UAE launches global initiatives for tolerance, openness

Two new initiatives have been launched in the UAE to encourage and to honour individuals who promote tolerance.

It follows the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Tolerance will lay the foundation for developing tolerant young Arab leaders as well as endorse values that reflect openness.

An International Institute for Tolerance will also be established to publish studies and research reports aimed at supporting experts in the field.

It will also work towards countering extremism and raising awareness about community service.

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