VOV.VN - A range of Vietnamese handicrafts, agricultural products, and cuisine were recently showcased at the UN International Bazaar with the theme of “United for Children, Clean Environment” in Geneva.
The event was jointly held by the permanent delegation of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and other international organisations in Geneva, with a view to raising funds for disadvantaged children around the world.
As part of her opening speech, Tatiana Valovaya, director general of the UN Office in Geneva (UNOG), emphasized that the fair has contributed to introducing different cultures around the world whist serving as bridge between Geneva and international friends.
Through booths at the fair, visitors were able to discover souvenirs and enjoy the culinary arts of various countries, as well as enjoying unique musical performances, she added.
The event saw the Vietnamese delegation in Geneva introduce a number of unique agricultural and handicraft products to international friends.
The highlight was lovely and sophisticated stuffed animal products created by the skillful hands of disabled artisans of the Kym Viet company based in Hanoi.
Most notably, Vietnamese culinary stalls attracted a large number of tourists who came to enjoy traditional dishes such as Hanoi spring rolls, Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup), and Bun Bo Nam Bo (Southern-style rice vermicelli with stir-fried beef)
For her part, Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the UN, the WTO, and other international organizations in Geneva, revealed that in recent years the UN Women’s Guild (UNWG) has always provided support for disadvantaged children, offering relief from natural disasters and epidemics, as well as granting scholarships to children in many countries.
Through introducing Vietnamese handicrafts and cuisine at the bazaar, the delegation has helped to elevate the image of the nation and its people, thereby making a significant contribution to the charity activities run by the UNWG.