Rapprochement of Cultures.

Rapprochement of Cultures

Building on efforts in the UNESCO General Conference of October 2011, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed the Decade 2013-2022 as the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures, with UNESCO as the lead Agency.The Decade is part of a strong momentum created by the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010) which called for peace and non-violence at every level of society.The 2006 UNESCO General Conference in its resolution on Promotion of dialogue among peoples had called for "the development of a universal global consciousness" based on dialogue and cooperation in a climate of trust and mutual understanding and for a "new humanism for the twenty-first century".The year 2010 had been designated as the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures "to promote universal respect for, and observation and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms." Cultures encompass not only the arts and humanities but also different ways of living together, value systems and traditions.It is true today that, to an unprecedented degree, people are meeting together in congresses, conferences and universities all over the globe. However, in themselves, such meetings are not dialogue and do not necessarily lead to rapprochement of cultures. There is a need to reach a deeper level. Reaching such deeper levels takes patience, tolerance, the ability to take a longer-range view, and creativity.For any UN-sponsored Year or Decade to have a real impact, there must be wide initiatives and actions by civil society: non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academic institutions and the media.As Citizens of the World have been in the lead in efforts to create a new humanism for the twenty-first century, they welcome this 2013-2022 Decade and will play their part to highlight the creative efforts of individuals who have helped to create bridges of understanding among cultures.



Rene Wadlow Leopold Sendar Senghor.
Rene Wadlow Albert Schweitzer: Reverence for Life
Rene Wadlow James H. Cousins: "We were trying to build bridges"
Rene Wadlow Velimir Khlebnikov : The Futurian (1895-1922)
Rene Wadlow Ondra Lysohorsky (1905-1989)
Rene Wadlow Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)
Rene Wadlow Kenneth Rexroth (1905-1982): The Poetry of Relevance
Rene Wadlow Gary Snyder: A Zen View of Nature
Rene Wadlow Dennis Brutus: A Glow of Friendship does not fade
Rene Wadlow Aimé Césaire: (1913 - 2008) A Black Orpheus

Rene Wadlow Chinua Achebe: A Reflection of When Things Fall Apart
Rene Wadlow Alexander Solzhenitsyn: To the very essence of everything
Rene Wadlow Henry Steel Olcott (1832-1907): The Buddhist Bridge
Rene Wadlow Khalil Gibran : Spirits Rebellious
Rene Wadlow Jean Giono (1895-1970): The Energies of the Earth
Rene Wadlow William Blake : A Citizen of Eternity
Rene Wadlow Rapprochement of Cultures and Creative Education
Kurt Johnson and
David Robert Ord
The Comming Interspiritual Age
Rene Wadlow Interfaith Harmony Week
Rene Wadlow Edward Carpenter: (29 August 1844 - 28 June 1929)