World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is celebrated on 21 May. The day, established in December 2002 by the United Nations General Assembly, aims to increase global awareness of the importance of dialogue between different cultures.
The World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development, which is celebrated on 21 May, was declared in 2002 by the General Assembly of the United Nations following the adoption of the “Universal Declaration of Cultural Diversity”.
The celebration aims to promote dialogue between cultures by highlighting diversity as a source of wealth. Unesco, in honor of the Day, invites people from all over the world to make a gesture in support of dialogue and cultural diversity, such as listening to a piece of music or tasting a typical food of a culture different from their own. It doesn’t take much to open your mind and fight stereotypes.
As referred to in art. 1 of the Declaration, “Culture takes on different forms in time and space. This diversity is represented in the uniqueness and plurality of the identities of the groups and societies that make up the human race. As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity it is as necessary for humanity as biodiversity is for nature. I
n this sense it is a common heritage of humanity and must be recognized and affirmed for the benefit of present and future generations ” The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is an opportunity to promote culture and emphasize how diversity must be an agent of inclusion and an inexhaustible source of knowledge and wealth.