According to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, global awareness is a conceptual understanding of global and cultural perspectives with social, political, economic, cultural and environmental components. Global awareness is key to the understanding of commonalities and differences among people.
Global awareness promotes sensitivity to the impact of globalization, a better cross-cultural understanding and better partnerships among educational institutions, government organizations and businesses in an effort to solve global issues. Global diversity includes the dimensions of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, age, family situations, gender, life experiences, sexual orientation and cognitive ability. Rising planetary challenges, such as poverty, health epidemics and economic recessions call for an interconnected awareness and efforts toward global peace.