I believe the rapprochement of cultures will be through mutual dialog, communication and cooperation. As the starting point is mutual dialog I thought cut-out people as universal symbols of the entire humanity and the speech balloons for dialog.
People holding hands express the connection, collaboration and peace between civilizations and cultures. And the speech balloon shaped heads of theme emphasize mutual dialog and understanding.
Speech balloons express cultural diversity with their distinct colors and rapprochement with their intersection which constitutes a base for "2010, International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures".
With this composition I meant to emphasize the connective role of intercultural dialog for the entire humanity.