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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. Next, in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

Held every year on 21 May, UNESCO leads the celebration of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development highlighting not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development.

With the adoption in September 2015 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations, the message of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is more important than ever. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can best be achieved by drawing upon the creative potential of the world’s diverse cultures and engaging in continuous dialogue to ensure that all members of society benefit from sustainable development.

Goal of the month

SDG 15 – Life on Land – aims to conserve all forms of life on land, by protecting and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity, sustainably managing forests, combatting desertification and reversing land degradation.

SDG 15 acknowledges that human life depends on healthy ecosystems, which contribute to over half of global GDP and provide invaluable ecosystem services such as carbon capture, preventing erosion, or buffering communities from extreme weather events. Beyond their high economic significance, ecosystems and wildlife also have high cultural and spiritual value, particularly for indigenous communities.

The First Global Supply Chain Forum, May 21-24, 2024, Barbados

Against the background of the deteriorating climate situation and economic problems in developing countries, more and more attention is being paid to the creation of a new financial system that takes into account the climate situation.

The first Global Supply Chain Forum will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, Barbados from 21 to 24 May 2024. 

The forum is being held in connection with the Bridgetown Initiative for the Reform of the Global Financial Architecture, a political program aimed at creating new tools and reforming existing institutions to finance measures to combat climate change and achieve Sustainable Development Goals, which was announced on the eve of COP27 in 2022 by the Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley. This initiative was supported by UNCTAD.

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

On April 15-26, the 23rd session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was held in New York.

Delegations from organizations of indigenous peoples of Yamal, Kamchatka, Yugra, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Yakutia, Karelia and Murmansk region took an active part in the session.

The delegates targeted the issues of modernization of traditional economic activities, involvement and support of young people from among small indigenous peoples, participation in decision-making through Councils of Representatives and other advisory bodies. 

Joining the Global Compact Network Russia – the Association “National Network of the Global Compact” – opens for the UN Global Compact participants additional opportunities – those mentioned above and stated below.