Rafiky’s remote interpreting is the way to honor cultural diversity.
Exactly ten years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity by UNESCO, the United Nations General Assembly established the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in 2002. The anniversary, which takes place annually on 21 May, is intended to celebrate not only the richness and the variety of the cultures that populate the world, but also to recognize the importance of a global peaceful coexistence on a global level and of intercultural dialogue, towards sustainable development. According to 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) described in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, both drawing upon the potential of cultural diversity and monitoring intercultural dialogue are the way to achieve sustainable development for all citizens of the world.
The year 2021 was also considered the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly. After having faced the pandemic, creativity is believed to be the engine for human-centric and inclusive development.
The new growing trend of the creative economy can involve the cultural and creative sectors, by standing at the crossroad of culture and art, economies, and technologies from all over the world. In this respect, UNESCO also gives a voice to cultural diversity in the economic context, as proof that it can promote further sustainable development.
UNESCO today involves everyone in a creative and cultural involvement, after the “beating” of the global pandemic. Artists from all over the world are asked to record a short video (15/30 seconds) using the hashtag #Voice4culture in which they explain their point of view on cultural diversity.
The pandemic blocked the world of events and celebrations this year. However, somehow technology was a lifeline for many people. Relying on the digital world, we have had the opportunity to keep on enjoying virtual experiences in a far place, where a cultural exchange paradoxically still existed.
Rafiky joins this tribute to cultural diversity on a daily basis. During lockdown more than ever, it provided its interpreting services in order to ensure that exchange of culture, that dialogue of knowledge that we missed so much in the first place.
Interpretation and translation are the tools through which you can approach a new culture, without forgetting yours. In the world of interpreting, the touchpoint between cultures from all over the world coincides with the figure of interpreters. When the participants meet, whether in presence or remotely, it is the right opportunity to enrich their cultural background. You may notice the small details and the small attentions given by the interpreters so that the event ends exhaustively. The same details, which make the difference for foreign interlocutors and turn your meeting into a unique and unforgettable memory.
Rafiky takes this chance every day, offering remote interpreting services, which break down language barriers while respecting the cultures involved.
Today is your chance to honor culture in all its differing shades. What can you do today? Visit virtually a museum or a art exhibition, or attend one of the wonderful online events, organized by several NGOs, dedicated to the theme of cultural diversity, or take an intercultural walk organized in the main European cities.
Rafiky Press Office