Cultural Diversity for sustainable development and dialogue among civilizations

When, local time: 
Monday, 27 May 2013 -
10:20am to 4:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Délégation d'Oman auprès de l'UNESCO 0145683052
Cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue are not only a trigger to economic growth, but also contribute to a better social cohesion. Cultural diversity as such, has a positive impact on tourism, creativity, poverty alleviation, leading on a path towards sustainable development.<br />Promoting intercultural dialogue and cultural diversity ought therefore to be seen as a transcending universal duty; and should be of essential concern to the international community. UNESCO is particularly concerned by this duty as it strives to promote dialogue among cultures and civilizations, through the enhancement of diversity of cultural expressions in all its forms. The 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was one of the many instruments set by UNESCO to help achieve the common goal of peace and understanding among nations. <br /><br />In line with UNESCO’s goals, and given the rich diversity of cultures in the Gulf States, and the efforts taken up in the region to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, the Group of Arab Gulf Countries to UNESCO organizes a one day seminar entitled “Cultural Diversity for sustainable development and dialogue among civilizations .<br /><br />The goals of the event<br /><br />- Introducing the Gulf, its civilization and culture.<br />- Introducing the Gulf’s initiatives in fostering cultural diversity and dialogue<br />- Exhibiting a number of the Gulf region’s cultural scenes (photography and paintings) through the accompanying exhibit. <br />- Breaking the stereotypes and opening the dialogue with other cultures.<br />