International Day for Tolerance, 16 November

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16 November is the annual International Day for Tolerance; UN Member States are invited to observe the International Day for Tolerance with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public.

The day marks the anniversary of UNESCO’s founding, and its Member States’ adoption of the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance.

Further Reading

Report of the Secretary-General on promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue (2013)

UNESCO’s Integrated Strategy to Combat Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Intolerance

UN Alliance of Civilizations’ “Education About Religions & Beliefs” portal and community

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