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Cross cultural sensitivity is the knowledge, awareness, and acceptance of other "cultures.



Support of cultural sensitivity is based on ideological or practical considerations.

Former "Secretary-General of the United Nations "Kofi Annan advocates cultural sensitivity as an essential value in the modern world:

Tolerance, inter-cultural dialogue and respect for diversity are more essential than ever in a world where people are becoming more and more closely interconnected.Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General of the "United Nations

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Cultural sensitivity can increase the security of travellers. Lacking awareness of foreign cultures can have adverse legal consequences.[2]

Cultural sensitivity can have positive effects in academia. In 2002 "Unity College, Murray Bridge, began a Student Exchange Program with "Chuo University Suginami High School in "Tokyo, Japan. This program has been successful because of the both schools' focus on cross cultural awareness [3]

Cultural sensitivity training in health care providers can improve the satisfaction and health outcomes of patients from different minority groups [4]


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  1. ^ United Nations. Retrieved on 2009-04-06
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  3. ^ Unity College. Retrieved 2009-04-06
  4. ^ "THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN HEALTHCARE". Cultural Candor Inc. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
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