Framework Of Cooperation Agreements

In 2012, Vietnam and the European Union (EU) signed the Framework Agreement on Partnership and Global Cooperation (APC), which broadens the scope of cooperation in many areas, including culture. In order to achieve common goals and promote cultural diversity, the two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in the implementation of the 2005 UNESCO Convention, with a focus on political dialogue, the integration of culture into sustainable development and poverty reduction, in order to promote the emergence of a vibrant culture through the development of cultural industries. At present, the parties involved have completed the ratification process of the agreement and have discussed the creation of subcommittees to implement the content of the cooperation. The Global Partnership builds on international efforts to ensure aid effectiveness and broadens the agenda of a program focused on aiding a program to maximize the impact of all forms of development cooperation. The EU and UNDP have agreed to jointly work to encourage all stakeholders, including emerging countries and private sector players, to actively participate in this global partnership. The Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA), signed in 2003, forms the general framework for the contribution-specific agreements signed between the EU and UNDP. Each agreement and its provisions are specific to the scope of cooperation within the framework of cooperation; information exchange, mutual survey projects, access to databases, mutual representation or technical assistance. Cooperation agreements are concluded in the framework of mutual negotiation, in accordance with the relevant legal instruments, and then signed by competent representatives of the parties. However, agreements are living documents that can be modified or replaced by new agreements if necessary. We also work with private organizations such as NGOs, associations, foundations, academies or companies. These relationships are formalized in various legal instruments, such as cooperation agreements and MEMORANDUMs of understanding.

In a global context, no organization can act effectively on its own. It is necessary to cooperate with other competent institutions, capable of providing additional assistance or knowledge.