World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2022: The UN General Assembly in its resolution declared 21 May as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in December 2002. This day is celebrated under the UNESCO adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity in 2001. The day is observed annually on May 21 globally to bridge gaps between different races, cultures, religions, countries and more. This day aims to bring solidarity and harmony between different communities.
The day also highlighters that if people are going to be respectable to all cultures only then sustainable development can prevail in the world.
Ahead of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, check out UNESCO‘s projects driving creativity in the Global South and putting culture at the ❤️ of sustainable development: https://t.co/IwawqH13Th #CulturalDiversity #ShareCulture pic.twitter.com/HWPfqCpkaV— UNESCO 🏛️ #Education #Sciences #Culture 🇺🇳😷 (@UNESCO) May 20, 2022
The day promotes the 4 goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions:
Support sustainable systems of governance for culture.
Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks.
Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals.
The UN's "World Day for Cultural #Diversity for Dialogue & Development (May 21) is an excellent opportunity to revisit Israel’s efforts to reduce inequalities and advance full integration of the country’s Arab community." For more info👇🏾https://t.co/xvCAF1wspV#CulturalDiversity https://t.co/auQRwwB5Dy— Yehuda Yaakov (@YehudaYa) May 19, 2022
This day was created as a result of the vandalisation of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001.