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21/05/2017

On World Day, UN Urge Countering Threats to Cultural Diversity

Human Wrongs Watch

Cultural diversity – the driving force of change and development – is increasingly under threat, United Nations agencies on 21 May 2017 said, reaffirming support for the cultural diversity that stems from migration.

Members of Mongolia’s National Academic Ensemble of Folk Song and Dance perform at UN Headquarters celebrating cultural diversity. UN Photo/Ryan Brown (file)

“Across the world, violent extremists have targeted cultural minorities and destroyed our shared heritage, to weaken the essential links between people and their history,” said Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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