World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2018

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UNESCO organized a festive event on May 15, 2018 at the Ivan Attar Auditorium in Sa’adabad Cultural and Historical Complex of Tehran marking the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2018 in Iran.

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The event, which consisted of cultural performances and exhibitions from different provinces of Iran and countries around the world, was organized in cooperation with embassies in Tehran. During the event, the Algerian Embassy welcomed the visitors by serving them Algerian local delicacies in its booth which was decorated with Algerian handcrafts. Besieds, a documentary on Algerian tourism introduced diffrent attractions of this beautiful country to the international public of the exhibition.

Hundreds of people from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds attended the celebration.

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At the opening ceremony, Ms. Esther Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office highlighted in her speech that celebrating cultural diversity means celebrating equitable exchange and dialogue between civilizations, cultures and peoples, as a prerequisite for constructing peace among nations. 

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“Cultural diversity is the beauty of this world. Our heritage is what gives us a sense of identity and belonging, and it’s what makes us proud of who we are,” she added.