Việt Nam elected member of World Heritage Committee for 2023-2027 term
Việt Nam was elected member of the World Heritage Committee for the 2023-27 tenure on November 22 with the highest number of votes among Asian-Pacific states.
The election took place within the framework of the 24th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention) in Paris.
Ambassador Lê Thị Hồng Vân, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to UNESCO, said that as a member of the World Heritage Committee for 2023-27, Việt Nam will have favourable conditions to contribute more to the perfection and implementation of the targets and priorities of the World Heritage Convention, and share experience in the harmonisation of world heritage preservation and development.
Vietnam will join 20 other member states of the committee to supervise the implementation of the convention, protect, preserve, and bring into play the values of 1,199 world heritage elements around the globe, and consider the recognition of new ones to uphold, promote, and pass down historical and cultural values to future generations and help with sustainable development in the world, the diplomat noted.
This is also the Convention with the largest number of members of UNESCO with 194 countries. Therefore, the election to become one of the 21 member countries of the World Heritage Committee is always difficult and highly competitive.
Written by: Nguyen Loan