News Display: International Day for Tolerance
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 11/05/2012
Uploaded: 11/14/2012
Uploaded by: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Pockets: Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, News Displays
Tags: community, diversity, global affairs, Respect, tolerance, United Nations

Description/Abstract: News Display: International Day for Tolerance, Friday, 11/16

In 1996 the United Nations General Assembly invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public. A global observance, it "aims to educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effects of intolerance."

News will feature articles about the International Day for Tolerance, drawing upon examples of tolerance in our society, as well as respect, dialogue, and cooperation among different cultures, civilizations, and people.