nam’s global competitiveness in education. Dr. Muller-Marin reiterated UNESCO Viet Nam’s dedication to supporting further Education Sector efforts and promoting harmonized and coordinated results with other development partners.

MOET and UNESCO agreed to continue working on completing the Education for All goals by 2015 and developing the post-2015 agenda. Joint efforts will be carried out on Education Sector Planning, Education Joint Sector Review, improving national reporting systems on education financing, the Education for Sustainable Development Initiative (including Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation and Biodiversity Conservation and Regeneration education), in addition to working on Gender-Based Violence and bullying in schools, Heritage Education, and studies on Innovation on Education, among other priorities.

UNESCO and MOET will also work together to seek funding for ICTs in Education and Open Educational Resources (OERs), quality assurance and accreditation in higher education, and technical and vocational education as well as supporting girls’ education.

For more information, please contact Thang Vu Chien, Assistant to the UNESCO Representative in Viet Nam at: vc.thang@unesco.org

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