- The latest PwC Women in Work Index report found that the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionality affected women and ethnic minorities.
- The transition to automation and a net-zero economy will further widen the gender gap if it is not addressed now, argues an economist.
- Companies need to re-think their policies about equal paid parental leave and flexibility to reduce the impact on women’s careers, she says.
Held every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development.
On this Day, UNESCO would like to call upon everyone to celebrate cultural diversity, through which we will be able to build the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind.
(Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO)
The United Nations General Assembly first declared this World Day in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of the 2001 Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, recognizing the need to “enhance the potential of culture as a means of achieving prosperity, sustainable development and global peaceful coexistence.” UNESCO lead the celebration.