May 21, 2020
I suppose it calls as much for worldwide intrusion as it does cooperation, but surely with the best of intentions. UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration of Cultural Diversity in 2001. The following year, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 21 to be World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. According to the United Nations website, the day advances the four goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions adopted on October 20, 2005:
For more information, visit the United Nations website: https://www.un.org/en/observances/cultural-diversity-day
Every person, every culture is, of course, unique. Isn't that a relief? If we were all the same, a uni-culture -- what fun would that be? But we also need to remember that we have things in common -- important, fundamental, elemental things. We all have hopes and dreams. Souls. We share humanity. We share this world.
Surely, the past, present, and future connect in this miraculous state we call life. In this light, history and all human experience are ever-present.
Wouldn't it be nice, then, if we could enjoy each other, if we could appreciate and celebrate our differences?
Let us love! Let us have fun. Let us toast each other and wish each other well. Now,
in our awareness, is the time to be happy, to live to our purest, highest standards.
We're all in this together.