Cultural leanings

­Farida Shaheed – Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights

In a world that can be circumnavigated in less than 24 hours, different cultures simply can not live as separately as they used to. Cultures and peoples collide, migrate, mix and conflict. And every society sooner or later has to choose how to manage intercultural issues.
The multiculturalism concept has been adopted in many countries, but there’s a growing opinion it has failed…
How do we really have to cope with different cultures within a larger society? Is it possible to avoid conflicts but preserve cultural uniqueness?
We’re asking the U.N. special reporter in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed.