Professor Fethi Mansouri, PhD., UNESCO Chairholder, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at the Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and UNITWIN Convenor, Inter-religious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding (IDIU) shares his views on the impact of COVID-19 on intercultural dialogue.

New forms of solidarity and dialogue are emerging at a time when social distancing seems to be the only efficient blockade to the pandemic. At the same time, massive economic disparities and access to health care are being pushed to the limit, with inevitable consequences on the rise of racism and discriminations… Are we ready to engage in a new social contract in view of the post-COVID-19 era?

This article originally appeared on the UNESCO website and can be accessed by clicking here.

This article is also available in French and can be accessed by clicking here.