Did You Know That There is The Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity? And Why Should you Care?

Juliette Passer, General Counsel, International Project Development Group, LLC,, USA

Cultural diversity is difficult to quantify, but a good indication is thought to be a count of the number of languages spoken in a region or in the world as a whole. There are currently 7,111 known languages spoken by people around the world, according to Ethnologue, widely considered to be the most extensive catalogue of the languages of the world. These languages are dynamic and living. With modernization, sadly, a third of these languages face the risk of extinction.

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USA Human Rights Management November 2020 Vol.13, No. 53, Autumn 2020

Juliette Passer


Juliette Passer is an accomplished senior executive steeped in International, and the ability to help companies accelerate their penetration and growth in the United States and abroad. She has performed successfully in that role for over twenty-eight years, also serving as counsel to the legal implications and nuances of these expansions. She is particularly adept knowledgeable in markets including the former USSR, Eastern and Western Europe, China, Turkey, and Panama. Finally, Juliette has extensive experience on numerous private Boards, and is available for suitable Board engagements. Following the completion of her legal studies, Juliette gained her early legal and international experience as a corporate Associate with the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton, as well as Patterson, Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP. She gained exposure to corporate finance, general corporate practice, arbitration and international development for clients. Her responsibilities included negotiating lending, stock purchase, licensing, distribution and joint venture agreements, in addition to opening a Moscow office. She trained Russian attorneys under the auspices of the American Bar Association and Council for Trade and Economic Cooperation. Additionally, Juliette has brought her expertise to thousands of individuals through her teaching engagements, seminars and courses. She has lectured US and international audiences on issues of law and commerce, with a particular expertise in emerging markets and the Internet. Juliette completed law studies from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, graduating cum laude, and serving as President of the International Law Society. She also undertook special studies in Soviet Law at the Columbia School of Law. She holds a Master of Arts in Music Education and a B.M. in Harp Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.

International Project Development Group, LLC,


The International Project Development Group, is a New York practice specializing in the broad range of domestic and international transactions, representing both US and foreign clients. Since 1996, they have been counsel in sectors ranging from aviation to pharmaceuticals, telecomm, manufacturing, entertainment, and petrochemicals as well as international arbitration.

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