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Ninh Binh seeks UNESCO’s enhanced support in heritage preservation

Ninh Binh, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, wants to integrate into the global network of heritage cities and towns to learn preservation and tourism development experiences through UNESCO.

UNESCO director's posts about Vietnam receive thousands of likes

When UNESCO’s Director General Audrey Azouley visited in Vietnam, she posted seven statuses on her X page about Vietnam which received many likes and retweets. This is one of the quickest ways to popularize Vietnam.

Vietnam elected as Vice Chair of UNESCO's key committee

Vietnam was elected as the Vice Chair of the UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage on December 8 during the committee's 18th session in Kasane, Botswana.

Seven Vietnamese figures celebrated by UNESCO

A total of seven famed Vietnamese historical figures have been honoured by UNESCO for their contributions to the planet and wider society.

UNESCO supports Vietnam in developing vision, strategy for social sciences

The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO on November 28 organised a capacity building workshop on developing vision and strategy for social sciences from UNESCO’s view.

UNESCO to memorialize progenitor of Viet Nam’s traditional medicine

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will honor Progenitor of Vietnamese traditional medicine Hai Thuong Lan Ong Le Huu Trac in 2024 on the occasion of his 300th birth anniversary.

Vietnam elected member of World Heritage Committee for 2023-2027 tenure

Vietnam secured a seat at the World Heritage Committee for the 2023-2027 tenure with the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific region.

Vietnam elected Vice President of UNESCO General Conference

Vietnam was elected a Vice President of the 42nd session of the UNESCO’s General Conference, representing the Asia-Pacific, on November 8.

Sa Huynh civilisation relic site seeks UNESCO recognition

The central province of Quang Ngai is building dossiers to seek UNESCO’s recognition of Sa Huynh civilisation relic site as a world heritage.

Hoi An, Da Lat join UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam, and Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong have been named in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in terms of music, and crafts and folk art, respectively.

Tuyen Lam to become UNESCO-recognised outstanding Asia-Pacific tourism area

The Tuyen Lam Lake National Tourism Area in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has met all UNESCO criteria to become an outstanding tourism area in Asia-Pacific.

Hoi An seeks membership of UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Hoi An is compiling a dossier to seek the recognition of this city, located in the central province of Quang Nam, as a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of craft and folk arts.

Da Lat moves to join UNESCO Creative Cities Network

An international consultation workshop was held on June 8 to help compile a dossier seeking membership of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, in the field of music.

Via Ba Chua Xu festival nominated for UNESCO recognition

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced that the Via Ba Chua Xu festival in An Giang Province will be selected to be Vietnam’s nomination in 2024 for UNESCO's recognition as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Vietnam elected vice president of Asia-Pacific UNESCO Clubs and Associations

Vietnam has been elected vice president of the Asia-Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations (AFUCA) at the federation’s 26th executive board meeting held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on April 2.

Hanoi seeks support from UNESCO in restoration of Kinh Thien Palace

Hanoi asked for continued support from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) for a project to restore Kinh Thien Palace in the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi, which was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.

HCM City eyes UNESCO recognition as World Book Capital

HCM City has great potential to become a UNESCO ‘World Book Capital’ thanks to having a number of venues and events promoting reading, according to local officials.

HCM City expects to become World Book Capital in 2025

Ho Chi Minh City is planning to apply for the title of UNESCO World Book Capital (WBC) in 2025, according to Lam Dinh Thang, Director of the municipal Department of Information and Communications.

UNESCO ready to help Lang Son build global geopark dossier

UNESCO experts are willing to share experience and support the northern mountainous province of Lang Son to build a dossier for a global geopark, UNESCO Representative to Vietnam Christian Manhart pledged on February 23.

Vietnam elected vice chair of UNESCO committee for cultural diversity protection

Vietnam has been elected vice chair of the 24-member UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, representing the Asia-Pacific region.