Letter to the PM on Establishing Diversity Management Commission in Sudan
Date: March 1, 2021
Project Title: Diversity Management Commission
Authorized to take decision to establish the Prime Minister
Project Proposal on Establishing Diversity
Management Commission in Sudan
Sudan contains formation social, political, economic, environmental and cultural structures that are rich in their diversity and multiplicity. These were formed by overlapping demographic, geographic, natural, climatic and historical factors, over ages, making it one of the countries rich in diversity and multiplicity in different aspects. Managing this diversity has been one of the great challenges of the Sudanese state in the period following independence from British colonialism in 1956 and up to today.
Like other communities, Sudanese society is constantly witnessing a lot of twists and developments at various levels, due to the movement of history and human nature and the need to meet material and moral needs and factors of the elements, in terms of environment and climate. Hence arise the dire need for urgent governmental and social organized arrangements to manage this diversity and its impact and continuous variability and the internal and external factors influencing it, and to respond to the prerequisites of face its threats, and how to build on it to become a source of enrichment for national building: socially, politically, culturally and emotionally; carried on the principles and values of caring for human rights and uplifting them as a key target, preserving the balance between the Sudanese and driving the wheel of competition to perform duties and obtain rights.
Our contemporary world celebrates diversity, because it serves as a mine of multiplicity of visions and ideas, rich in breadth and coverage, which can enable humanity to maximize the benefit from its potential, and proceed in all walks of life towards steady progress and development. the United Nations bodies solicited the issuing of a number of global declarations, for the purpose of organizing and managing diversity in the world to move in the direction of positivity, towards the establishment of humanitarian partnerships, according to the collective interest of mankind, in preserving equal human rights in rights and duties, enjoyment of life and the right to reach a sense of contentment and well-being without feeling any kind of unworthy discrimination, whether negative or positive .
The numerous exchanges taking place today have encouraged communication between different societies, which must coexist in the same geographical area, and manage diversity in all its aspects. In a way that bridges the gap between societies, and is an essential means of promoting peace and stability in a context marked by the presence of the diversity-related aspect in three quarters of the world’s major crises.
Definition of diversity
The definition of diversity takes several aspects, but for the purposes of this project, diversity is defined according to the objective of establishing the Sudan Diversity Management Commission, as:
A group of natural differences, which are characteristic of human societies and the nature surrounding and interlocking with them. These differences are manifest on bases of race, religion, gender, color, language, education and style of knowledge, culture, social and economic class, mental and physical ability, political and ideological affiliation, geographical, environment and climatic factors. Humans may share in all or some of these characteristics, but remain to present some degree of diversity.
Diversity has several dimensions, which include the following:
- Personal styles such as the characteristics of the individual, the essence of their personality, and their self-distinction.
- The inner dimension including race, gender, age, language, culture and the mental and physical ability.
- The external dimension that includes geographic location, economic income level, social and economic class, appearance and social status.
- The organizational dimension which includes ideological, political, and religious affiliations, as well as belonging to social, professional and community entities.