World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2022: History, Significance, Purpose and more

20 May, 2022
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2022: History, Significance, Purpose and more

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. 

The day promotes the 4 goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions:

  1. Support sustainable systems of governance for culture.

  2. Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.

  3. Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks.

  4. Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals.


Why World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed?

This day was created as a result of the vandalisation of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001. 

 
 

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