Vietnam was elected to the Intergovernmental Committee of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage with the highest number of votes, in the second time taking on this responsibility.
The member states of the Convention on the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Convention 2003) on July 6 elected Vietnam as a member of the Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 Convention for the term of 2022-2026 with 120 votes, the highest. among the winning countries, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The vote was held during the 9th session of the General Assembly of the Convention in Paris, France.
The Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 Convention, consisting of 24 members, is UNESCO’s key executive body for the protection of the intangible cultural heritage, responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Convention, and proposing measures to protect it. intangible heritage, international assistance, consideration of registration submissions… for adoption by the General Assembly of the Convention.
Ambassador Le Thi Hong Van, head of the Vietnamese permanent delegation to UNESCO, said that as a member of the Intergovernmental Committee for the 2022-2026 term, Vietnam will have favorable conditions to contribute further. aimed at perfecting and implementing the objectives and priorities of the Convention, raising the importance of intangible cultural heritage.
This is the second time Vietnam has taken on this responsibility at the executive agency
cultural significance of UNESCO, demonstrating Vietnam’s increasing position and prestige in the international arena as well as recognizing Vietnam’s contribution in its relationship with UNESCO.
The 2003 Convention is an important legal tool that contributes to orienting and supporting Vietnam to issue important guidelines and policies, suitable for the protection and promotion of intangible cultural heritage.