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International Day for Tolerance

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International Day for Tolerance
by Hilma Wright - Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:09 AM

November 16th, is the International Day for Tolerance established by the United Nations 20 years ago.

The purpose of this day is to promote respect and understanding of world cultures, human rights and equality around the world.

If you would like to find out more about UNESCO and the work they do, click on the following link:

Click here for a better understanding of the term ‘tolerance’:

The best way to promote tolerance and fight prejudice is by supporting knowledge and understanding. So celebrate the International Day for Tolerance by trying something unfamiliar or learning something new from a different culture:



Tolerance also includes promoting diversity and social cohesion through greater understanding in our own society.


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