It has been a great honor to be among the outstanding contributors into the first World Humanities Conference in Liege, Belgium. The conference, co-organized by the University of Liege, UNESCO and International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) offered the opportunity to distinguished scholars, humanitarians, leaders and visionaries from all over the world to meet together and share views to promote the sustainable development and survivability of humanity.
Highlighting the need to develop a universal culture that promotes sustainability, while preserving the vital for humankind cultural diversity, we proposed the ethnocentric creation of a universal culture that promotes the values and principles of Human Development (UN). In this way, cultural diversity is not only preserved as needed, but it is enhanced into a major contributor for the sustainable development of humanity. In this context, the CAVE Approach©, relying on Aristotelian Ethical Theory, was presented as a paradigm of how cultural diversity and intangible cultural heritage can be used for the ethnocentric creation of a universal Human Development culture.
We are grateful for having the opportunity to be there and connect with people from all around the globe under the common vision of a better world for all.