HARMONY WEEK WA 15 – 21 March
Harmony Day is on its way! The One World Centre library has a unique, hands-on collection of resources for exploring different cultures from around the world. Browse our Discovery Boxes online through the catalogue or, even better, contact us to borrow a Discovery Box to open in your classroom. Did you know you can even contribute to our discovery boxes, and share your cultural learning with us?
Click here for our Discovery Box pages
Click here to search the library catalogue
Contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org
Culture and the Sustainable Development Goals
Did you know that the UN Sustainable Development Goals place culture at the heart of the global development agenda? This means that the cultural aspects of human societies are considered as important as economic and environmental factors in empowering us to transform our world and shape a better future for all.
“Culture is who we are, and what shapes our identity. Placing culture at the heart of development policies is the only way to ensure a human-centred, inclusive and equitable development.”
[Culture: at the heart of the SDGs. Unesco Courier, 2017]
Cultural diversity and inclusion are key to the SDGS which focus on education, creativity and innovation, sustainable communities, human rights and intercultural cooperation, including SDG8, SDG9, SDG4, SDG11, SDG16 and SDG17.
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Target 4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.
You can find out more about the UN SDGs in our HOT TOPIC – THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
There is also wealth of information and ideas for exploring WA’s cultural diversity on the Office of Multicultural Interests Harmony Week Page. Find a community event, download the Education Kit and celebrate WA’s diversity.
To find a ‘snapshot’ of diversity in your own community – have a look at Search Diversity WA: an online search facility that details the demographic, cultural and social economic backgrounds of Western Australians, including profiles of all WA electoral divisions and local government areas.