United Nations Observance at Kidstown: World Day of Tolerance

UN World Day of Tolerance is celebrated worldwide each year on 16 November. This year, the World Day of Tolerance will be observed in Shepparton at Kidstown on Friday, 14 November commencing at 12:00PM. Schools and Community Organisations around Shepparton will be participating, and the event is supported jointly by Shepparton Interfaith Network and Ethnic Communities of Shepparton and District.

UN World Day of Tolerance is observed every year on November 16th.

The International Day for Tolerance is an opportunity for each of us to renew our commitment to practising tolerance and promoting harmony. Globalizing quickly, the world is also increasingly fragile. This is why every day, in every society, we need to build new bridges of tolerance, trust and understanding.

Tolerance Builds Society

The individual and society are intertwined inextricably. Society shapes each individual providing the arena for our development, and sets the ideals that we should strive for. From a citizenship viewpoint, our task is to recognize our indebtedness to society and our duty towards it, to foster the social virtues of honesty, fair play, tolerance and cordiality. A chance conglomeration of humans does not become a society. Each one of us has a responsibility to contribute to the welfare of all.

Local Celebrations

Local schools have been invited to participate in an art competition on Tolerance; sporting personalities have bene invited to speak on tolerance at school sports events, and there will be presentations on Tolerance at Kidstown on Friday, 14 November.

What: UN World Day of Tolerance

WhenFriday, 14 November 2014, 12 Noon;

Where: Kidstown, Peter Ross Causeway, Shepparton

Cost: Free; Free BBQ Lunch!

More information: Ethnic Communities of Shepparton and District: 03 5831 2395

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Links to United Nations Tolerance Day

United Nations: In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public. Go to the United Nations Website for World Day of Tolerance

UNESCO Prize for Promoting Tolerance: In 1995, to mark the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, UNESCO created a prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence.

The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence rewards significant activities in the scientific, artistic, cultural or communication fields aimed at the promotion of a spirit of tolerance and non-violence. Go to UNESCO's Message on promoting Tolerance.

Wikipedia: The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance declared by UNESCO in 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. It is observed on 16 November. Go to Wikipedia.


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