Welcome to UNESCO's e-Platform on Intercultural Dialogue

We are pleased to welcome you to our global collaborative hub dedicated to Intercultural Dialogue!

About UNESCO's e-Platform on Intercultural Dialogue

UNESCO's e-Platform on Intercultural Dialogue (ICD) is a destination for audiences that want to learn from shared knowledge and experiences, or simply connect with one another to collaborate and exchange ideas. The platform’s international reach supports strong, diverse networks and showcases global achievements with Intercultural Dialogue through the good practices.


What is Intercultural Dialogue?

Intercultural Dialogue offers an opportunity for engagement for participants who are committed to global values and are willing to consider different perspectives. Intercultural Dialogue can contribute to increased acceptance of others, satisfying the goal of a peaceful coexistence between cultures and identities. To learn more, check out the knowledge hub which provides explanations on core concepts and publications. 

Our duty to the peoples we serve is to work together to move from fear of each other, to trust in each other. Trust in the values that bind us (...)
António Guterres UN Secretary-General

Why do we need Intercultural Dialogue?

  • Creates a sense of belonging and fosters trust within a community
  • Creates positive social relationships by guiding communities towards programs that benefit the well-being of all its members, while fighting exclusion, marginalisation, and inequalities
  • Key instrument to involve and engage all audiences, “leaving no one behind”
  • Helps find creative solutions to vital issues

To best understand the power of intercultural dialogue in our societies, browse through our Good Practices page to see how communities embrace differences in diverse settings.