Wednesday, May 21, 2008

World Cultural Diversity Day - May 21st

Today is World Cultural Diversity Day as declared by UNESCO - The United Nations Education, Social and Natural Science, Culture and Communication Organization. By celebrating the dialogue of cultures through words, sounds and images .

The Day aims provide world citizens with an opportunity to deepen understanding of the values of Cultural Diversity and to learn to "live together" better. This is why UNESCO appeals to the Member States as well as to all civil society to celebrate this World Day by involving as many actors and partners as possible.
We must now give greater recognition to culture as a contributor to truly sustainable development that respects people and environments, and serves the cause of dialogue and peace. In this way we shall be able to recover the sense of our joint commitment to promoting "the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind."

Koïchiro Matsuura - Director General - UNESCO
Keeping true to this blog's theme, I am including links to UNESCO's Education, Natural Sciences, and Social & Human Sciences pages. For the rest of the week, I will highlight more about UNESCO and thier important work in these disciplines.

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