The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism has organized the first ever "Culture and Development Week" in Vietnam..
The five-day event, which kicked off on March 5, aims to bolster UNESCO projects in Vietnam.
The event emphasizes "the fundamental function of culture in actuating the sustainable development," said the organizers in a statement.
The week of culture and development includes a series of activities such as policy dialogues, scientific seminars, press talks and free film screenings.
"The poly-dimensional relationship of cultural and development will be discussed and illustrated through vivid examples and researches from different angles of authorities, policymakers, international sponsors, social organizations, media and entrepreneurs," said the statement.
The programs include free film screenings at Hanoi Cinematheque, a discussion entitled "Enhancing the cooperation to preserve and promote culture for Vietnam's sustainable development," and seminars titled "Balancing the preservation of heritage and modernization in Vietnam," "School education about heritage."
The event also sees the release of UNESCO dossiers about past projects in Vietnam. The event will also celebrate the collaborative development of "viable tourism in World Heritage My Son Sanctuary," according to organizers.