Vietnam has been elected to the Executive Council of UNESCO

Vietnam was elected a member of the Executive Council of UNESCO for the term 2021-2025 with a very high number of votes, nearly 92%, ranking 6th out of 27 countries elected.

Vietnam on November 17 was one of 27 countries elected as a member of the Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the 2021-2025 term at the 41st session of the UNESCO General Assembly. in Paris, France, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With 163/178 votes, or nearly 92%, this is the fifth time Vietnam has taken on this role.

Vietnam was a member of the Executive Council of UNESCO for the tenure 1978-1983, 2001-2005, 2009-2013 and 2015-2019.

UNESCO is one of the important specialized organizations of the United Nations, whose function is to promote cooperation in education, science, culture and information – communication. Vietnam was elected a member of the Executive Council of UNESCO right before the National Cultural Conference on November 24.

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son gave an interview today, after Vietnam was elected a member of the UNESCO Executive Council for the 2021-2025 term.  Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son gave an interview today, after Vietnam was elected a member of the UNESCO Executive Council for the 2021-2025 term. Photo: Foreign Office.

“Electing the UNESCO Executive Council with a very high number of votes affirms Vietnam’s position and prestige in the international arena, showing that the international community supports Vietnam’s active participation in international organizations. “, said Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son today. “Becoming a member of the UNESCO Executive Council creates conditions for Vietnam to directly participate in the process of building and approving important UNESCO decisions”.

According to Minister Bui Thanh Son, as a member of the Executive Council, Vietnam will actively and actively contribute to UNESCO’s activities, especially in matters of concern to UNESCO and its member countries such as reform UNESCO, develop policies and find solutions to protect and promote the interests of member countries, and contribute to the current key programs of UNESCO.

“This is also a good opportunity to promote cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO, take advantage of UNESCO’s ideas, initiatives and resources, and open up new development spaces for Vietnam,” said Minister Bui Thanh Son. speak.

According to Mr. Mai Phan Dung, General Secretary of the National Committee of UNESCO Vietnam, in the new term, Vietnam will make more active and proactive contributions to UNESCO’s major programs and orientations in five areas of education, culture, natural sciences, social sciences and information and communication.

Huyen Le

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