According to UN.org, “in 1996, the UN General Assembly invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This action followed up on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO, as outlined in the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the Year“.
Every year, with the purpose of generating public awareness of the dangers of intolerance, various conferences and festivals are organized in the occasion of International Day for Tolerance. Among them, “Universal Tolerance Cartoon Festival” in Drammen, Norway which organized an International Cartoon Festival in 2013.
Happy International Day for Tolerance, 2019!
Read more about the International Day Of Tolerance and find out how you can make a difference in spreading awareness about the importance of tolerance within society by visiting the websites linked below: