Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Do one thing for Diversity and Inclusiveness - ‘World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development’

I got to know about Cultural Infusion 
during the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne in 2009.
 Very creative people!

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Cultural Infusion - building cultural harmony and wellbeing!

‘Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusiveness’ 

Cultural Infusion develops winning slogan
for UNAOC campaign

Special Announcement: 21 May, 2013 for
‘World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development’
Cultural Infusion 
is the proud producer of the winning slogan for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAC) 2013 
Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” campaign.

“Divided We Fall, 
United We Stand, Diversified We Grow” 

"The slogan builds on the well-known motto ‘United We Stand, Divided We Fall’, which has appeared throughout modern culture in songs and political campaigns across the world”, explains Peter Mousaferiadis, Cultural Infusion’s Creative Director and Founder.

“The concept behind it is to recognise that whilst we stand strong as a united people we have more to gain through a focus on inclusivity; drawing upon ourstrengths as a people made up of many culturally diverse backgrounds.”
Cultural Infusion is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that works in education, youth, communities and the arts to promote cultural harmony and wellbeing for a more cohesive and richer society. Its education program “Discovering Diversity” is delivered to an annual audience exceeding 200,000 students and they have produced cross-cultural experiences at major events including the Parliament of World’s Religions, the United Nations 63rd annual DPI/NGO Conference and the 25th International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific Annual Conference.

“One of our organisations core beliefs,” Peter explains, “is that as a diverse society living in a globalised world, the ability to move between and respect cultures other than our native one is an invaluable asset for personal and community development.”
This has been a thrilling six months for Cultural Infusion who have not only received a ‘Highly Commended Award’ for the ANZIA Internet Awards (2012) but were alsoone of the winners of the United Nations’ coveted international ‘Intercultural Innovation Award’ (2013) for their ongoing work with ‘Sound Infusion’ - a project which aims to expose schools to global cultures through a web and app based music program.
Peter has been invited to present his winning slogan in front of thousands of international guests including 50 ministers from around the globe at the ‘World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue’ in Baku (Azerbaijan) on May 29th.
Today is ‘World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development’!
In December 2002, the UN General Assembly declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together better.
Their grassroots campaign ‘Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion’ encourages you to do one thing today to combat polarization and stereotypes to improve understanding and cooperation among people from different cultures.
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Some of Cultural Infusion's programs have been awarded the Intercultural Innovation Award by the UNAOC & BMW Group, for outstanding programs that promote cultural harmony and wellbeing.
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