Vietnam elected to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage committee

Vietnam was elected to the Intergovernmental Board for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage for the 2022-2026 term, making this the 2nd time it has tackled the obligation.
Vietnam was chosen as a participant of the Intergovernmental Board of the 2003 Convention with 120 votes, the highest possible amongst selected countries, according to a declaration from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Voting happened Wednesday throughout the ninth session of the General Assembly of the States Celebrations to the Convention in Paris.

The Intergovernmental Board of the 2003 Convention, including 24 participants, is UNESCO’s key executive body for shielding intangible cultural heritage. It is in charge of advertising and looking after the execution of the convention, and recommending actions for the safeguarding of abstract cultural heritage.
Le Thi Hong Van, head of Vietnam’s permanent delegation to UNESCO, said that as a member of the Intergovernmental Board for the 2022-2026 term, Vietnam will certainly focus on refining and also carrying out the goals and priorities of the convention, elevating the relevance of intangible cultural heritage.

This is the second time that Vietnam has actually taken on this responsibility at UNESCO’s essential social regulating body after the 2006-2010 term.

This demonstrates Vietnam’s raising placement and reputation in the international field in addition to recognizing its payments in relation to UNESCO.

The 2003 Convention is an important lawful device that adds to orienting and sustaining Vietnam to release crucial standards and plans, suitable for the protection as well as promo of abstract cultural heritage.