Vietnam affirms its prestige with high votes at UNESCO

Vietnam affirms its prestige with high votes at UNESCO - Photo 1.

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son – Photo: WORLD AND VIETNAM Newspapers

On November 17, within the framework of the 41st UNESCO General Assembly session in Paris (France), Vietnam was elected a member of the UNESCO Executive Council for the term 2021-2025 with 163/178 votes, ranked 6th. /27 countries elected.

“This is a good opportunity to promote cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO, take advantage of UNESCO’s ideas, initiatives and resources, open up ‘new development spaces’ for Vietnam, and contribute to improving the living standard of Vietnam. living the spirit of society and creating a favorable basis for our country to fulfill the set sustainable development goals”, Minister Bui Thanh Son replied to the press about the above important event.

Minister Bui Thanh Son recognized UNESCO as one of the important specialized organizations of the United Nations (UN), with the function of promoting cooperation in education, science, culture and information – communication.

According to Mr. Bui Thanh Son, along with the recent election to prestigious multilateral organizations and institutions, the 5th time that Vietnam assumes the role of a member of the UNESCO Executive Council is of great significance in many aspects. .

“Our country’s election to the Executive Council of UNESCO with a very high number of votes affirms Vietnam’s position and prestige in the international arena. It shows that the international community supports Vietnam’s active participation in the activities of international organizations, including UN organizations,” emphasized Minister Bui Thanh Son.

Mr. Bui Thanh Son also said that the role of a member of the Executive Council of UNESCO will create conditions for Vietnam to directly participate in the process of building and approving important decisions of UNESCO, thereby opening up opportunities for agreement. It is in our interests to ensure the highest interests of the nation – the nation.

“As a member of the UNESCO Executive Council, Vietnam will continue to promote its sense of responsibility, proactively and actively contribute to UNESCO’s activities, especially in important issues, which are recognized by UNESCO. and interested member countries,” said Mr. Bui Thanh Son.

Specifically, Vietnam will participate in reforms to enhance democracy, transparency and enhance UNESCO’s reputation, develop policies and find solutions to protect and promote the interests of member countries.

In addition, Vietnam will contribute to the current key programs of UNESCO such as: standards on ethics for artificial intelligence (AI), education for sustainable development, conservation and promotion of heritage values. cultural property…

Vietnam is elected as a member of the Executive Council of UNESCO Vietnam is elected as a member of the Executive Council of UNESCO

TTO – On November 17, within the framework of the 41st UNESCO General Assembly session in Paris (France), Vietnam was elected a member of the Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. UNESCO) for the term 2021-2025.

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