The Vietnam National Committee for UNESCO held an expanded meeting on organizing the 8th Asia Pacific Geopark Network 2024 Symposium

Monday - 24/06/2024 16:22
On the morning of April 19, 2024, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hanoi, UNESCO Vietnam Cultural Diplomacy Department coordinated with the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Cao Bang province to organize a meeting on the 8th Asia Pacific Geopark Network Symposium.

Attending the meeting were Ms. Le Thi Hong Van, Acting Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs - UNESCO Vietnam, General Secretary of UNESCO Vietnam National Committee, leaders and units in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; together with the Natural Sciences Subcommittee, Ministry of Science and Technology; Global Geopark Expertise Subcommittee; Mr. Jonathan Baker, Chief Representative of UNESCO Hanoi Office, Mr. Guy Martini, Secretary General of the Global Geopark Network; On behalf of Cao Bang province, representatives of leaders of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Department of Foreign Affairs, Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark Management Board.



At the meeting, Mr. Sam Viet An - Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism reported positive activities in preparing for the Symposium of Cao Bang and announced the delegate registration portal. At the same time, Cao Bang Province also proposed that the National Committee of UNESCO Vietnam and its specialized subcommittees develop a general plan in coordination with Cao Bang Province. In addition, the Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark Management Board reported a detailed plan and roadmap for implementing preparations for the Symposium…

At the same time, the meeting approved the draft general plan to organize the 8th Asia Pacific Geopark Network Symposium 2024 in the province; draft notice of tasks to symposium organizing committee members; list of Advisory Board, Scientific Council and proposed conference program; agreed to ensure coordination between Cao Bang province and the UNESCO National Committee in the preparation of tasks that need to be implemented to prepare for the conference; delegates discussed some related contents.

Delegates actively gave their opinions on the content of coordination in organizing activities at the Symposium, commented on contents related to the organization, supported for welcoming UNESCO delegates, and promoted activities. Thematic seminar sessions, promotional booths, display spaces, exhibitions, promotions... built the "Cao Bang Declaration" after the Symposium ended, contributing to enhancing the image of Cao Bang and Vietnam at the United Nations forum…


At the meeting, Mr. Jonathan Baker, Chief Representative of UNESCO Hanoi Office, affirmed: Ready to coordinate with the UNESCO Vietnam National Committee and contribute all resources to support the APGN Symposium. In addition, the representative of the Diplomatic Academy also affirmed that it could ensure the quality and quantity of volunteer students with foreign languages ​​to serve the conference and propose Cao Bang contents to ensure security and safety for students, giving detailed instructions on the tasks that need to be done for students... After the meeting, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Geopark Management Board) will advise the Provincial People's Committee and the Conference Organizing Committee on the contents of exchanged proposals and commit to carrying out thoughtful and secure preparation activities.


Concluding the meeting, Ms. Le Thi Hong Van emphasized: The close companionship between UNESCO Vietnam National Committee, specialized subcommittees and Cao Bang province in successfully organizing the Symposium, agreed to establish an Organizing Committee between UQQG and relevant units, and in the near future will conduct a field survey of Cao Bang, continue to implement specific detailed coordination activities and believe in coordination to organize successfully APGN Symposium.

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