UNESCO chief in Vietnam honoured a medal for contributions to Vietnam
Update: 26/06/2014 09:58:37
Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Vietnam, Katherine Muller Marin, has been awarded an insignia for peace and friendship on June 18.

Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Vietnam, Katherine Muller Marin is praised by her active contributions to preserving and managing cultural heritage in Vietnam.

She has been instrumental in gaining worldwide recognition for Dong Van Stone Plateau (a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks), Citadel of the Ho Dynasty (World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO), and Xoan folk singing (World Intangible Cultural Heritage).

Speaking at an awards presentation ceremony, president of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Associations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong acknowledged Katherine’s efforts in promoting heritage preservation and strengthening friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and international friends.

The UNESCO Chief Representative has played an important role in protecting tangible and intangible heritage examples in Vietnam. Her persistent efforts have helped Vietnam’s heritage gain global recognition Over the past five years. She pledged further contributions to the country, which she said, has an invaluable traditional culture.

Source: Cinet
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