World Culture Open at the UN

World Culture Open 2004

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Sponsored by The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korean to the United Nations

“The goals and ideals of the WCO complement those of the United Nations. The WCO’s message of humanity and peace, dialogue and understanding is needed today as never before, as is positive and constructive effort by civil society and the private sector to bridge the dangerous gap of intolerance, ignorance and miscommunication between cultures. By bringing together artists and musicians, officials, intellectuals and businessmen from some 50 countries, you encourage the sharing and mutual appreciation of cultural heritage, customs and traditions.”
– Kofi A. Annan, 7th Secretary General of the United Nations

Published by Won Buddhism UN & Interfaith

Won Buddhism UN & Interfaith Office envisions a world where all individuals and communities live in peace and harmony based on the Buddhist principles of interdependency and interconnectedness. We are inspired by the example of Master Sotaesan, the founder of Won Buddhism, who was also a champion of gender equality, international peace and global cooperation.