Ceremony marks 35 years of UNESCO Resolution honouring President Ho Chi Minh
|UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay speaking at the ceremony to mark the 35 year of the UNESCO Resolution honouring President Ho Chi Minh as a Hero of National Liberation and a Great Man of Culture of Vietnam. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)
The ceremony was held in both virtual and in-person forms, with the attendance of Politburo member and Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan, visiting UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay, Chairman of the National Commission for UNESCO Ha Kim Ngoc, along with delegates from Vietnamese ministries, agencies, organisations and foreign missions and international organisations in Vietnam.
In his remarks, Standing Deputy PM Minh recalled that the 24th General Conference of UNESCO in 1987 adopted resolution 24C/18.65 which recommended that members celebrate the 100th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh. The resolution described Ho Chi Minh as “an outstanding symbol of national affirmation, who devoted his whole life to the national liberation of the Vietnamese people, contributing to the common struggle of peoples for peace, national independence, democracy and social progress.”
|Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh presented bilingual book on President Ho Chi Minh to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)
For the Vietnamese nation, President Ho Chi Minh is a genius leader and a hero of national liberation, a great teacher of the Vietnamese revolution, an outstanding diplomat and the inspiration for the confidence in the victory of the struggle for national independence and people’s prosperity, he stressed.
Deputy Prime Minister Minh went on to say that for people in the world, President Ho Chi Minh is a close and loyal friend, a symbol of the aspiration for peace and the struggle against oppression and inequity, and an emissary of peace, solidarity, friendship, cooperation among nations.
The UNESCO Director General said a great legacy of President Ho Chi Minh is his vision on education for all people, and in inheriting and developing this legacy, UNESCO is cooperating effectively with Vietnam in preserving and upholding the value of national cultural identity.
She re-affirmed that UNESCO will continue to cooperate with Vietnam in the time ahead.
|Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay visit a book and photo exhibition on President Ho Chi Minh. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)
On the occasion, a bilingual book on the affection of people in the world for President Ho Chi Minh made its debut. Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh presented this meaningful book to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay.
|Photo and book exhibition on the late President Ho Chi Minh on the occasion of the ceremony marks 35 years of UNESCO Resolution honouring President Ho Chi Minh. (Photo: Dieu Linh)
Delegates to the ceremony visited a photo and book exhibition on the late President and the Ho Chi Minh relic site at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.
|Mr. Le Hai Binh, Alternate Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Head of the Central Commission for Propaganda and Education, Ms. Nguyen Phuong Nga, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, Mr. Nguyen Dy Nien, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Do Hung Viet, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs attended the International Conference: Ho Chi Minh'c legacy to mankind. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)
The same day, an international conference on Ho Chi Minh’s legacy to mankind took place in both virtual and in-person forms.
|Participants attended the ceremony to mark mark 35 years of the UNESCO Resolution honouring President Ho Chi Minh as a Hero of National Liberation and a Great Man of Culture of Vietnam. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)
Vietnamese and foreign scholars and researchers shared the view that the President’s legacy has timeless value and should be spread and passed down generations.