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

Vietnam is elected as a member of the Executive Council of UNESCO - Photo 1.

Mr. Mai Phan Dung – Secretary General of the UNESCO Vietnam National Committee – gave an interview about Vietnam’s election as a member of the UNESCO Executive Council – Photo: VNA

With a very high number of votes, 163/178, equivalent to 92%, this is the 5th time that Vietnam has been elected a member of the UNESCO Executive Council.

According to Mr. Mai Phan Dung – Secretary General of the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO, Director General of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and head of the Vietnamese delegation to the 41st UNESCO General Assembly – The fact that Vietnam becomes a member of the Executive Council shows the country’s increasing position and prestige in the international arena, and is the recognition of the international community for Vietnam’s contributions to the relationship with Vietnam. UNESCO.

This is the result of Vietnam’s comprehensive and extensive foreign policy of multilateralization, diversification and international integration, as well as the result of a methodical and synchronous implementation of the candidacy plan in Vietnam. a few year ago.

Mr. Dung said that becoming a member of the Executive Council is a good opportunity for Vietnam to demonstrate its “double responsibility” in protecting national interests and taking advantage of UNESCO’s ideas and initiatives to serve the cause. to build and develop the country in a sustainable, synchronous and comprehensive manner. At the same time, Vietnam will have the opportunity to make substantial contributions to international issues that UNESCO is interested in promoting.

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

Dung added that in this term 2021-2025, Vietnam will contribute more actively and actively to UNESCO’s major programs and orientations in five fields of education, culture, and natural science. , social science and information communication.

At the same time, affirming the role and prestige of Vietnam at UNESCO in particular and in the international arena in general, thereby contributing to the successful implementation of the Resolution of the 13th National Congress of the Party, Resolution No. 22 -NQ/TW of the Politburo on international integration and Directive No. 25-CT/TW of the Secretariat on promoting and elevating multilateral external relations to 2030.

The 58-member Executive Council is UNESCO’s key executive body, responsible for formulating the organization’s short- and medium-term programmes, plans and budgets, and voting on candidates for the directorate. Director of UNESCO for approval by the UNESCO General Assembly.


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