Intercultural dialogue and sustainable development

In 2002, the UN General Assembly declared May 21 as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. This day celebrates both the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role played by intercultural dialogue in moving towards peace and sustainable development for the benefit of all.
During the current period of confinement, we have all turned to culture for comfort. Online cultural content such as virtual museum tours and streaming movies, for example, have reminded us that culture is an important factor of resilience for human societies.
On the other hand, many countries are experiencing armed conflicts, conflicts in which the cultural dimension is often present. This is why it is necessary to promote intercultural dialogue to foster mutual understanding and sustainable development rather than war.
Morija works in this direction, inspired by strong humanitarian values. These include dignity and solidarity. The first is to consider each human being as a unique and valuable person. The second is to focus on the most vulnerable people. These values serve as a basis for action that respects cultural differences.