“Our goal must be
more than peacefu coexistence. True tolerance requires the free flow of ideas,
quality education for all, respect for human rights, and the sharing of
cultures for mutual understanding. Tolerance is both a condition of peace and an engine for creativity
and innovation.” said “Ban Ki-moon” on international tolerance.
And as his Highness
Sheikh “Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan”, "the President said in a speech to
the leaders at the General Conference of (UNESCO), delivered on his behalf by
his Excellency Sheikh “Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan”, Minister of Culture,
Youth and Community Development “The UAE cherishes the role of culture,
education and development in achieving positive interaction between
civilizations to attain peace and curb conflicts worldwide. Wisdom is our way
to achieve prosperity, spread peace, justice and tolerance worldwide”. He also underlined the role of (UNESCO) in
strengthening cooperation in the areas of education, culture and the sciences.
This came during the
worlds celebrations of the “International Day for Tolerance” on the 16th
of November which was marked upon the initiative of (UNESCO), on the
celebration of its fiftieth anniversary in 1995.
The “UAE’s” openness,
commercial and cultural diversity, constitutes the cornerstone for
strengthening the merit of the “Emirate of Dubai” hosting the (Expo 2020), as this
Emirate became a major destination for individuals, companies, and those
looking for opportunities to work or live in an open and tolerant community and
a strong and diverse economy. Thanks to the prevailing principles of honesty,
humility, tolerance and love for others, also the interest in investment in education
and teachers, instilling those values through the educational system, and as an
example to influence students and youth in the community. As the Minister of Higher
Education and Scientific Research attended in 2011 the event of the churches
celebration in "Abu Dhabi" of the "40th National Day",
under the theme of “United in the love of Emirates” to set a universal model
for civilized coexistence between cultures and religions.
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