UNESCO and Youth Union in Viet Nam strengthen collaboration

Ha Noi – On the morning of 22 December 2021, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Viet Nam (UNESCO) and Communist Youth Union (Youth Union) signed a letter of understanding for the period of 2021 to 2025. This is a milestone for the strategic and close cooperation between the two organizations.

In the discussion on missions and visions of each organization, both parties shared common interests in promoting youth engagement in the fields of education, science, culture, and communication and information. This letter of understanding, therefore, establishes a long-term framework for action, and calls on collaboration for common goals.

Highlights in the letter of understanding are the goals to support the implementation of the National Strategy on the Development of Vietnamese Youth in the period of 2021-2030. It aims to promote gender equality, encourage heritage education, raise awareness of sexuality education, and preserve traditional cultural values. At the same time, it fosters Vietnamese youth’s participation in cultural industries, science and technology, and environmental protection. Besides, the collaboration emphasizes at equipping young people with knowledge and skills in information and communication, digitalization, life skills, life values and self-improvement skills.

This letter of understanding is in line with the Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and the Vietnamese government signed by Mr To Anh Dung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam and Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO in November 2021./.