UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), in its Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, underlines in article 2 the importance of cultural pluralism as a positive political response to the fact of cultural diversity in contemporary societies.
“Art. 2 – From cultural diversity to cultural pluralism:
In our increasingly diversified societies, it is essential to ensure harmonious interaction and a willingness to live together of individuals and groups with plural, varied and dynamic cultural identities.
Policies favouring the integration and participation of all citizens guarantee social cohesion, the vitality of civil society and peace. Defined in this way, cultural pluralism is the political response to the fact of cultural diversity. Inseparable from a democratic context, cultural pluralism is conducive to cultural exchanges and the development of the creative capacities that nourish public life”.