Saturday the 21st of May 2022 saw the first ever World Cultural Diversity Day been celebrated at the Moresby Arts Theatre.
National Cultural Commission (NCC) Marketing Manager Mr David Taim said, since the acceptance in 2001 through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNSECO), NCC hosted the country’s first ever World Cultural Diversity Day under the theme: “Celebrating the World’s Cultural Diversity in Unity”.
He said, “given the fact that PNG is so culturally diverse, we want to use this day as a platform to promote peace through culture, art through creative business industry, entrepreneurship and eliminate poverty.”
On Saturday, they saw performances from a total of six cultural groups and one global contemporary music group from Weimog Rock- Jazz & Blues. Mr Taim said, through NCC they see this day as a very important day for PNG given our cultural diversity.
“This is the first and we intend to promote and make this event bigger and better by next year by including all their stakeholders and the global community leaving in Port Moresby to come and celebrate our differences as one,” said Mr Taim.
Furthermore, Mr Taim said, this will become an annual event for NCC in the years to come to promote cultural diversity in Port Moresby and across to the other provinces as well.