The Declaration on Cultural Diversity celebrates its 10th Anniversary
2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, which represented a turning point in the way the international community thinks about culture, cooperation and development, refuting the theory of the clash of civilizations, and proposing an alternative vision that sees the diversity as a positive strength. Cultural diversity needs today to be addressed in terms of dialogue, dynamics, and relate to the new specific challenges it may pose for languages, educational systems, news and entertainment media and the business world.
The celebration will be held on the 2nd November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris through a special programme. The celebration will be held on the 2nd November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris through a special programme.
The Declaration has provided the conceptual basement for the development of diverse standard-setting instruments:
- The Recommendation concerning the Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace (2003);
UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity :
See also: Internaltional video challenge for youth