In November 2001 UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. Further to this, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 21 May as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in its Resolution 57/249.
This day aims to celebrate and deepen understanding of the values of Cultural Diversity. 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.
From 17 – 27 May UNESCO celebrates the 3rd International Festival of Diversity and the realization that
“Yesterday’s world was set on its differences; today’s tends to unification. The task of our time is to bring ourselves to the realization that the unity of the human species lies in its diversity.”
We invite you to celebrate this day with us! Take some small or larger action in honour of a world of unity in diversity!
Download the programme of the festivities in Paris and learn more about UNESCO’s dedication to cultural diversity at the UNESCO Website