International Day for Tolerance

The International Day for Tolerance is observed every year on November 16 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. Over the past years, acts of intolerance, violence, terrorism and racism have been on the rise. They are often directed at the most vulnerable members in our society: national, ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities, refugees, migrant workers and immigrants. Intolerance is a threat to the consolidation of peace and democracy and an obstacle to development, International Day for Tolerance reminds all of us of the dignity and worth of every human being and encourages us to live together in peace.