The purpose of the event was to raise funds for underprivileged children worldwide. The event was organized by the permanent delegation of Vietnam to the UN, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and other international organizations in Geneva.
In her opening speech, Tatiana Valovaya, director general of the UN Office in Geneva (UNOG), highlighted the fair’s role in promoting global cultural exchange and strengthening ties between Geneva and the international community.
Visitors to the fair had the opportunity to explore unique souvenirs and experience the diverse cuisine from different countries. The event also featured captivating musical performances.
The Vietnamese delegation in Geneva showcased a range of distinctive agricultural and handicraft products to international visitors.
One of the highlights was the exquisite collection of stuffed animal products handcrafted by the talented disabled artisans from Kym Viet, a company based in Hanoi.
Notably, the Vietnamese culinary stalls drew a large crowd of tourists who came to indulge in traditional dishes such as Hanoi spring rolls, Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup), and Bun Bo Nam Bo (Southern-style rice vermicelli with stir-fried beef).
Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai, Head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the UN, the WTO, and other international organizations in Geneva, shared that the UN Women’s Guild (UNWG) has consistently supported disadvantaged children, providing aid during natural disasters and epidemics, as well as offering scholarships to children in many countries.
By showcasing Vietnamese handicrafts and cuisine at the bazaar, the Vietnamese delegation has successfully enhanced the nation’s reputation and made a substantial contribution to the charity activities organized by the UNWG.