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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT


 WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT
WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT
                            
World Day for Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and it’s an international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues.
The Day emphasizes

  •               The requirement for fighting  against imbalances that exist between global exchanges of cultural goods
  •               Points out the significance of preserving the world’s most vulnerable cultures
  •           The necessary of  cultural policies and structural measures in developing countries
  •      Highlights the significance of being aware of the value of cultural diversity in languages
The day provides us with an occasion to intensify our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the four goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions adopted on 20 October 2005:

1 Support sustainable systems of governance for culture
2.     Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase mobility of artists and cultural professionals
3.     Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks
4.     Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms

WHEN IS WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT
Monday, May 21st

WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
This day was created as a result of the annihilation of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001.
UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity in 2001 and by December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

WHAT TO DO ON WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT

  •         Make a visit to art exhibit or a museum dedicated to other cultures
  •         Gain knowledge about another religion
  •         Arrange an international movie night
  •         Listen to a musical tradition from a different culture
  •         Participate a sport related to a different culture
  •         Call a friend over and cook traditional food
  •         Discover about traditional celebrations from other cultures
  •         Assist with an organization working for diversity and inclusion
  •         Learn another language
  •         Share your customs.





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