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International Day for Tolerance Celebrations On 16 November: Details Aim, History

International Day for Tolerance Celebrations On 16 November: Details Aim, History

The International Day for Tolerance is celebrated annually on 16 November around the world to create public awareness of the dangers of intolerance.

The International Day for Tolerance observance aims to educate global masses about the need for tolerance in society and help them understand the negative effects of intolerance.

The International Day for Tolerance also appreciates the rich variety of the world’s cultures, forms of expression and ways of being human. It recognises the universal human rights and funda

The International Day for Tolerance was established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by passing resolution 51/95 in 1996. The day was officially designated in the wake of the United Nations Year for Tolerance 1995 proclaimed by the UNGA in 1993.

The International Day for Tolerance was instituted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by passing resolution 51/95 in 1996. The day was officially designated in the wake of the United Nations Year for Tolerance 1995 proclaimed by the UNGA in 1993.

The UNESCO had instituted Madanjeet Singh Prize in 1995 to mark the day and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence.

The prize rewards persons in the fields of scientific, artistic, cultural or communication aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence. It is awarded every two years on the International Day for Tolerance.

The 2016 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence was bestowed upon Russia’s Federal Research and Methodological Centre for Tolerance Psychology and Education (Tolerance Centre).


 

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