Dubai to host second World Tolerance Summit in November

World Tolerance Summit will be held in Dubai from November 14-16 with speakers from across the world
Dubai to host second World Tolerance Summit in November
By Sam Bridge
Fri 21 Jun 2019 12:19 AM

The second edition of the World Tolerance Summit will be held in Dubai from November 14-16 with the participation of speakers and specialists from across the world.

The event will coincide with the International Day of Tolerance, and will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The 2019 edition is themed Tolerance in Multiculturalism: Achieving the Social, Economic and Humane Benefits of a Tolerant World and is organised by the International Institute for Tolerance in Dubai (IIT) as part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.

Top government officials, peace experts, academics, specialists, social workers, envoys from the international diplomatic community, international associations and organisations, and university students are expected to attend the three-day summit.

It will highlight the efforts of the UAE in promoting tolerance by spreading its principles, encouraging acceptance of others without discrimination, and by sending a message of love and peace to all parts of the world.

"The UAE government and people represent a civilised model of tolerance, which is one of the most important human values laid down by the late Sheikh Zayed," said Dr Hamad Al Shaikh Ahmad Al Shaibani, managing director of the IIT and chairman of the Higher Committee of the Summit.

Al Shaibani said that the summit is an important platform for meeting, discussing and coming up with unified ideas to enhance the protection of societies, especially young people, stressing that the family unit and educational institutions are one of the keys to peaceful coexistence and tolerance.

The first edition the summit in 2018 was attended by 1,866 participants from 105 countries across the world.

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