Unity in diversity
|Unity in diversity in various languages|
|Afrikaans||eenheid in diversiteit|
|Arabic||الوحدة في التنوع|
|Bulgarian||Единни в многообразието|
|Czech||Jednota v rozmanitosti|
|Danish||Forenet i mangfoldighed|
|Dutch||In verscheidenheid verenigd|
|English||Unity in diversity|
|Filipino||Pagkakaisa sa pagkakaiba-iba|
|French||Unis dans la diversité|
|German||In Vielfalt geeint|
|Greek||Ενότητα στην πολυµορφία|
|Hungarian||Egység a sokféleségben|
|Hindi||अनेकता में एकता (Anektaa me Ektaa)|
|Irish||Aontaithe san éagsúlacht|
|Indonesian||Persatuan dalam Perbedaan|
|Italian||Unità nella diversità|
|Kannada||ವಿವಿಧತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಏಕತೆ (Vividhateyalli Ekate)|
|Korean||다양성 속의 통일성|
|Nepali||अनेकतामा एकता (Anekataama Ekataa)|
|Old Javanese||Bhinneka Tunggal Ika Indonesian motto|
|Persian||وحدت در کثرت|
|Polish||Jedność w różnorodności|
|Portuguese||Unidade na diversidade|
|Romanian||Unitate în diversitate|
|Russian||Единство в многообразии|
|Scots||Unitit in diversitie|
|Slovak||Jednota v rozmanitosti|
|Slovene||Združeni v raznolikosti|
|Spanish||Unidos en la diversidad|
|Swedish||Förenade i mångfalden|
|Telugu||భిన్నత్వం లో ఏకత్వం|
|Ukrainian||Єдність у різноманітті|
|Urdu||اختلاف میں اتحاد (Iḵẖtilāf meṉ ittiḥād)|
|Vietnamese||Thống nhất trong đa dạng|
Unity in diversity is a concept of "unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation"  that shifts focus from unity based on a mere tolerance of physical, cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, ideological and/or psychological differences towards a more complex unity based on an understanding that difference enriches human interactions. The concept of unity in diversity was used "in non-Western cultures such as indigenous peoples in North America and Taoist societies in 400-500 B.C.E. In premodern Western culture it has been implicit in the organic conceptions of the universe that have been manifest since the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations through medieval Europe and into the Romantic era." 
Bahá'í Faith (1938)
|“||How does the dual relationship of the French Canadians make them an element of strength and order, and therefore of unity, in our joint civilization, which necessarily includes not only Canada and the British Commonwealth of Nations, but also the United States, the Latin republics of America and liberated France?||”|
Unity in Diversity: Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (1977)
The term was used by a group of academics who formed the Interdisciplinary Research Seminar at Wilfred Laurier University with a sense of community in mind (p. xvi) working to develop practical wisdom through interdisciplinary activity as opposed to the trend towards fragmentation and ever narrowing specializations in academia. Ervin Laszlo presented his paper entitled "Framework for a General Systems Theory of World Order" (1974) as one the first seminar Papers that led to the establishment of the IRS in 1975.
South Africa (1981)
When the Apartheid Republic of South Africa celebrated 20 years of independence on 31 May 1981, the theme of the celebrations was "unity in diversity" as a cynical attempt to explain away the inequalities in South African life. Anti-apartheid campaigners opposed these celebrations and called on runners of the Comrades Marathon to protest at the co-option of the event by wearing a black armband. The winner of the race, Bruce Fordyce, was one of those wearing a black armband.
Michael Novak (1983)
|“||Unity in diversity is the highest possible attainment of a civilization, a testimony to the most noble possibilities of the human race. This attainment is made possible through passionate concern for choice, in an atmosphere of social trust.||”|
European Union (2000)
In 2000, the European Union adopted 'United in Diversity' (Latin: In varietate concordia) as official Motto, a reference to the many and diverse member states of the Union in terms of culture. Apart from its English form, the European Union's motto is also official in 22 other languages. "Unity in diversity" was selected in through a competition process involving students from member nations. According to the European Commission:
|“||The motto means that, via the EU, Europeans are united in working together for peace and prosperity, and that the many different cultures, traditions and languages in Europe are a positive asset for the continent.||”|
House of Blues performance venues have an emblem at the top of the stage with several religious symbols, and the phrase "Unity in Diversity."
- EUROPA - Sracfhéachaint ar an AE - Siombailí an AE - Aontaithe san éagsúlacht
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- Effendi, Shoghi (1938). The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh. Wilmette, Illinois, USA: Bahá'í Publishing Trust. ISBN 0-87743-231-7.
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- Godbout, Adelard (April 1943). Canada: Unity in Diversity 21 (3). Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved February 14, 2012.
- "Bruce Fordyce to Receive Honorary Degree from Wits University, his Alma Mater". University of the Witwatersrand. 20 November 2007.
- Novak, Michael (1983). "Epigraph". In Carol L. Birch. Unity in Diversity: An Index to the Publications of Conservative and Libertarian Institutions. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press: New American Foundation. p. 263. ISBN 0-8108-1599-0.
- European Union official website United in Diversity, accessdate: January 20, 2010