Greetings from Ambassador
Warmly welcome all of you to the official website of the Permanent Delegation of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)!
UNESCO was founded in 1945 with the rationale"Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed". In the same spirit, Viet Nam officially joined UNESCO immediately after its national reunification in 1976. It is obvious that UNESCO was among the first global multilateral institutions that provided platforms for Viet Nam to expand cooperation with other nations of the world and to make the international community better understand the country and its people.
For the past 45 years, cooperation between Viet Nam and UNESCO has been increasingly substantive and effective inall UNESCO's fields of competence, i.e. education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information. Viet Nam is regarded as a reliable partner and responsible member, who hascontributed to a variety of UNESCO important issues, and actively implemented the Organization's programmes and activities.
As Viet Nam is carrying out comprehensive reform, intensive international integration and a more proactive multilateral diplomacy, the United Nations, including UNESCO – one of the most important specialized agencies of the United Nations – has always been a priority in Viet Nam's foreign policy.
With a view to further deepeningthe relations between Viet Nam and UNESCO, we hope that this website will provide you with updates about the bilateral cooperation and activities of the Vietnamese Permanent Delegation to UNESCO, thus helping to bring Viet Nam – a beautiful and dynamic country with friendly and hospitable people –closer to the world and vice versa.
Once again, we wish you good health and continued success.
Le Thi Hong Van
Permanent Delegate of Viet Nam to UNESCO