Tag: UNESCO

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

  In 2002 the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 May to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, following the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2001.The United Nations sees the promotion of cultural diversity, and intercultural dialogue… Continue Reading World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2017 | United Nations

The 21st February 2017 is International Mother Language Day, a day observed by the United Nations every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. To foster sustainable development, learners must have access to education in their mother tongue and in other languages. It is through the mastery of the first language or mother… Continue Reading International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2017 | United Nations

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition | 23rd August 2016

  The 23rd August is acknowledged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.   In her message for this year’s Day of Remembrance, the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova said: UNESCO is marking International Day for the Remembrance of… Continue Reading International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition | 23rd August 2016

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