Cultural Diversity and Human Rights
October 14,2014   By:CSHRS

Pierre Bercis

Established in 1977, New Human Rights Association includes the right of existence of human culture into the category of new human rights, hoping to bring attention of the international community to the right of existence of culture.


Culture is an indispensable ingredient of human riches, and it is, as well, the valuable heritage of human beings. Once cultural diversity disappeared, the collective riches of human being would become meaningless.

Cultural diversity is just like species diversity of flora and fauna. When one kind of species becomes extinct, it can never be retrieved. This is a great loss not only to the flora and fauna, but also to human beings.

All the world nations give absolute priority to species diversity. Fortunately, thanks to the long-term biological movements globally, giving priority to species diversity has become a world trend. However, we do not pay adequate attention to cultural diversity. This is why we have the seminar at China Society for Human Rights Studies. We believe we urgently need new thinking and actions in this area, and we hope the seminar can arouse extensive attention from the international community. I'd like to express my gratitude to everyone here for your efforts.

Talking about cultural diversity and human rights, what does it really mean?

Let's first review the history of our human race.

With their wisdom, various nations in the world have developed their own cultures, which are independent from other cultures. This is the result of the lack of exchanges among these nations. For Chinese people, African people, European people… they have given full play their creativity and nothing can detain them. In this sense, they are lucky.