Communities : Sharing core norms and values

Sharing the norms and values that enable global coexistence, while respecting cultural differences, because respect for core values and universal norms allows us to live in harmony, while appreciation of cultural diversity enriches our understanding.

On this page you will see communities with interests and programmes focused on the development of shared norms that will better enable our harmonious coexistence in one world, as well as those whose enthusiasm is to celebrate the cultural richness of human diversity. 

Common acceptance of universal norms is essential in today’s increasingly integrated world, but does not require us to become cultural clones. Indeed, all of human history shows that the progress of distinct civilizations is enhanced by trans-cultural encounters and the learning that has resulted from these. 

The communities reflected here, and many others of which you may be aware, seek to promote the achievement of this balance.

The Alliance of Civilizations aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions. It also helps to counter the forces that fuel...  Read More

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Created on 2012-07-25

The UNAOC Youth Website provides a central point of reference for youth interested in advancing cross-cultural understanding. This website is a place where youth are able to discuss issues and...  Read More

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Created on 2012-07-25

East-West Dialogue. a project of the East-West Center. fosters discussion and debate of key issues in Asia-U.S. economic relations. The Dialogue seeks to develop and promote innovative policy....  Read More

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Created on 2012-07-25

Soliya is an international non-profit organization that is using new media technologies to create and mobilize a global community of youth to promote intercultural understanding in diverse societies.  Read More

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Created on 2012-07-25

Global Changemakers was founded in 2007 when six young activists. brought together by the British Council. were invited to lend the ‘voice of youth’ to the Annual Meeting of the World Economic...  Read More

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