UNESCO to help Ha Noi become a creative center of Southeast Asia


VGP – Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue highly appreciated UNESCO’s activities in Viet Nam over recent times during a reception for UNESCO Representative to Viet Nam Michael Croft on September 9.

Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue (R) and UNESCO Representative to Viet Nam Michael Croft

Ha Noi was honored to be recognized by UNESCO as a “City for Peace” and included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, the official said, hailing this as a motivation for Ha Noi to develop more sustainably and rapidly in the near future.

For his part, Croft congratulated Viet Nam and Ha Noi in particular on their achievements in the fight against COVID-19.

He said during its development process, Ha Noi has paid due attention to upholding the values of cultural heritages, adding that by including Ha Noi in the Creative Cities Network, UNESCO wishes to further promote such values to build Ha Noi into a creative center of Southeast Asia and Asia based on the values of heritages, culture and peace, and a dynamic and creative city worth living in the 21st century.

To realize the aforementioned goal, UNESCO is working on a project with the three main pillars of education, urbanization, and culture and soft power that has attracted the attention of some partners, including those in Viet Nam, according to Croft. 

Under the project, UNESCO will help to connect Ha Noi with other countries in the world as well as with international partners and those who are interested in the city’s development, he emphasized.

Politburo member Hue spoke highly of the UNESCO project, noting that it matches with Ha Noi’s development strategy until 2030, with a vision to 2045.

Ha Noi will coordinate with UNESCO in the time ahead to organize workshops to complete the UNESCO project as well as to mobilize resources to realize it, he said.

The official added that Ha Noi is also promoting the building of the capital’s initiative network with the aim of gathering ideas and initiatives from experts, scientists and Ha Noi lovers for the city’s construction and development./.

By Vien Nhu