World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development – May 21

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

21 May

Further to the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity by UNESCO on November 2001, the General Assembly, in Resolution 57/249, welcomed the Declaration and the main lines of an Action Plan for its implementation, and proclaimed 21 May the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

The Day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to “live together” better. UNESCO continues to promote greater awareness of the crucial relationship between culture and development and the important role of information and communication technologies in this relationship.

Links to UN and UN System sites:

United Nations


Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Development Gateway – Culture and Development


Forum permanent sur le pluralisme culturel

Globalization of Culture

International Network for Cultural Diversity

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Organisation internationale de la francophonie

Prodiversitas – Diversidad Cultural

Social Science Research Council

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