UNAMI Celebrates International Day of Tolerance in Baghdad
Baghdad - INA / celebration of the International Day of Tolerance organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the Iraq conference in Baghdad on the protection of diversity and prevent incitement on the sixteenth of November. The main message that emerged from the conference is "should spare no effort to maintain the fruitful diversity of Iraqi culture threatened by the danger caused by the spread of intolerance and hatred."
According to a statement of UNAMI received "the Iraqi News Agency" that the conference was attended by all of Salim al-Jubouri, head of the House of Representatives and Raundozi Minister of Culture and head of the Shiite and Sunni Endowments and many other eminent personalities.
condemned Mr. Georgi Posten, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq and Acting President of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq in his speech the work of the terrible violence committed by organizing Daash, which he described as deprived Iraqis of their fundamental right to safety.
The statement quoted Posten as saying: "All actors concerned to intensify their efforts to promote the peaceful coexistence in Iraq and to protect diversity and pluralism," and added, "We should spare no effort to protect the rich cultural diversity in Iraq, which threatened danger because of the spread of intolerance and hatred.
"For his part, UNESCO representative in Iraq, Axel Plath said that" tolerance is an expression of appreciation for the rich diversity of Iraqi culture, "adding:" Today, under this diversity is threatened and we must stand together against those who seek to destroy diversity ".
According to also the statement, the leaders pledged to use the political and social status in helping to change behavior and attitudes and stereotypes. They emphasized the importance of the legal provisions of the celebration of diversity and the protection of minorities in order to create a culture of tolerance. He also stressed the role of education in learning to live together through a review of the curriculum and better training for teachers.
The Member States of UNESCO has adopted twenty years ago, on November of 1995, 16 "Declaration of Principles on Tolerance" advertisers officially on November 16 international as a day for toleranc
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