PLURAL+ is a youth video festival that encourages and empowers global youth to explore the pressing social issues of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia and to share their creative vision with the world. Launched in 2009, PLURAL+ is a joint initiative of the UNAOC and the IOM, with a network of more than 50 partner organizations around the globe. #Pluralplus20
The current surge of flaring conflicts, acts of violence and intolerance demands urgent actions. Peoples and nations must join forces for the development of a universal global consciousness free from stereotypes and prejudices. The International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022) is a commitment to consider new articulations between cultural diversity and universal values.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.