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UN officials hold working session with VOV leaders

Representatives from 15 United Nations agencies in Vietnam visited and held a working session with leaders of Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) in Hanoi on October 27, on the occasion of the 75th founding anniversary of the UN (October 24) and the VOV (September 7).

Speaking at the event, VOV General Director Nguyen The Ky affirmed that as a national media agency, VOV will play a leading role in helping UN agencies work more effectively in Vietnam, and popularising the implementation of the UN sustainable development goals.

Via the mass media, the VOV will contribute to raising public awareness of models, activities and global values of the UN, and enhancing interaction between the Vietnamese people, especially young people, with the UN and its member agencies, he said.

UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra spoke highly of the role of media agencies, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The UN wants to boost cooperation with media agencies in Vietnam, including the VOV, he stressed.

The two sides discussed the UN’s programmes and key goals in Vietnam’s cities and provinces, particularly assisting residents in the central region in overcoming the consequences of natural disasters. They also talked ways to enhance the dissemination of information about the UN’s activities in the country.

It was the first meeting between the UN agencies and a major press agency in Vietnam, marking an important milestone in promoting the role of the media in partnering with the UN, contributing to peace, stability and development in Vietnam, the region and the world, in which the VOV plays a crucial role