Wed 8 Aug 2012
Filed under: International,News,United Nations
The UNESCO will help Myanmar in sustainable development in terms of education and peace making process, UNESCO Director-General Ms Irina Bokova told Myanmar President U Thein Sein in a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, official media reported Wednesday.
Bokova pledged to provide assistance to Myanmar in vocational training and technical assistance in sanitation management as well as in cultural cooperation including preservation of Myanmar’s Bagan region and cultural zones where there are Pyu cultural heritages.
She also pledged to help Myanmar in the development of the media sector which she said is instrumental in the process of transition to democracy and peace making, outlining that the assistance will be in capacity building for media persons.
The UNESCO once also provided assistance to the rehabilitation of Nargis storm victims in 2008 and disaster mitigation training.
Bokova, who is currently visiting Myanmar for the first time, assumed that the UNESCO is responsible for full cooperation with Myanmar in light of the country’s reform measures and peace making process.
Myanmar has established relations with the UNESCO since 1945 and formed the UNESCO National Commission to closely cooperate with the international organization.