The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development has been observed tuesday globally to celebrate the richness of the world’s culture and also highlight the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving lasting peace and sustainable development.
United Nations General Assembly first declared May 21 as world day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, recognizing the need to ‘enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development and global peaceful coexistence.
UN General Assembly declared May 21 as world day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in 2002, recognizing the need to ‘enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development and global peaceful coexistence.
Cultural diversity is recognized as a part of the common heritage of humanity, and also as a driving force for connecting diverse people for peace and prosperity. The day is also observed to promote cultural diversity and also to showcase the important role of intercultural dialogue. Undoubtedly, the day also provides an opportunity to deepen the understanding the values of cultural diversity and also helps to showcase the richness of the world’s cultures for achieving peace and sustainable development.
On this occasion, Indigenous Television conducted an interview with Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator in Nepal. Talking to Dev Kumar Sunuwar about the essense of cultural diversity, she says that the unique cultural diversity has made Nepal, a special country. If not cherished, Nepal will lose its beauty, thus be cherished with fullest. Watch video for more details: