May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020. New York City – World Day for Cultural Diversity is on Thursday, May 21, 2020. I love diversity. I love living in New York City. People from many countries live in this city. People from many countries visit “The City that Never Sleeps”.

Below is the message of the United Nations:

Origin and Purpose of the Day

In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity. and in In December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, and in 2015, the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution on Culture and Sustainable Development A/C.2/70/L.59, affirming culture’s contribution to the three dimensions of sustainable development, acknowledging further the natural and cultural diversity of the world, and recognizing that cultures and civilizations can contribute to, and are crucial enablers of, sustainable development.

The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the four goals of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions adopted on 20 October 2005:
* Support sustainable systems of governance for culture.
* Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services and increase mobility of artists and cultural professionals.
* Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks.
* Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

Why does cultural diversity matter?

Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability 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. This is captured in the culture conventions, which provide a solid basis for the promotion of cultural diversity. Cultural diversity is thus an asset that is indispensable for poverty reduction and the achievement of sustainable development.

At the same time, acceptance and recognition of cultural diversity – in particular through innovative use of media and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) – are conducive to dialogue among civilizations and cultures, respect and mutual understanding.

Read more on the United Nations website: https://www.un.org/en/observances/cultural-diversity-day

Miercoles 6 de Julio de 2011. Manhattan, Nueva York City - Develación del Mural SOLDADERAS de la artista Puertorriqueña, Yasmin Hernández.   Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Manhattan, New York City - Unveiling of the SOLDADERAS Mural by the Puerto Rican artist, Yasmin Hernández.  Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Miercoles 6 de Julio de 2011. Manhattan, Nueva York City – Develación del Mural SOLDADERAS de la artista Puertorriqueña, Yasmin Hernández. La bendición del mural fué realizada por el grupo de danza Mexica, Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011. Manhattan, New York City – Unveiling of the SOLDADERAS Mural by the Puerto Rican artist, Yasmin Hernández. The blessing of the mural was by Mexican Dance troupe, Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Domingo, 6 de Mayo, 2012. Manhattan, ciudad de Nueva York - Ballet Espíritu de México de Socorro Hernández celebrando el 150 aniversario de la batalla de Puebla. Desfile del 5 de mayo a un lado del Parque Central. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Domingo 6 de Mayo de 2012. Manhattan, ciudad de Nueva York – Ballet Espíritu de México de Socorro Hernández celebrando el 150 aniversario de la batalla de Puebla. Desfile del 5 de mayo a un lado del Parque Central.
Sunday, May 6, 2012. Manhattan, New York City – Ballet Espiritu de México de Socorro Hernández celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. May 5 parade. Central Park West / 8 Ave.
Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, August 10, 2013. Manhattan, New York City - Today was the historic commemoration of the 400 year anniversary of the Two Row Wampum, the oldest treaty between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch.   Sábado, 10 de Agosto del 2013. Manhattan, ciudad de Nueva York - Hoy fue la conmemoración histórica del aniversario 400 del Two Row Wampum, el tratado más antiguo entre los Haudenosaunee y los Holandeses.  Photo: Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, August 10, 2013. Manhattan, New York City – Today was the historic commemoration of the 400 year anniversary of the Two Row Wampum, the oldest treaty between the Haudenosaunee and the Dutch.
Sábado, 10 de Agosto del 2013. Manhattan, ciudad de Nueva York – Hoy fue la conmemoración histórica del aniversario 400 del Two Row Wampum, el tratado más antiguo entre los Haudenosaunee y los Holandeses.
Photo: Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 1, 2014. New York City – International Workers' Day or May Day. "Women workers unite across borders" Jueves 1 de mayo de 2014. Ciudad de Nueva York: Día Internacional de los Trabajadores o May Day. Photo by Javier Soriano/JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 1, 2014. New York City – International Workers’ Day or May Day. “Women workers unite across borders”
Jueves 1 de mayo de 2014. Ciudad de Nueva York: Día Internacional de las trabajadoras y los Trabajadores o May Day.
Photo by Javier Soriano/JavierSoriano.com
On Friday, June 26, 2015, was the 11th Annual Trans Day of Action. TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, created by and for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color, gathered Trans and Gender Non-Conforming organizations and allies to march and rally on the Christopher Street Pier/Pier 45 for the 11th Annual Trans Day of Action. “Visibility is important, and we’ve won many victories in the past year, but we know we still have a lot of work to do to end oppression and violence against Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color,” said Elliott Fukui, TransJustice Program Coordinator at the Audre Lorde Project. “We need to continue organizing to find solutions to get our people safe housing, comprehensive healthcare, an end to police profiling, meaningful living wage employment, and safety in our streets from all forms of violence.” Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
Friday, June 26, 2015. Manhattan, New York City – 11th Annual Trans Day of Action.
Viernes 26 de junio de 2015. Manhattan, ciudad de Nueva York – 11º Día Anual de Acción de la comunidad Transgénero.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
According to the organizers, “The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect." Photo by Javier Soriano/http://www.JavierSoriano.com/
Sunday, June 26, 2016. Manhattan, New York City – Bernie Sanders supporters marching in the New York City Pride March.
Domingo 26 de junio de 2016. Manhattan, ciudad de Nueva York – Personas que apoyan a Bernie Sanders marchando en la Marcha del Orgullo LGBTQ.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
9/4/2017 Brooklyn, NYC - 50th Anniversary West Indian American Labor Day Parade. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Monday, September 4, 2017. Brooklyn, New York City – The 50th West Indian American Labor Day Parade (Caribbean Parade) was today. This is one of the best parades in NYC and in the United States of America. Thousands of people traveled to NYC for the carnival and parade.
Lunes 4 de septiembre de 2017. Brooklyn, Ciudad de Nueva York – El 50º Desfile del Día del Trabajo de las Indias Occidentales Americanas (desfile del Caribe) fue hoy. Este es uno de los mejores desfiles en la ciudad de Nueva York y en los Estados Unidos de América. Miles de personas viajaron a la ciudad de Nueva York para el carnaval y desfile.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
18/5/2018 Manhattan, ciudad de Nueva York - Grupo de Judíos en Times Square apoyando a Palestina. 5/18/2018. New York City - A group of Jews in Times Square supporting Palestine. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
18/5/2018 Manhattan, ciudad de Nueva York – Grupo de Judíos en Times Square apoyando a Palestina.
5/18/2018. New York City – A group of Jews in Times Square supporting Palestine.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Sábado, 23 de febrero, 2019. Mitin y marcha en la Ciudad de Nueva York: Saquen las manos de Venezuela. Saturday, February 23, 2019. Rally and march in New York City: Hands off Venezuela. Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Sábado 23 de febrero de 2019. Manhattan, ciudad de Nueva York – Mitin y marcha: Saquen las manos de Venezuela.
Saturday, February 23, 2019. Manhattan, New York City – Rally and march: Hands off Venezuela.
Foto por Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Saturday, October 19, 2019. Queens, New York City - Bernie Sanders had a rally in Queens today. Almost 26 thousand people attended the event. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Sábado 19 de octubre de 2019. Queens, Ciudad de Nueva York – Hoy, el Senador y candidato presidencial Bernie Sanders tuvo un mitin en Queens. Casi 26 mil personas asistieron al evento.
Saturday, October 19, 2019. Queens, New York City – Today, Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a rally in Queens. Almost 26 thousand people attended the event.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

The diversity of food is impressive. In New York City you can eat food from many different countries.

Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City - Mexican restaurant. El Mundo Unidos. Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York - Restaurante mexicano. El Mundo Unidos. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Mexican restaurant. El Mundo Unidos.
Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York – Restaurante mexicano. El Mundo Unidos.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City - Ecuadorian woman selling scrapings. Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York - Señora ecuatoriana vendiendo raspados. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Ecuadorian woman selling scrapings.
Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York – Señora ecuatoriana vendiendo raspados.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City - Jamaican restaurant. Camille's. Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York - Restaurante Jamaiquino. Camille's. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Jamaican restaurant. Camille’s.
Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York – Restaurante Jamaiquino. Camille’s.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City - Dominican restaurant. Melany. Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York - Restaurante dominicano. Melany. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Dominican restaurant. Melany.
Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York – Restaurante dominicano. Melany.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City - Trinidadian restaurant. Jen's Roti Shop. Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York - Restaurante de Trinidad. Jen's Roti Shop. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Trinidadian restaurant. Jen’s Roti Shop.
Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York – Restaurante de Trinidad. Jen’s Roti Shop.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City - Halal food. Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York - Comida Halal. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Halal food.
Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York – Comida Halal.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City - Ecuadorian woman selling scrapings. Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York - Señora ecuatoriana vendiendo raspados. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Ecuadorian woman selling scrapings.
Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York – Señora ecuatoriana vendiendo raspados.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City - Mexican restaurant. San José Teruel. Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York - Restaurante mexicano. San José Teruel. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Mexican restaurant. San José Teruel.
Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York – Restaurante mexicano. San José Teruel.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City - Trinidadian restaurant. De Hot Pot. Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York - Restaurante de Trinidad. De Hot Pot. Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com
Thursday, May 21, 2020. Brooklyn, New York City – Trinidadian restaurant. De Hot Pot.
Jueves 21 de mayo de 2020. Brooklyn, ciudad de Nueva York – Restaurante de Trinidad. De Hot Pot.
Photo by Javier Soriano/www.JavierSoriano.com

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