The International Day for Tolerance was started by UNESCO in 1995. This
day is celebrated every year on 16 November. Tolerance is neither
indulgence nor indifference. It is respect and appreciation of the rich variety
of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.
Tolerance recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental
freedoms of others. People are naturally diverse; only tolerance can ensure
the survival of mixed communities in every region of the globe.
The International Day for Tolerance is a time for people to learn about
respecting and recognizing the rights and beliefs of others. It is also a time
of reflection and debate on the negative effects of intolerance. Live
discussions and debates take place across the world on this day, focusing
on how various forms of injustice, oppression, racism and unfair
discrimination have a negative impact on society.
Learn what UNESCO does for Tolerance https://www.unesco.org/en/days/tolerance