AU Watch

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

21 May

South Africa joins the world in celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity on 21 May. The day has been celebrated since 2001, when UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.

On 21 May, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) calls on you to observe the day by:

Inviting people from different cultures, religions and language communities to share your customs.
Undertaking a visit to a place of worship or museum different to yours and participate in the celebration and
Learning about traditional celebrations from other cultures.
The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better.