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Intercultural dialogue in Napoli: a culture of living together for underage youth

Since 2001, Dedalus, a Neapolitan social cooperative, has been conducting numerous projects of intercultural dialogue, to promote a culture of living together in peace. Among several areas of focus, including women's rights and marginalized urban communities, the cooperative dedicates great efforts to addressing lonely underage youth immigrating in Naples, as well as ensuring the respect of their human rights such as security and education.

Their initiatives include material, administrative and legal support as well as linguistic-cultural mediation, activities related to discover and share intangible heritage, Italian language classes, professional training to develop skills for specific working environments...: discover on their official website the details of their work, that drives a strong dynamic to spread a culture of living together in peace!

 

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Research opposes media narrative of ‘African gangs’ in Melbourne

“Most Australians form their views on public issues, particularly those in relation to migration and diversity, from the mainstream media and political discourse. Simplistic, reductionist and negative reporting of African-Australian youths leads to whole communities being stigmatised to a point where it is acceptable for them to be publicly denigrated and ostracised,” Professor Mansouri said.

Discover the entire article in which UNESCO Chair of Cultural Diversity and Social Justice / Professor Fethi Mansouri responds to a moral panic over ‘African gangs’ in Australian media narratives and called for contextualisation of the issues surrounding these sensationalised reporting.

Projects and Programmes
Indigenous Peoples in Canada: the Dialogues Project

Discover ‘Dialogues between First Nations, Urban Aboriginal and Immigrant Communities in Vancouver’, a project convened by the City of Vancouver, in collaboration with community partners (the Dialogues Project).

Its goal is to promote increased understanding and stronger relationships between indigenous and immigrant communities within the City. The project began in January 2010 and runs until July 2011.

All the details, from the beginning of the journey until the assessment of future directions and reflections, have been captured in this great e-book!

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We Are Humanity

The Jarawas are the last descendants of the first humains.

Somewhere on this planet, there still exists a secret place isolated from the rest of the world. The last untouched paradise where the first humans are still living the same way from the beginning of humankind. They are the Jarawas.

Director Alexandre Dereims whose documentaries have received numerous awards (international prize of the Red Cross, Albert London prize, Golden Nymph of Monaco), he gives the floor to this people in danger while launching a petition to sanctuarise the islands where they survive in his most recent film:

We Are Humanity / Nous sommes l'Humanité (2017). 

On the Andamas Islands, off India, in an isolated place from the rest of the world, the Jarawas still live as at the beginning of humanity. Having come from Africa 70,000 years ago, they are only 400 and their way of life is threatened by the Indian settlers who want to transform their territory by exploiting the forests and by transforming these islands in tourist paradise.

They are the ancestors of the Asian people and the American natives.

Today, there is only a population of 400 people left.

 

 

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Cultures with Vivendi: Intercultural Dialogue

This section provides bridges between continents, invites to learn more about other cultures and fosters a spirit of openness via a number of testimonials and reports.

"Culture(s) with Vivendi" is in line with Vivendi's corporate social responsibility strategy, which aims to promote cultural diversity, facilitate access to knowledge, encourage the expression of talent and participation in cultural life, and promote a spirit of openness.


Launched on 21 May 2012, Culture(s) with Vivendi aims at providing a concrete illustration of the role played by cultural and creative industries in fostering economic growth, enhancing social cohesion and fuelling innovation. The website is composed of four parts:

  • the "Artist Inspiration" section shows the diversity of musical and cinematographic influences that help artistic creativity to flourish;

  • the "Creative jobs" section presents the value chain and the wealth of career paths within the cultural industries, explained by actual professionals in the field

  • the "Intercultural Dialogue" section demonstrates the linkages between culture and mutual understanding;

  • the "De Facto" section puts culture at the heart of sustainable development through facts and figures, testimonies and reports. "De Facto"  is a forum for those to want to highlight the linkages between culture, human development, openness, access to knowledge and fight against poverty. It serves as a resource center gathering the statements on why and how culture should be integrated within the new world sustainable development agenda and the Millennium Goals that will be agreed on for 2015-2030.

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See UNESCO’s Newest World Heritage Sites

Last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization convened in Manama, Bahrain, for the 42nd session of the annual World Heritage Committee. Representatives from 21 States Parties were tasked with selecting new World Heritage sites, monitoring the conservation of current sites, and reviewing the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Nominees must meet one of 10 criteria—six cultural and four natural—ranging from Earth's most biodiverse landscapes to artistic works of universal significance. This year, the committee recognized 19 new sites for their “outstanding universal value,” extended the boundaries of Central Sikhote-Alin, a Russian biosphere reserve, and removed the Belize Barrier Reef from the List of World Heritage in Danger

“Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations,” according to UNESCO's mission statement. “Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.”

Publications
Activist toolkit: 2017 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

The action kit contains information about Gender-Based Violence in education as well as suggested actions to take during the 2017 16 Days Campaign. The action kit will help you understand the issues and challenges faced in addressing and ending GBV in education and how together we can make a difference.

Arts
University Courses for Refugees in the Social Sciences

As a part of Humboldt University's initiative “Refugees as guest students”, the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) offers two classes for refugees and other interested students in the social sciences on migration, space, and gender. The seminars will be held in Arabic or Farsi as well as in English.

Publications
White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue "Living Together As Equals in Dignity"

The White Paper argues 'that our common future depends on our ability to safeguard and develop human rights…democracy and the rule of law and to promote mutual understanding' and that 'the intercultural approach offers a forward-looking model for managing cultural diversity'.

Publications
Constructing intercultural dialogue

This publications provides a series of case studies of intercultural dialogue. All in English, some available in other languages. All downloadable PDFs.