16

Nov

2017

Day of Tolerance 2017

(International or Regional Day)

United Nations, Worldwide |http://www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/

The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and violent extremism and widening conflicts that are characterized by a fundamental disregard for human life.

In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This action followed up on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO, as outlined in the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the Year.

The United Nations has launched a new campaign to promote tolerance, respect and dignity across the world. TOGETHER is a global campaign that aims to reduce negative perceptions and attitudes towards refugees and migrants, and to strengthen the social contract between host countries and communities, and refugees and migrants.

October

23 October

IACHR 165 Ordinary Period of Sessions

(Conference/meeting)

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Montevideo, Uruguay |http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/media_center/calendar.asp

26 October

UN GA: The Impact of Fundamentalism and Extremism on the Cultural Rights of Women

(Conference/meeting)

Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York, NY, USA

November

16 November

Day of Tolerance 2017

(International or Regional Day)

United Nations, Worldwide |http://www.un.org/en/events/toleranceday/

December