A “Week in response to lifelong learning” was launched in Hanoi on Oct. 2, in the presence of Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan.

Co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Training and the United Nations, the week, running through Oct. 8, delivers a message: “Lifelong learning – key to every success”.

Vice President Doan said at the launching ceremony that the Vietnamese people always attach importance to learning and consider learning a foundation for every victory. That valuable tradition has developed throughout the country’s history.

She affirmed that the Vietnamese Party has regarded education-training and science-technology as a top national policy, creating a broad learning environment and pouring large amount of investments into education.

The Vice State President asked authorities at all levels and people to build a learning society, in which all citizens have equal opportunities in study and education.

UNESCO Chief Representative in Vietnam Katherine Muller Marin praised Vietnam ’s efforts in building a learning society. UN organisations are ready to help Vietnam realise the commitment to popularise the spirit of lifelong learning to every citizen, she added./.