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International Tolerance Day

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In 1996, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 51/95 proclaiming 16 November as International Day for Tolerance.

This action followed adoption of a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance by UNESCO’s Member States on 16 November 1995. Among other things, the Declaration affirms that tolerance is neither indulgence nor indifference. It is respect and appreciation of the wide variety of our world’s cultures, forms of expression, and ways of being human.

Tolerance recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. People are naturally diverse; only tolerance can ensure the survival of mixed communities in every region of the globe.

Tolerance, patience, and social treatment are the hallmark of society. Pakistan is becoming a polarized country. Tolerance is a social behavior that regulates the social values of a community. Our society desperately needs the values of tolerance, especially in politics, religion, and social conduct.  

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