International day for Tolerance - 16.11.1996
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International day for Tolerance - 16.11.1996
Today in history - November 16, 1996

The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance declared by UNESCO in 1996 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. It is observed on 16 November. The International Day for Tolerance is a time for people to learn about respecting and recognizing the rights and beliefs of others. It is also a time of reflection and debate on the negative effects of intolerance.

Human rights activists also use this day as an opportunity to speak out on human rights laws, especially with regard to banning and punishing hate crimes and discrimination against minorities. In the workplace, special training programs, talks, or messages from workplace leaders about the importance of tolerance are utilized on this day. UNESCO’s logo within itself and the words “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization” underneath the temple, is used for online or print promotional material associated with the International Day for Tolerance.
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