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ExxonMobil affiliates celebrate World Day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development

ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria celebrated the 2016 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development with the theme One Team, One Job; Embrace and Flourish in our Diversity.

This initiative, launched in Nigeria in 2014 was pioneered by the Global Real Estate and Facilities (GREF) Nigeria group. The in-country affiliates' first commemoration of the event was marked on May 27, 2016 and was celebrated in all ExxonMobil affiliates offices across Nigeria.

The event provided the opportunity for employees to share and appreciate the diverse cultures within the company. Employees showcased their various cultures in the form of attires, arts, crafts and meals, amongst others. The event was also marked with lectures that focused on the theme and ended with photo sessions of the different groups.
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is an initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in coalition with UNESCO, corporations and civil societies and is celebrated May 21 every year. It was launched in 2002 with the charge to "Do one thing for Diversity & Inclusion." The general aim was to challenge people worldwide to acknowledge and do something to support cultural diversity and inclusion.