Welcome to the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development web site. The Observatory aims to facilitate the promotion of Cultural Diversity in all aspects of Human Development – scientific, educational, social, environmental, economic and cultural – in the Pacific Asia region.

National Partners

Australian National Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) (http://www.dfat.gov.au/intorgs/unesco/) (http://www.unesco.org)

UNESCO functions as a laboratory of ideas and a standard-setter to forge universal agreements on emerging ethical issues. The Organization also serves as a clearinghouse – for the dissemination and sharing of information and knowledge – while helping Member States to build their human and institutional capacities in diverse fields.

Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) (http://www.fecca.org.au)

FECCA is the national peak body which represents and advocates for diverse cultural and linguistic communities and promotes Australian multiculturalism, community harmony and social justice for all.

Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) (http://www.alga.asn.au)

ALGA is the national voice of local government articulating the collective national and international interests of Australia’s 675 local government authorities.

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) (http://www.planning.org.au)

The Planning Institute of Australia is the only national organisation representing qualified urban and regional planners and other related disciplines.

The University of Queensland (UQ) (http://www.uq.edu.au)

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s premier learning and research institutions. It is the oldest university in Queensland and has produced generations of graduates who have gone on to become leaders in all areas of society and industry. UQ has an international reputation for research and teaching excellence. The Pacific Asia Observatory is located within UQ.