21 May marks the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (A/RES/57/249), which celebrates our world’s many cultures and the critical role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development. On this special occasion, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) – one of the leading UN entities in the field of intercultural dialogue – invited several UNAOC programmes partners and alumni working in the field of cultural diversity across the globe to participate in a virtual discussion. They will reflect on experiences about the current health crisis, what it has taught them, and how they envisage our world post-COVID 19, especially in the context of bridging the gap between various cultures to foster respect, mutual understanding, as well as promote sustainable peace, stability, and development.
The event is part of the #OneHumanity campaign of UNAOC, through which UNAOC has collected stories of solidarity from its global community of partner organizations and alumni to inspire the world to stay united amid the crisis. Learn more by visiting solidarity.unaoc.org and following the hashtag #OneHumanity on social media.