Promoting Cultural Diversity
The Khalili Foundation has conceived, funded and driven a number of projects that promote cultural diversity worldwide. Among these are a campaign to promote the World Day for Cultural Diversity and the production of a milestone publication to mark the 20th Anniversary of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.
The World Day for Cultural Diversity
A celebration of the World Day For Cultural Diversity For Development and Dialogue featuring:
Secretary General of the United Nations
Baroness Patricia Scotland,
Secretary-General of the Commonwealth
CEO of Prince’s Trust
Baroness Valerie Amos,
Masters of University College, Oxford
Sir David Khalili,
Chairman of the Khalili Foundation
"Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation".~ Mahatma Gandhi
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."~ Martin Luther King Jr.
The Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity
The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity was adopted unanimously at the UNESCO General Conference’s 31st session. It was an opportunity for States to reaffirm their conviction that intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of peace. Twenty years on, the protection and promotion of cultural diversity has never been more important.
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Khalili Foundation published a landmark book with contributions from leading cultural figures, diplomats, scholars, faith leaders, heads of international organisations and other relevant dignitaries.
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- Waqās Ahmed, Editor
- Professor Sir David Khalili, Chairman, Khalili Foundation
- HE Antonio Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations
- Ernesto Ottone Ramirez, Assistant Director-General for Culture, UNESCO
- The Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001)
- The Convention for the Protection and Promotion of Cultural Expressions (2005)
Copies of the book are being donated by the Khalili Foundation to international organisations, charities and libraries worldwide. The book is also available for purchase here. All proceeds will go to charitable causes promoting cultural diversity.
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