Defining the e-Platform

Last update: June 3, 2022

The Context

UNESCO’s e-Platform on intercultural dialogue is designed for organizations and individuals to learn from shared knowledge or experiences of influencers from diverse backgrounds in entertainment, government, and academia. UNESCO’s e-Platform facilitates networking with experts and enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds who have a common goal of sharing ideas for peaceful and inclusive societies.

The Vision

The e-Platform aims to bring together people from diverse backgrounds, allowing them to learn from one another while contributing to the e-platform on various themes such as inequalities, artificial intelligence, racism and discrimination, gender mainstreaming citizenship, youth and gender empowerment, religious tolerance, cultural traditions, languages, migration and assimilation, and supporting the inclusion of marginalized groups.

The Aim

Cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue are key to reaching consensus on the universal foundation of human rights. The e-Platform promotes good practices through initiatives such as projects, programs, publications, artistic expressions, and training materials which also contribute to sustainable development. The e-Platform will promote action on the ground by inspiring, empowering, and channeling a global energy online.

Contribution to the 2030 Agenda

Dialogue is essential to building trust between communities and strengthening unity. Intercultural dialogue is a means to build and sustain peaceful societies. This crucial role is defined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Dialogue fosters cooperation, social inclusion, and is essential to keeping the promise of leaving no one behind while confronting global challenges. Notably, dialogue contributes to achieving all the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.