The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched a landmark global initiative for tolerance under which international figures of tolerance in the field of human intellect, literary creativity and aesthetic arts will be honored.
The ‘Mohammad Bin Rashid Tolerance Award’ was introduced to build young Arab cadres in the field of tolerance to support the intellectual, cultural and media productions related to promoting the values of tolerance and enhancing openness to other Arab countries.
Sheikh Mohammad also launched the region’s first of its kind International Institute of Tolerance, which will be tasked with providing necessary consultations and experiences that help consolidate tolerance values among peoples.
The institute, which aims to publish tolerance-related researches and reports, will work effectively with other global cultural institutions in the Arab world so as to teach the new emerging generations values of tolerance.
The institute will also conduct a number of social studies to delve into the root causes of intolerance, isolation and sectarianism and will support Arab researchers and global specialists in tolerance. It will help consolidate new thoughts in the mind-set of young people through conducting researches to develop the education system.