2010 was declared to be the International Year of Rapprochement of Cultures by the United Nations. The following themes were identified:
1. promoting reciprocal knowledge of cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity;
2. building a framework for commonly shared values;
3.strengthening quality education and the building of intercultural competences; and
4. fostering dialogue for sustainable development.
800 activities have been developed to support these goals.
See the UNESCO website created for the Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures for further details.