New Partnership to Promote Cultural Diversity and Inclusion

12 May 2013

New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation CC is pleased to announce its new partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), UNESCO and a wide coalition of partners from corporations to civil society in launching the world campaign “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion”, aimed at engaging people around the world to Do One Thing to support Cultural Diversity and Inclusion. Following the adoption in 2001 of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity the UN General Assembly declared May 21 as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

As part of its Partnership responsibilities, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation will, among several other activities:

  • Host a Conference on “Diversity and Inclusion” on Tuesday, May 21 to mark the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development at CRUDAN Guest House, Jos, Nigeria.
  • Spread the word about the campaign among its networks and members;
  • Have the banner of the campaign posted on its website; reciprocally, its logo will be posted on the UNAOC website, brochures and communication material of the campaign;
  • Invite individuals to take a concrete action to support diversity and inclusion;
  • To build a world community of individuals committed to support diversity with real and every day-life gestures.
  • To combat polarization and stereotypes to improve understanding and cooperation among people from different cultures.
Why does diversity matters?
Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension.
Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. The 2013 campaign, by encouraging people and organizations from around the world to take concrete action to support diversity, aims:
·        To raise awareness worldwide about the importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion.

Every one of us can do ONE thing for diversity and inclusion; even one very little thing can become a global action if we all take part in it.