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UNESCO Celebrates World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Islamabad - 21 May 2013: To increase dialogue and understanding of Cultural Diversity among academia and civil society, UNESCO Islamabad along with UN Resident Coordinator's office and UNWOMEN, organized a seminar to mark "World Day of
Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development" with National University of Science Technology (NUST) and their students.

The event allowed the students to learn and interact with panelists representing various minority groups such as Christian, Hindu, Disable persons and transgender communities of Pakistan. Director UNESCO, Dr. Kozue Kay Nagata on the occasion of "World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development" said, "The Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity adopted by UNESCO in 2001 is a legal instrument that recognizes cultural diversity as "common heritage of humanity".

The event served as an oppurtunity to students, to learn about the issues of diversity, inclusion and mainstreaming of minority groups in democratic process.

 Press Release
 DG Message on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development
 Press Clipping  Pak Observer