7 May 2020

UNAI QUIZ: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only with respect to economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual life. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

Test your knowledge on cultural diversity for peace, stability and development with our quiz!

Correct! The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity was adopted unanimously in a most unusual context. It came in the wake of the events of 11 September 2001, and the UNESCO General Conference, which was meeting for its 31st session, was the first ministerial-level meeting to be held after those terrible events. It was an opportunity for States to reaffirm their conviction that intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of peace and to reject outright the theory of the inevitable clash of cultures and civilizations.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity was adopted unanimously in a most unusual context. It came in the wake of the events of 11 September 2001, and the UNESCO General Conference, which was meeting for its 31st session, was the first ministerial-level meeting to be held after those terrible events. It was an opportunity for States to reaffirm their conviction that intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of peace and to reject outright the theory of the inevitable clash of cultures and civilizations.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity was adopted unanimously in a most unusual context. It came in the wake of the events of 11 September 2001, and the UNESCO General Conference, which was meeting for its 31st session, was the first ministerial-level meeting to be held after those terrible events. It was an opportunity for States to reaffirm their conviction that intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of peace and to reject outright the theory of the inevitable clash of cultures and civilizations.

Correct! The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund that promotes sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. It does this through support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector. The fund is notably used to promote South-South and North-South-South cooperation, while contributing to achieving concrete and sustainable results as well as structural impacts, where appropriate, in the cultural field.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund that promotes sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. It does this through support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector. The fund is notably used to promote South-South and North-South-South cooperation, while contributing to achieving concrete and sustainable results as well as structural impacts, where appropriate, in the cultural field.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) is a multi-donor fund that promotes sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries that are parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. It does this through support to projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector. The fund is notably used to promote South-South and North-South-South cooperation, while contributing to achieving concrete and sustainable results as well as structural impacts, where appropriate, in the cultural field.

Correct! The correct answer is B. The cultural and creative industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the world. With an estimated global worth of 4.3 trillion USD per year, the culture sector now accounts for 6.1% of the global economy. They generate annual revenues of US$ 2,250 billion and nearly 30 million jobs worldwide, employing more people aged 15 to 29 than any other sector. The cultural and creative industries have become essential for inclusive economic growth, reducing inequalities and achieving the goals set out in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The cultural and creative industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the world. With an estimated global worth of 4.3 trillion USD per year, the culture sector now accounts for 6.1% of the global economy. They generate annual revenues of US$ 2,250 billion and nearly 30 million jobs worldwide, employing more people aged 15 to 29 than any other sector. The cultural and creative industries have become essential for inclusive economic growth, reducing inequalities and achieving the goals set out in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The cultural and creative industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the world. With an estimated global worth of 4.3 trillion USD per year, the culture sector now accounts for 6.1% of the global economy. They generate annual revenues of US$ 2,250 billion and nearly 30 million jobs worldwide, employing more people aged 15 to 29 than any other sector. The cultural and creative industries have become essential for inclusive economic growth, reducing inequalities and achieving the goals set out in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Correct! The correct answer is B. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly that commits its parties to work toward the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights. The ICESCR is part of the International Bill of Human Rights, along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly that commits its parties to work toward the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights. The ICESCR is part of the International Bill of Human Rights, along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly that commits its parties to work toward the granting of economic, social, and cultural rights. The ICESCR is part of the International Bill of Human Rights, along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Correct! While billions of people around the world turn to culture as a source of comfort and connection, the impact of COVID-19 has not spared the culture sector. The temporary closure of over 80% of UNESCO World Heritage properties is threatening the livelihoods of the local communities and cultural professionals. With the support of Google Arts & Culture, UNESCO is launching an interactive online exhibition featuring dozens of World Heritage properties from across the globe, with first-hand accounts from World Heritage site managers, the caretakers of these outstanding places, that offer a unique glimpse into the impact of COVID-19 on World Heritage sites.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A.  While billions of people around the world turn to culture as a source of comfort and connection, the impact of COVID-19 has not spared the culture sector. The temporary closure of over 80% of UNESCO World Heritage properties is threatening the livelihoods of the local communities and cultural professionals. With the support of Google Arts & Culture, UNESCO is launching an interactive online exhibition featuring dozens of World Heritage properties from across the globe, with first-hand accounts from World Heritage site managers, the caretakers of these outstanding places, that offer a unique glimpse into the impact of COVID-19 on World Heritage sites.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A.  While billions of people around the world turn to culture as a source of comfort and connection, the impact of COVID-19 has not spared the culture sector. The temporary closure of over 80% of UNESCO World Heritage properties is threatening the livelihoods of the local communities and cultural professionals. With the support of Google Arts & Culture, UNESCO is launching an interactive online exhibition featuring dozens of World Heritage properties from across the globe, with first-hand accounts from World Heritage site managers, the caretakers of these outstanding places, that offer a unique glimpse into the impact of COVID-19 on World Heritage sites.

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