International Day for Tolerance 2010

Photo by Marigela Orvañanos

On November 16, the United Nations (UN) will once again commemorate the International Day for Tolerance which was created by the General Assembly in 1996.

Examples of the need to teach and practice tolerance and respect are not hard to find in today’s world as discrimination and phobias of many sorts still abound. The ultimate form of intolerance is of course genocide. Working for reconciliation and a better world requires us to take a stand against intolerance, to begin teaching tolerance to the very young, to practice it wherever we can, and to take concrete action to prevent the development of the causes of intolerance.

The following UN resources might provide useful information for educators:

NGO Office
Ocotober 2010