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Cultural diversity … can only thrive in an environment that safeguards fundamental freedoms and human rights, which are universal, indivisible, interconnected and interdependent.[1] 

 

Diversity is essentially linked to the fundamental human right to equality and non-discrimination. It honors human differences and values the richness and strength that differences of all kinds contribute to society. The term often refers specifically to cultural diversity, the quality of diverse or different cultures, as opposed to a homogenization of cultures, which is often cited as a negative effect of globalization. Diversity also refers to recognizing, respecting and valuing other aspects of human beings that are not directly influenced by culture such as differences in age, sexual orientation, gender identification, and physical appearance and abilities.[2]

 

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[1]  UN Statement on the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May 2010: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/cultural_rights/docs/statements/Statement_cultural_diversity21052010.doc\ 

[2] For a more detailed discussion of the rights of minorities, see Understanding Human Rights: Manual on Human Rights Education, p. 431: http://www.etc-graz.at/typo3/fileadmin/user_upload/ETC-Hauptseite/manual/versionen/english_3rd_edition/Manual_2012_FINAL.pdf.



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