Vietnam hopes to receive further UNESCO support, especially in
the areas of education, and preservation and restoration of heritage sites, says
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.
Nhan made the request while receiving Eric Falt, UNESCO Assistant
Director-General for External Relations and Public Information, in Hanoi on June
He thanked the UN organisation for its practical contribution to implementing
UNESCO-funded programs in Vietnam, including those on education for all,
education for sustainable development, and finalisation of policies on
protection of cultural and natural heritage sites.
Falt acknowledged the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO for its efforts to
seek and maintain the country’s distinctive cultural, education and scientific
values, helping to enrich the global cultural heritage system.
Eric Falt is in Hanoi for ceremonies to mark the 35th anniversary of the Vietnam
National Commission for UNESCO and grant UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage
Certificate to Thanh Hoa province’s Ho Dynasty Citadel.
He is scheduled to attend a consultative meeting of UNESCO National Committees
in the Asia-Pacific region.
Vietnam has 7 world cultural and natural heritages, 6 world intangible cultural
heritages, 8 world biosphere reserves, 3 global documentary heritages, and 1