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We Need to Talk: Measuring Intercultural Dialogue for Peace and Inclusion
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Paris; Sydney | 2022 | 107 p.
ISBN 978-92-3-100544-2 (UNESCO); 978-0-6455610-0-5 (IEP)
Corporate author: 
UNESCO; Institute for Economics and Peace

An analysis into the power of intercultural dialogue and the new UNESCO Framework for Enabling Intercultural Dialogue, We Need to Talk presents the first evidence of the link between intercultural dialogue and peace, conflict prevention and non-fragility, and human rights. Using data covering over 160 countries in all regions, the report presents a framework of the structures, processes and values needed to support intercultural dialogue, examining the dynamics and interlinkages between them to reveal substantial policy opportunities with broad spanning benefits. Providing policy support and guidance, the report also includes information on regional trends as well as deep diving case studies.
The data, case studies, and think pieces contained in this report highlight key policy and intervention opportunities for intercultural dialogue as an instrument for inclusion, peace and wider societal benefits. Policy makers, development workers, peace and security actors, academics and more are invited to leverage the analysis in this report and findings of the Framework to strengthen intercultural dialogue around the world.


Resource Type: 
International normative instruments / policy and advocacy documents
Research papers / journal articles
Diversity / cultural literacy / inclusive
Peace / Culture of peace
Globalisation and social justice / International understanding
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Intercultural dialogue
intercultural communication