Welcome to GDF Unity in Diversity
GDF Unity in Diversity works in the field of citizen diplomacy and uses 'dialogue' to promote intercultural understanding. In collaboration with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, our objective is to initiate, promote and foster cooperation among the global community in a range of intercultural initiatives that aim to establish a peaceful and safer coexistence.
Unity in Diversity - World Civil Society
"Unity in Diversity - World Civil Society" is an assembly of civil society organizations working together to build globally inclusive society and culture of peace.
Shahani Group / SAGE Foundation - India
26 Novemeber 2016
“In today’s dangerous nuclear driven world, an eye for an eye will destroy our whole planet” warned Padma Shri DR Kaarthikeyan, former Director General Human Rights Commission and Director CBI. “The only way out is Dialogue between cultures, communities and religions”
NOOSFERA - The Russian Federation
Last week, the Education Support Foundation NOOSFERA held two events in celebration of the International Day for Tolerance:
- Personalized master-class of the famous artist Andrey Bartenev with children-participants of the correctional program “Emotions.Movement.Intellect” and their parents. During the lesson children made vivid paintings using dripping technique—splashing paint onto paper: this technique helps to express feelings and emotions.
- A festive concert “Golden Rule” at Moscow school No.480 named after V.V.Talalikhin. During the concert the children learned a lot about Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Artists performed traditional dances and songs of the peoples of the world on the scene, and schoolchildren read out parables matching each of the five religions. At the concert, pupils of primary and secondary school learned about the golden rule of morality–“Treat others, as you desire to be treated by them”, which is common both for five major religions of the world and for all people of the earth.
Media Education Centre - Serbia
VOICE is a global bi-monthly magazine of the youth, for the youth and by the youth. It is an unbiased untainted perspective of the youth across the world. With 1.2 billion young faces comprising the global “youth bulge”, a platform to give voice to their thoughts and concerns is more than what is needed. VOICE aims to create awareness and engage young people in exploring global issues leading to a search for possible solutions. Through VOICE, the youth can discuss issues and express ideas for a better and promising future.Read more
Unity in Diversity - World Civil Society, India Launch
Mumbai, India 15-16 March 2016
Planetary Citizens Assembly
Remarks by UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations
Remarks by Dr. Hanifa Mezoui, Senior Advisor Humanitarian Affairs & Civil Society, UNAOC
Interview by DNA India with Dr. Hanifa Mezoui
GDF Press release
Press releases: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Photo albums: Pre-event, Launch event, Garden Inauguration
OVERVIEW, OUTCOMES & HIGHLIGHTS
Open Forum: GDF gives decisive contribution to launching UNAOC Civil Society Chapter in Australia 6 October 2011 - Melbourne Australia
Speech: UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, President Jorge Sampaio: transcript_pdf
Speech: President, Federation of Indian Associations of Victoria Mr. Vasan Srinivasan: transcript_pdf
15 Mar 2016, Unity in Diversity-World Civil Society Launch India,
Presentation by UNAOC High Representative - H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
(Delivered by Hanifa Mezoui PhD)
Photo Album - Launch Event
“The Macedonian model of respect for diversity is a very positive example, which should be promoted as part of this global initiative”, said the Qatari Emir at the meeting
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