International Day of Tolerance

November 16, 2011 – Today marks one of those obscure days where we don’t really pay attention to what we’re honoring, but we should.

In 1995, November 16 was declared International Tolerance Day by the United Nations to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. This day was selected because the preamble to the United Nations Charter was adopted on November 16, 1945, which states that “peace, if it is not to fail, must be founded on the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind.”

So, we’re 16 years in to a day that honors our respect, acceptance and appreciation of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression, and our ways of being human.

How we doing so far?

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2 thoughts on “International Day of Tolerance

  1. HI!

    I am an Artist from Germany and want to use this cool “Tolerance-Photo” for an invitation for an event that we are about to conduct for the Day of Tolerance here in Germany.
    Is there a copyright on the picture?
    Or Could i just use it?
    I am happy if you could answer fast.

    Much Love, Ilona Raasch
    Hamburg, Germany

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