The UAE aims to be the "global capital for tolerance", with the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, declaring 2019 as the 'Year of Tolerance'.
Through year-round legislations and policies, the UAE will instil the values of coexistence and peace in local, regional and international communities.
This is the fifth time in a row that the UAE has identified a theme for the upcoming year. The announcements see federal, local and private entities aligning their activities to achieve the objectives of the theme.
Sheikh Khalifa said the UAE and tolerance go 'hand in hand'. "The Year of Tolerance will be celebrated as a national effort towards further advancing a decades-long dream of creating a tolerant and cohesive society, open to peoples of varying cultures and religions from around the world."
Signalling the agenda for the year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said the country wants government policies that "further consolidate tolerance and a deep sense of community. We want to spread these values among our youth and future generations".
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, stressed that nations built on values of tolerance, love and respect achieve lasting peace.
NMC Health & Profibusiness.world
25 December 2018