IOM Celebrates Cultural Diversity in the Global Fight against Racism and Xenophobia

18 May 2017

Culture is a complicated word – it is important, relevant and especially difficult to define. Religion, tradition, food, art and language are just some of the elements that can be pieced together to constitute a particular culture. It is a banner under which people should unite, yet examples of culture clashes can be found throughout history. According to the United Nations, “three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension.”