At the MoU signing ceremony (Photo: HNMO)

This event marks the first strategic partnership of the world's largest multilateral organization with a private corporation to help Vietnam achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Recognizing the mutual concern of the two sides about promoting youth participation and green growth, as well as protecting and promoting cultural and natural heritage in Vietnam, the MoU establishes a framework for the long term, and calls on all parties to cooperate to expand partnerships with Vietnamese enterprises.

Accordingly, Sovico Group will coordinate with UN organizations, including UNESCO, UNIDO and UN-Habitat, to support Hanoi in its goal of becoming a creative city. The title, officially granted by UNESCO in 2019, recognizes and supports activities to preserve and restore cultural heritages, restore craft villages and support creative hubs to nurture the young talents of Hanoi.

Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi city People's Committee Ngo Van Quy affirmed that with the title, Hanoi had the opportunity to rise to become a regional center of creativity. “However, it also faces challenges of spreading the title and bringing it into political, cultural and social life, which needs the support and contribution of all related parties,” he said./.

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