UN OFFICE IN ARMENIA MARKS WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY
An art exhibition dedicated to the World Day for Cultural Diversity
for Dialogue and Development was opened today in the UN House. It is
aimed at providing an opportunity to deepen the understanding of the
values of cultural diversity and to learn to better “live together”.
The paintings and sculptures of the Armenian artist Gevorg Msheci,
were exhibited. His art works have attracted the attention of youth,
artistic community, authorities and civil society representatives,
media and the general public.
Maria Dotsenko, UN Department of Public Information Representative
said: “The UNDPI pays attention to promotion of cultural diversity
and supports the country’s efforts aimed at guaranteeing that all
persons have the right to express themselves and to disseminate
their work freely and to participate in the cultural life. Armenia,
being located in the crossroads of ancient civilizations, has rich
traditions of appreciation of cultural diversity.”
The painter, Gevorg Msheci added: “For more than ten years I have
cooperated with the UNDPI and appreciate their support to the
endorsement of Armenian art. This support motivates and encourages
me to promote through the art mutual understanding, tolerance and
dialogue between people of different nations.”
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 May as the World Day for Cultural
Diversity for Dialogue and has welcomed the Universal Declaration
on Cultural Diversity adopted by UNESCO in 2001 and the Action Plan
for the implementation of this Declaration. Armenia, among other UN
Members States, participates in the implementation of this Action Plan.
The exhibition will be open to the public at the UN House until 31 May.