According to the United Nations, in 2009, out of the 143 major conflicts around the world, 108 had a cultural dimension. The UN emphasizes the links between the protection of cultural diversity and the importance of dialogue between civilizations in the modern world.
Nearly 10 years ago the UN General Assembly declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to “live together” better.
Intuit recently launched a ”Do One Thing” campaign to encourage all employees to do their part to make the world a better place. In support of the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity Intuit is extending its campaign to “Do One Thing for Diversity & Inclusion.”
“We jumped at the chance to showcase Intuit’s commitment to diversity and our skill set in creating a diverse and inclusive environment to the world alongside leading companies in the diversity space like Intel, Merck, Royal Bank of Canada, Yahoo!, Genentech, VSP, Symantec, and Cisco,” said Terilyn Monroe, global diversity and engagement leader at Intuit.
Many organizations are hosting special events or doing other activities to reach the campaign’s goal to get one million people around the world involved. To see what companies have pledged to do or to sign up your business visit this page.
Intuit will host a World Day for Cultural Diversity event on May 17th and will broadcast opening remarks from Intuit CEO Brad Smith and a panel discussion on the role diversity & inclusion plays in the world’s changing socio-economic and business landscape. The panel will feature:
- Jean Bas, Senior Advisor-Strategic Development & Partnerships, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
- Mary Teagarden, Professor of Global Strategy, Thunderbird School of International Management.
- Dr. Mary O’Hara Devereaux, president Global Foresight & Futurist.
The live broadcast will occur here on the Intuit Network from 10-11am Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 17th.
Show your support by visiting the United Nation’s “Do ONE Thing for Diversity & Inclusion” Facebook page and sharing the one thing you’ll commit to do.