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May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development Maio 21, 2009

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is annually held on May 21 to help people learn about the importance of cultural diversity and harmony.

A major challenge of the Twenty-First Century is to make diversity out of difference, that is to say, to promote unity by cultivating – and not by reducing – human complexity.

The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity in Paris, France, on November 2, 2001. It was the 249th resolution adopted at the 57th session (.pdf link) of the United Nations General Conference. Although the declaration was the culmination of years of work, it was adopted in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This reaffirmed the need for intercultural dialogue to prevent segregation and fundamentalism.

Read here the Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO,on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 21 May 2009


International Museum Day / Dia Internacional dos Museus Maio 18, 2009

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International Museum Day, since 1977, has been celebrated around the world because «Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, co-operation and peace among peoples».

Each year, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) selects a theme. The theme for 2009 is «Museums and Tourism».


International Children Book’s Day / Dia Internacional do Livro Infantil Abril 2, 2009

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Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated all over the world to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books. The celebratory day is coordinated by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing children and book together.

The theme for this year celebration is “I am the World”

Hoje comemora-se o Dia Internacional do Livro Infantil. O dia 2 de Abril foi escolhido porque é o dia do nascimento (no ano de 1805) de Hans Christian Andersen um autor de grande influência na Literatura Infantil, autor de contos como o Patinho Feio, O Soldadinho de Chumbo, A Pequena Sereia, A Princesa e a Ervilha…

World Theatre Day Março 27, 2009

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First launched in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute, World Theatre Day is celebrated on 27 March throughout the world.

Every year, a personality well known for his/her good will and intellectual merits is invited to share thoughts on the theme of theatre and peace. This year Augusto Boal – a Brazilian theatre director, writer and activist – made his World Theatre Day Statement on March 25, 2009 at a celebration at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.


Mar. 21: World Poetry Day – Dia Mundial da Poesia Março 21, 2009

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World Poetry Day is commemorated on March 21. This day was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements.”
To mark this year’s World Poetry Day, UNESCO will pay tribute to Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), who was also a Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature. Nothingandall associates to this homage and publishes more poems by this famous author.


7 Maravilhas de Origem Portuguesa no Mundo Dezembro 14, 2008

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Pode (e deve) votar nas Sete Maravilhas de Origem Portuguesa no Mundo. Existem 27 maravilhas em competição.

Os resultados serão revelados numa cerimónia a realizar no dia 10 de Junho de 2009, Dia de Portugal.

São Francisco das Penitência de Ouro Preto (Brasil)
Convento de São Francisco de Assis, Recife (Brasil)
Mosteiro de São Bento do Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)
Forte do Príncipe da Beira (Brasil)
Convento de São Francisco e Ordem Terceira, Salvador (Brasil)
Colónia do Sacramento (Uruguai)
Fortaleza Portuguesa (Bahrain)
Igreja de São Paulo (Macau)
Cidade de Baçaim (Índia)

Cidade de Damão Grande (Índia)
Fortaleza de Diu (Índia)
Basílica de Bom Jesus de Goa (Índia)
Sé Catedral de Goa (Índia)
Fortaleza de Ormuz (Irão)
Centro Histórico de Malaca (Malásia)
Fortificação de Mascate (Omã)
Convento do Carmo, Luanda (Angola)
Cidade Velha de Santiago (Cabo Verde)
Gorgora Nova (Etiópia)
São Jorge da Mina (Gana)
Fortaleza de Safi (Marrocos)
Cidade Fortificada de Mazagão, El Jadida (Marrocos)
Ilha de Moçambique (Moçambique)
Fortaleza de Jesus de Mombaça (Quénia)
Fortaleza de Kilwa, Quíloa, Tanzânia
Santuário de Congonhas do Campo (Brasil)
Mosteiro de São Bento de Olinda, Olinda (Brasil)


Stand Up for the Burrup Julho 12, 2008

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Nothingandall is a multicultural blog where the freedom, the environment, the peace and the culture are very important topics. Today, we associate to Stand up for the Burrup movement to
raise awareness about the Burrup Peninsula, Australia’s largest cultural monument, an Aboriginal sacred site.

The Burrup Peninsula in the Pilbara hosts the largest concentration of prehistoric rock art on earth and has been described as «the largest outdoor at gallery on planet». After decades of neglect, it is finally getting the recognition it deserves as a pre-eminent heritage site.