His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, affirmed that the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, which adopts coexistence, tolerance, brotherhood, hope and work, slogans defining the elements of its message to society and the world.
Rather, it is proud and proud that all these values and principles all converge with what we have learned from the founding leader, from the need for conscious interaction with pluralism and diversity in ideas, cultures and beliefs, and the sincere pursuit of acquaintance with human beings, beneficial dialogue and joint work with them in order to achieve good and benefit for all.
This came in the hypothetical press conference organized by the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence yesterday afternoon on the occasion of announcing the details of the National Festival for Tolerance, whose activities start on November 9 and will continue for a week under the slogan “On the path of Zayed”, in the presence of a large number of partners, collaborators, intellectual and local leaders, and Afra Al-Sabri, Director General of the Office of the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence.
His Excellency added: We, while we are organizing this annual festival under the slogan “On the path of Zayed,” express a reality, which is that the late father Sheikh Zayed was an example and a model for a man of wisdom, a man of peace, a man of positive communication with the world, but a man of progress and development. He is a man of tolerance and human brotherhood, keen to achieve good for the human being, everywhere.
Principles and goals
His Excellency pointed out that it is truly a matter of pride that the Committee for Preparation for the Fifty-Year has confirmed that concern for human values and principles is an important element in preparing for the future, including the principles of tolerance, coexistence, solidarity and brotherhood as a strong basis for affirming the state’s ability to respond efficiently and proficiently. Due to the successive changes and developments in the future, but also to confirm its ability to achieve the full participation of all in its path, in a framework that achieves pride, loyalty and belonging to the beloved Emirates for citizens and residents alike.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak extended his sincere thanks to the leadership, and to His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Fifty-Year Preparedness Committee, thanking them all for their strong support for the UAE’s prestigious position in the world. With regard to the details of the activities and events in the fourth session of the National Festival for Tolerance and Coexistence on the path of Zayed, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak referred to several basic points, the first of which is that the festival will be held during the period from 9 to 16 November 2020, so that its closing day is 16 November is the International Day of Tolerance, and the second is that due to the health challenges that the world is witnessing now, as a result of the effects of the Coronavirus, the festival will be implemented this year, in a hypothetical way.
His Excellency added that the festival, in its fourth session, will continue to achieve a number of important goals, of which I mentioned to you, first and foremost, we were all keen to celebrate and be proud of the unique humanitarian, national and global model that the founding leader Sheikh Zayed represents in tolerance and coexistence, explaining that the other goals The festival is to raise awareness of the mission of the Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, and its role in serving society and people.
On the most important elements that the festival focuses on in its new session, His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak said that this year’s session consists of five elements that all complement each other to form the foundations of the festival for this year, as the first component focuses on daily activities interacting with the general public, and these continue Activities are held throughout the festival, and are presented through a set of electronic communication channels available to all.
On the second component of the festival, His Excellency affirmed that it focuses on the activities and initiatives undertaken by the youth of schools and universities. More than 6 thousand students from 81 government and private schools from different emirates of the country will participate in the festival’s activities this year, in full coordination with the Ministry Education, and the various education councils, and there is a detailed plan for their activities that will be made available to all. Male and female students of 40 public and private universities will also participate in the festival’s activities.
His Excellency announced that the third component of the festival focuses on organizing a number of forums and conferences in which community activities and thought leaders in the country and the world participate. This includes the “Tolerance in Electronic Sports” forum, in which representatives of national e-sports federations around the world participate, and participants from Citizens and residents of the country, in addition to organizing the “first annual gathering of tolerance committees in the ministry and government agencies,” in which 40 committee members participate.
His Excellency said: The fourth component of the festival focuses on activities that embody the role of innovation and creativity in deepening the principles of tolerance and coexistence in society. His Excellency added that the fifth component of the festival focuses on the initiatives of state ministries and agencies. There are more than 100 entities in the country, including ministries and federal bodies, in addition to local departments and public and private institutions, all of which will undertake initiatives and activities during the festival period as an expression of each party’s pride in the values of tolerance and coexistence in the Emirates. .
Partnership and activities
The state’s private sector institutions will participate in the activities of this gathering, as an observer, in preparation for launching a similar initiative, on tolerance and coexistence in the private sector, and also coordination will be made with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to organize a meeting with the country’s ambassadors around the world to discuss Zayed’s approach to tolerance and coexistence, as part From the soft power of the state in the world and its role in shaping the future and preparing for the fifty.
In addition to organizing another conference on artificial intelligence and the future of human values, in coordination with the Office of the Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work applications, and with representatives of international technology companies, in particular Microsoft.
The festival is also filled with many intellectual meetings that discuss important issues such as cyberbullying, the dimensions of multiculturalism in the country and the world, among others.
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