March 26, 2012 in Civil Society
With more migration today than ever before, cultures and religions are at every step of the way beginning to create a true Unity in Diversity. The upside is many new opportunities. On the downside, the process is unorganised and is creating an enormous amount of tension and overstrained societies.
Community-based organisations, peak-bodies, councils, clubs and youth have a key role.
In as much as the problem is complex and a major concern for global peace and security, what is most encouraging is the movement to bring different cultural, ethnic and racial groups together at the grassroots community level to establish programs that overcome stereotypes, build mutual understanding, and strengthen capacity among community and its leadership.
These are among the key goals of ‘Unity in Diversity’, which in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations also aims to establish a global community of civil society organisations working closely together under the UN umbrella.
If this sounds like the area your organisation is working in or would like to work in, you’re invited, http://www.gdfunityindiversity.org/unaoccivilsociety.htm
Hope to see you soon!
Peter (Pece) Gorgievski