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“Cyrus the great, founder of the Persian Empire, pronounced an edict guaranteeing the rights and welfare of the Babylonians after he overthrew Babylon in 539 B.C. Many consider this to be the first declaration of human rights."

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Youth Program

The Manhattan Multicultural Summer Youth Program (MMSY) brings together youths of different cultures, ethnicities, and faiths from around New York City area to provide opportunity to engage with one another and create an environment where people can share, respect, and value cultural differences.

Through exposure to people of a diverse range of backgrounds, youths in the New York City area will gain a greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of one another’s differences and similarities. The MMSY program has proven to be of benefit in reducing racial, religious and intercultural tension.

Founded in 2003, Manhattan Multicultural Counseling (MMC NYC) aims at providing cultural competency programs and counseling services to adolescents and families in the New York City area.

New York City is a unique melting pot, which brings people from different regions of the United States and the world together. This social diversity allows many different perspectives, enriches our own experiences and provides an opportunity for us to deepen our understanding of other cultures and backgrounds.

According to Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities (adopted by General Assembly Resolution 47/135 of 18 December 1992)

“Article 4:4 --States should, where appropriate, take measures in the field of education, in order to encourage knowledge of the history, traditions, language and culture of minorities existing within their territory. Persons belonging to minorities should have adequate opportunities to gain knowledge of the society as a whole.”

"Tolerance: Human beings must respect one another in all their diversity of belief, culture and language. Differences within and between societies should be neither feared nor repressed, but cherished as a precious asset of humanity.”

-Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General, 2000

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